The Technology Purchasing Specialist’s primary role is procuring hardware and software product from sales opportunities for RSM’s Technology clients. The opportunities will come from internal consultants, sales staff and directly from the client. Product knowledge and overall understanding of procurement is required. This role will ensure products will meet client requirements and time frames. They will ensure accuracy of orders and pricing. They will work with consultants and clients to relay availability and tracking information. Work with team to ensure knowledge transfer and cross-training. Work with vendors to learn about potential pricing options and special promotions.
Technology Purchasing Specialist duties may include but are not limited to:
Ensures products are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner
Serve as a mediator during disputes between vendors and consultant/clients
Source product for best price and availability
Process Returned Merchandise Authorizations (RMAs)
Work with vendors and distributors to obtain RMA approvals
Evaluate and report on distribution and manufacturer performance
Work with Technology Solutions team on special pricing requirements
Follow-up with vendors and distributors on backorders
Provide input, creative solutions, and ideas to the management team and IT consultants on product offerings
Help to streamline and improve processes to increase efficiency
Relationship Management duties may include but are not limited to:
Learn pricing programs
Work with distributors to take advantage of potential programs to reduce cost and drive margin
Develop relationships with the distributors and direct buy manufacturers
Maintain contact information for distributors and vendors
Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in purchasing preferred
Basic understanding of computers and computer systems
Ability to work within a team atmosphere
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Strong attention to detail
Excellent customer service skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Effective time management and organization skills
You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.
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