North Kingstown, RI / Hybrid


Summary of the Position

The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for the planning and purchasing of materials and products to support production schedules, sales forecasting, and inventory schedules as well as the transfer of materials in support of customer demands.

Essential Duties and responsibilities*
Form close working relationships with key contacts to ensure the efficient delivery of material
Manage domestic and international principal inventories based on historical usage and sales forecasts
Serve as an in-house expert in navigation, interpretation, and processing of inventory and orders within various systems such as Chempax and Overdrive
Verify cost information and other details on purchase orders prior to issue and submittal to suppliers
Maintain vendor cost book revisions/updates
Inquire and maintain information for price and availability of new items
Maintain open orders spreadsheet and due dates in ERP system
Maintain updates for Customer Service and Sales Teams
Receive inbound shipments to warehouse inventory
Match receivers with invoices to review and approve for payment
Monitor slow moving items for return, disposal, or special sale
Prepare transfers between warehouses
Provide answers and support for inventory related questions
Generate reports and update status spreadsheets
Maintain purchasing files for recordkeeping and compliance purposes
Interact with Customer Service to achieve 100% on time/in full shipments
Interact with Accounts Payable to ensure correct and timely payment information
Collaborate with regulatory, commercial, and operations to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
Maintain an understanding of new and existing regulations that may impact the organization’s products and processes
Support and lead by example, Barentz’ culture, values and fundamentals
Participate in ongoing personal development opportunities
Perform other duties as requested

Minimum 3 years’ experience in purchasing, inventory analysis, or materials management
Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred or equivalent experience
Must be detail oriented with the ability to balance attention to detail with turnaround time
Exceptional organizational, analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills
Demonstrated teamwork, productivity, accuracy, dedication, and professionalism
Must be fluent in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook, etc. and have strong computer/technical skills
Ability and desire to quickly learn new processes and systems
Self-motivated, high energy, and engaging level of enthusiasm and positive outlook

Work Environment
Work is performed in a typical office environment where the temperature is maintained throughout the year.; The use of proper PPE is required in production and warehouse environments.

Physical requirements
The position is primarily sedentary. Must be able to use a computer for prolonged periods of time.

If you are interested in joining our team, please forward your resume and cover letter to: