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Purchasing Specialist

Ashley Furniture Industries, LLC.
Advance, NC, United States

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Are you a strong negotiator with a keen attention to detail? Does working with a global supply chain that blends and optimizes both domestic and foreign production efforts get you excited? Do you want to take that excitement and knowledge and work for a World-Class organization?

Then apply today to our Supply Chain Team at Ashley Furniture – the World’s Largest Furniture Manufacturer!

Ashley Furniture has one of the most sophisticated, efficient and dynamic logistics systems in the world that directs every variable that goes into making and moving product.

Purchasing Specialist

What Will You Do?

You will be responsible for facilitating communication between Manufacturing Operations, Design, Engineering and Purchasing to collect data to support the selection of primary and secondary suppliers of raw materials, components and/or MRO supplies that offer the best-delivered value to the Ashley Companies. Perform initial price negotiations with suppliers as needed. Serve as the company representative to prospective suppliers, communicate company needs and gather information from suppliers regarding their products and services. Provide recommendations to the Global Commodity Manager on best course of action based on initial price negotiations and supplier selection research.

What Do You Need?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or related field, Required

  • 2 years of purchasing experience with a background in sourcing, negotiating, quality assurance

  • APICS and/or ISM certification is a bonus!

  • Knowledge of materials management software programs

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong negotiation skills and attention to detail

  • Proficient computer skills with the Microsoft Office Suite

  • Perform well in a fast-paced work environment

Who Are We?

  • We offer competitive pay and excellent benefits.

  • We are a multi-billion dollar company and the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world, and offer one of the industry’s broadest product assortments at over 20,000 storefronts in 123 countries.

  • Growth-Focused is one of our core values, and we are dedicated to helping you grow with us through training, mentoring, and coaching as well as investing in the latest design tools, production equipment and new technologies.

  • Environmental efforts are a priority as we continually seek to recycle, reuse and replenish every day.

  • Millions of dollars are contributed annually to local and national charities as we seek to improve the lives of people around the world.

We are an equal opportunity employer and provide a drug-free working environment. While Ashley appreciates the interest of all candidates only those meeting specific position requirements may be contacted. Principals Only.

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