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Purchasing Coordinator

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The Stowers Institute for Medical Research has an opening for a Purchasing Coordinator. This position will plan, coordinate, and supervise purchasing and procurement activities in a highly automated, multi-company environment.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee and assist in the purchasing of goods and services
  • Review and approve purchasing documents
  • Train and develop staff for continuous improvement
  • Maintain the status of orders and resolves procurement issues
  • Assist with completion and submission of equipment and supply agreements
  • Maintain effective relationships with vendors, scientific staff, and administrative personnel
  • Compile data and generate reports on credit card and alcohol purchases
  • Deliver cost savings to Institute departments by researching requesting quotes, and negotiating with vendors
  • Utilize a working knowledge of lab/department buying habits to suggest products/vendors that result in cost savings
  • Track and ensure timely payment of invoices
  • Other duties as assigned

The successful candidate must be able to maintain a high level of attention to detail, be able to show a demonstrated record of successful customer service, and prior experience with computerized purchasing systems.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Bachelor's degree in business or a related field
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in a purchasing environment
  • Knowledge of procurement rules and regulations
  • Familiarity with accounts payable and receivable procedures and practices
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Ability for on-site work with some flexibility

To Apply

Submit the requested documents to (see application details) or to Administration Department, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, 1000 E 50th Street, Kansas City, MO 64110.

Requested Documents

  • Current Resume
  • Cover Letter

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Kansas City, MO, 64110, US