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Technology Purchasing Specialist

Job Description

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.


Essential Duties:


Technology Purchasing Specialist duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Processing orders

  • Ensures products are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner

  • Updating client/consultant

  • 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

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in purchasing preferred

Technical/Soft Skills:

  • 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.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Job Requirements

 

Job Snapshot

Location US-IA-Dubuque
Employment Type Full-Time Employee
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Accounting, Finance
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Company Overview

RSM US LLP

Effective Oct. 26, 2015, McGladrey united with fellow members of our global network under the common brand name RSM. RSM US LLP is the leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market, with more than 8,000 people in 80 offices nationwide. It is a licensed CPA firm and the U.S. member of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 37,500 people in over 110 countries. RSM uses its deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of clients to help them succeed. For more information, visit www.rsmus.com. Learn More

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US-IA-Dubuque
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RSM US LLP
Company:
US-IA-Dubuque
Location:
Full-Time Employee
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Accounting, Finance
Store Type:

Job Description

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.


Essential Duties:


Technology Purchasing Specialist duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Processing orders

  • Ensures products are purchased in the most cost- and time-efficient manner

  • Updating client/consultant

  • 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

Education/Certifications:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience in purchasing preferred

Technical/Soft Skills:

  • 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.

Experience RSM US. Experience the power of being understood.

RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.

Job Requirements

 
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