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Purchasing Specialist - AMCO

Company: Ravago
Location: Orlando
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Product Specialist is responsible for the inventory analysis, margin approval, and business allocation of one or more assigned product lines. The Product Specialist serves as the primary point of contact for sellers to obtain pricing and availability. The Product Specialist gathers information from the sales team, and collaborates with the Product Coordinator and Product Manager for planning of inventory mix, placement, and levels. The Product Specialist is an extension of the Product Manager, and given the authority to make all operational decisions for the product line. The objectives of the position is to drive sales through responsiveness, ensure sound business decisions are made on a transactional level, and control costs through proper planning.


  • Responsible for interfacing with the sales force for all purchasing related matters not requested by CSR.
  • Managing inventory positions in coordination with PM. Includes forecasting, allocation assignments and intercompany transfers.
  • Responsible for allocating all materials to sales orders as needed and in a timely manner.
  • Communicate any changes directly to the affected CSR and Sales Representative.
  • Analyze each shipping order to ensure acceptable margin is maintained with each order, and exceptions are overridden for shipment
  • Evaluate each transaction taking market conditions, customer status, and inventory position to execute the best business decision for Entec.
  • If the Product Specialist decides that the margin is not acceptable per the conditions above, they are to inform the PM and contact sales representative with recommendation to rectify.
  • Responsible for forecasting "A" inventory items and placing POs with suppliers for "A" items. PS may pass PO placement to PC for back-up purposes.
  • Establish need for material
  • Analyze usage versus buying rules and carrying costs to identify correct levels and placement of inventory
  • Identify ratable business versus spot business in order to hold inventory for core business
  • Work with sellers to obtain customer forecasts and blanket purchase orders
  • Limit aged inventory through inventory movement
  • Responsible for management of supply material agreements with regards to inventory availability.
  • Responsible for providing supplier forecasts as required by supplier.
  • Responsible for approving material movements (warehouse to warehouse) and intercompany sales.
  • In the absence of the PM, responsible for cost approvals and assisting in desired material availability.
  • Responsible for any cost related requests made by the PM for his/her assigned product line.
  • Responsible for maintaining and assisting in depletion of aged inventory.
  • Monitor railcars and ensure movement to avoid demurrage.
  • Approve RGA's, CAR's and claims for damages and advise disposition of material upon return.
  • Approve Demurrage Invoices.
  • Analyze material locations for optimal placement.



  • 2 years of Ravago business knowledge/experience preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Experience in distribution preferred
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office


  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel & Word
  • Detail oriented and ability to prioritize
  • Good at multitasking
  • Adaptability and flexibility a must


Ravago Americas is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with this employer depends solely upon your qualifications.

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  • Pay Type Hourly

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  • Orlando, FL, USA

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