Purchasing Assistant – Fertilizer

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Purchasing Assistant – Fertilizer

Do you have at least two years of agricultural chemical experience? Have you been in a purchasing role for at least two years? Can you apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, and ratios to practical applications? If you answered yes to all of these questions, AND you have experience with JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning, this may be the job for you! ?For nearly a century, Wilbur-Ellis has experienced success and growth in marketing and distributing agricultural products and services.? Join us and grow your career with a strong and profitable industry leader offering competitive compensation, tremendous growth and development opportunities, and a people-first work environment. Come grow with us!?General Purpose and Scope of Position: This position is responsible for the coordination of product acquisition, shipment and product transfers across locations to ensure movement of product inventory based on customer/branch needs.? The position also provides assistance in all aspects of customer service including product sourcing, order processing and inventory coordination.? Successful performance in the role relies on timely and accurate agricultural chemical ordering and understanding timely inventory supply.??Key Skills and Abilities Include:High School graduate or equivalentMinimum of 2 years? previous experience within the agricultural chemical industryMinimum of 2 years? previous experience in a purchasing roleAbility to apply mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages and ratios to practical applicationsMust be able to read, analyze and interpret written procedures and reportsPrevious experience with JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning order entry system, preferred. JD Edwards practices and process training will be provided, as necessary.Proficiency with computers to intermediate level utilizing Microsoft Windows Office Suite ProgramsAbility to read, write and speak the English language fluently?Key Personal Attributes Include:? Ability to respond professionally to common inquiries or complaints from other employees, customers, regulatory agencies, suppliers, etc.Requires excellent interpersonal and strong communication skills (verbal and written) for interaction with customers, fellow employees (via telephone, two-way radio and email) and the general public, including the ability to maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer serviceAbility to sit at desk or computer terminal to perform writing, and keying/typing information for long periods of timeMust have strong organizational skills with strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize multiple assignmentsMust be a self-starter with strong time management skillsAbility to learn detailed and specific procedures and processes and execute them accurately and efficiently?Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables Include:Responsibility for processing orders received from branch locations, sales reps and/or customers for orders of Plant Protection Products.This includes taking orders, sourcing materials, processing orders and preparing paperwork for pickup or delivery and completing applicable paperwork in an accurate and timely manner to ensure satisfactory invoicing/billing.Responsibility for coordination of transfers of product between branches, including contacting trucking companies to coordinate shipments and instruct drivers on requirements of the loads as needed to facilitate product movement.Responsible for Inventory tracking and control, including conducting physical inventory counts of products stored in warehouses and bulk storage areas as required.Order products from suppliers including electronic order entry and processing (sales orders, shipping documents, invoicing) utilizing JD Edwards Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.Responsible for answering and responding to customer inquiries and requests for orders (telephone, computer and walk-in traffic) and inquiries about product orders in a timely, accurate and appropriate manner.Communicates directions and instructions, both verbally and in writing, to customers, vendors, other employees and the public.Responsible for conversion of volumetric measurements and calculation of total quantities of products by weight and/or volumetric measurements.Presents a professional image to customers in all interactions (verbal, computer and in-person) and in personal appearance.Makes use of standard office equipment: computer software and programs, fax machines, postage machines, copier machines, etc. to effectively perform all aspects of position responsibilities.Provides backup and assistance to other purchasing assistants and/or receptionist, including answering phones.Proactively seeks and participates in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance skill set and knowledge base.Follows all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.Performs all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.??Compensation and Benefits:Competitive hourly wage depending on experienceEmployee health and retirement benefit offering??COMPANY CULTURE ?Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employerWilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.?Wilbur-Ellis is for and about peopleWilbur-Ellis has enjoyed?over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and a dedication to quality work, our customers and each other.?Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry?s best workforceWilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.?Wilbur-Ellis Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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