Purchasing Support Associate

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Keene, NH


<strong>Founded in 1982, Connection delivers valuable IT services and advanced technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare markets. Today, we serve our customers through our staff of highly trained Account Managers, our team of on-staff experts, and our efficient procurement websites. We are also proud to offer custom-configured computer systems from a ISO 9001:2015 certified technical configuration lab at our distribution center in Wilmington, OH.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Our company has over&nbsp;<a href="https://www.connection.com/content/about/certifications-and-authorizations?cm_sp=content-_-about-us-_-certifications-and-authorizations">2,500 technical certifications</a>&nbsp;that ensure our experts can solve any customer need, no matter how complex. Additionally, our GlobalServe offering delivers global procurement solutions through our network of 500 suppliers in 174 countries.</strong> https://www.connection.com/

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Full Time

Overview: The Purchasing Support Associate works under the immediate supervision of the Supervisor, Purchasing Support from detailed verbal and written instructions. The Purchasing Support Associate provides entry-level support to Sales and the Purchasing Teams by facilitating requests via both electronic cases and telephone-based inquires. In this capacity, the Associate provides Sales with the first line of support regarding a specific array of Supply Chain issues. The Associate receives training as available to increase knowledge and productivity.
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Adaptable with the ability to switch tasks based on shifting priorities</li> <li>Analytical with the ability to draw conclusions from data, systematic and rational</li> <li>Detail-oriented with item by item focus, meticulous attention to detail with the ability to proofread for accuracy</li> <li>Judgment with ability to formulate opinions, compare and decide with a good sense</li> <li>Articulate with the ability to express oneself clearly and professionally in written and oral communication</li> <li>Good listening skills with the ability to receive information completely and understand what is being said</li> <li>Good social skills with the ability to build professional relationships with internal Connection departments and our external Vendor and Distribution partners</li> </ul> <div id="gtx-trans" style="position: absolute; left: -21px; top: 25.3608px;">&nbsp;</div>
Requirements: <p><strong><u>Technology</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Basic computer knowledge with ability to operate keyboard for data entry.</li> <li>Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with ability to create a document or simple spreadsheet.</li> <li>A command of JDE keying procedures as well as the use of related sales tools</li> <li>Familiarity with our Vendor Partners' web portals as well as our internal product availability tools</li> </ul> <div> <p><strong><u>Business</u></strong></p> <ul> <li>Customer-oriented, with ability to listen to and anticipate needs of the customer</li> <li>A general understanding of business philosophies and supporting procedures</li> <li>A general understanding of supply-chain logic, processes, and the goals they support.</li> <li>Negotiation skills with ability to ensure best possible agreements and service to internal and external customers</li> </ul> </div>