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Materials Purchasing Representative

Company Summary: 

At Arvato, we measure our success through the successes of our customers. Our DNA is built upon Customer Obsession, Ownership and Continuous Improvement (Hustle). We achieve our goals by means of experience, state-of-the-art technologies, creativity, passion and a commitment to quality, innovation and having fun! Come and join our team today!         



We are seeking a qualified, self-starting individual to join the Louisville distribution center team. This role will work closely with account management and demand planning to enable purchasing requirements on behalf of one of the world's leading cloud technology companies. As part of our team, you would ensure that our facilities carry sufficient inventory for data server components. Your responsibilities will be heavily focused on procuring our clients server components from suppliers and OEM's, as well as working in a cross functional role between Operations, Account Management and Service Delivery.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Carry out purchase request for all sites based on material requirements
  • Coordinate and monitor inbound deliveries to ensure on-time delivery
  • Manage supplier RFQs and drive supplier price optimizations
  • Liaise between client and suppliers to ensure material availability is maintained
  • Problem solve supply chain disruptions in a timely manor
  • Ensure purchase documents (PO, packing list, CI, customs declaration, etc.) are archived
  • Setup vendors and maintain info records in ERP system (e.g. pricing, LT)
  • Support the implementation of new processes throughout the supply chain
  • Establish and maintain process documentations and work instructions
  • Support adhoc projects and tasks


Minimum Requirements: 

  • Associates degree
  • 2 years’ experience in purchasing and/or materials management


Additional Experience:

  • Knowledge in international shipping (import, export, customs)  
  • Experience in buying server components is a plus 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and with teams  
  • Assertive, analytical, and able to establish priorities 
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills 
  • Good working knowledge of SAP 
  • Ability to work in a demanding, problem-solving oriented environment 
  • Ability to work overtime and flexible hours 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment  



About our company:
Arvato - the spirit of solutions!

We at Arvato provide a comprehensive range of services and solutions to our business partners in the consumer electronics, high-tech, telecommunication, networking and industrial sectors. With more than five decades of experience and our global footprint we create value for our customers and ensure that they are well equipped for the challenges of their markets.

Arvato is a part of Arvato AG/ Bertelsmann, an internationally networked outsourcing provider. More than 65,000 employees design and implement solutions for all kinds of business processes across integrated service chains, for business customers from around the world. Its portfolio includes all services related to the creation and distribution of printed materials and digital storage media, as well as data management, customer care, CRM services, supply-chain management, digital distribution, financial services, professional and custom IT services, and the direct-to-customer distribution of educational media. Arvato is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA.

Arvato is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.

Company: Arvato Digital Services LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: Kentucky 

City: Louisville 

Postal Code: 40219 

Job ID: 195842

Date:  May 15, 2022

Louisville, KY, US, 40219

Nearest Major Market: Louisville

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain, Supply Chain Manager, Supply, Purchasing, Operations, Finance

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