Purchasing Specialist I - FQP (McElhattan)

First Quality Enterprises, Inc. (FQE), founded in 1988, is a global multi-billion dollar privately held company with over 4,200 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, Canada, and China. FQE is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (non-woven fabrics, print and packaging materials, thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. FQE focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, FQE is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Purchasing Specialist I for our First Quality Products, Inc.. This position will be located in McElhattan, PA.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Works with a wide range of people in the business to purchase raw materials efficiently.

  • Qualifies suppliers to do business with First Quality (assess credit worthiness, technical ability, etc.)

  • Maintains pricing in an ERP system working with Planning and Cost Accounting.

  • Tracks rebate activity with suppliers.

  • Solicits requirements from functional areas requisitioning the item.

  • Communicates requirements to suppliers to ensure compliance.

  • Solicits quotes from suppliers to ensure fair pricing.

  • Controls the purchasing process from requisition to PO to order fulfillment (data entry, approvals, tracking, etc.)

  • Works with Receiving, Accounts Payable, Warehouse, and IT Staff to establish process controls and troubleshoot discrepancies.

  • Identifies opportunities to improve business processes and communicates to IT staff.

  • Establishes reporting analysis requirements and leads development of tools to satisfy requirements.

The ideal candidate should possess the following skills:

  • 4 year degree in accounting, finance, or business, or equivalent experience.

  • 1-3 years? experience in a purchasing role for a large manufacturing business.

  • Clear and persuasive communication, both written and oral.

  • Motivated, inquisitive personality with the confidence to act independently but ask for help when needed.

  • Knowledge of purchasing process and controls.

  • Must be responsive to time pressures.

  • Strong desktop application skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, Access).

  • Experience with a major ERP platform (SAP, JD Edwards, Oracle, Peoplesoft).

  • Understanding of financial controls in an automated environment.

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

Equal Opportunity Employer



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