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Great Works Internet (GWI) is hiring a Procurement & Inventory Control Associate to join their growing team in Biddeford, ME.  (This is a part time to full time hybrid/remote position with candidates being a commutable distance to the office 1 to 2 days a week. Flexibility of schedule for part time is available.) GWI is a Certified B Corporation and on the 2020 and 2021 Maine’s Best Places to Work list. GWI’s networks are infused with their DNA of network reliability, neutrality, privacy, and security. These networks are vital for everyone; digital inclusion is a fundamental goal. Every day, GWI measures their performance not just on profit but on the positive impact their network has on the communities they passionately serve.
As the Procurement & Inventory Control Associate you will be responsible for the purchasing and inventory management of materials as well as developing procurement policies and procedures with a goal to maximize efficiency, optimize workflow and cashflow.  The ideal candidate is someone comfortable with inventory management systems, vendor contract administration, spreadsheets and inventory databases and has a gift for organization and attention to detail.

The work of the Procurement & Inventory Control Associate includes:

    • Maintains knowledge of trends, prices, buyers, and delivery conditions to anticipate future material availability; directs purchasing programs accordingly.
    • Develops and maintains inventory databases for supplies and materials used.
    • Develops and maintains an Approved Supplier List (ASL) program.
    • Negotiates and completes contracts with vendors for optimal cost and delivery times.
    • Reviews purchase orders and contracts for compliance with company and departmental policies.
    • Collaborates with Sales, Customer Operations, Information Technology, Information Systems and Network Engineering departments to maximize efficiency in the purchasing and inventory control department.
    • Communicates with suppliers to resolve problems that may arise regarding delivery, quality, price, or conditions of sale.
    • Physical inventory and cycle counts, as established by the Accounting Manager.
    • Monthly vendor invoice audits of type II direct resold services.
    • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to purchasing and inventory control with a goal to maximize efficiency, optimize workflow and cashflow.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you will bring to the role:

    • Two to four years of purchasing and inventory control experience, preferably in an MRP environment.
    • Proven negotiation skills.
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively at all levels in a team environment.
    • Keen problem solving and relationship building skills.
    • Knowledge of Google Drive, Sage Intacct (preferred) and Excel.
    • Skill in organizing and establishing priorities.
    • Basic understanding of vendor contracts administration.
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
    • Consistent ability to effectively multitask with quality results.
Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, familial status, domestic violence status, or any other status protected by law.