Inventory and Purchasing Specialist

Kelly Services

Job Description

Purchasing and Inventory Specialist needed in the Wood Dale / Bensenville area


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Position: Purchasing and Inventory Specialist


Location: Wood Dale/ Bensenville area

Direct hire

Pay: up to $80K

Position Overview

Responsible for maintaining, forecasting and planning the purchase of materials.

Job Functions

  • Maintain and update inventory file. Process all product review forms.
  • Obtain stock approval from senior management for new items to be inventoried.
  • Update inventory cost file when suppliers increase cost.
  • Process all purchase orders and send to suppliers for warehouse materials
  • Review all Certificate of Analysis for inbound goods are within specification.
  • Send all inventory item information to warehouses for goods that are stored.
  • Maintain and distribute all SOS' received from suppliers for goods that are sold.
  • Communicate with warehouse on all inbound goods to their facility.
  • Process and distribute import documents.
  • Process the receipts for all purchase orders
  • Process all return to suppliers.
  • Process and general ledger code all vouchers received for material purchases.
  • Review materials in inventory for expiration.
  • Obtain re-certification of material to extend shelf life.
  • Aged inventory reporting and resolution
  • Review and coordinate the sale/return or disposal of any slow/dead inventory.
  • Review and process monthly stock status/stock valuation, internal and warehouse.
  • Verify and resolve inventory cost /quantity variances. Process reconciling entries.
  • Review and monitor the accuracy of lot numbers at warehouse and our inventory system.
  • Allocate inventory by lot to warehouse sales orders. Perform lot tracing as needed.
  • Work with sales organization to obtain forecasts for materials in inventory.
  • Monitor forecasts and obtain needed updates for variances actual versus budget.
  • Utilize forecasted information to maintain material requirements in inventory.
  • Process and Return Supplier forecast as required
  • Obtain all needed documents for warehouse selection. Maintain all warehouse records and contact information.
  • Coordinate and process all physical inventory counts.
  • Perform a warehouse inspection at minimum every two years.
  • Obtain all needed information for new suppliers.
  • Provide all suppliers with tax exemption information

Job Requirements


  • 5 + years similar experience
  • Proficient in forecasting inventory
  • Experience in reducing Stock Levels and avoiding Stock Outs
  • Proficient in demand forecasting
  • Purchasing experience

Purchasing ; procurement ; inventory control ; materials manager ; demand planner