Branch Procurement SpecialistPrimary Location La Vista, Nebraska Additional Location(s) Omaha, Nebraska Job ID R103926 Apply
The Branch Procurement Specialist is responsible for the project planning and management for all equipment orders including collection of payment and installation from start to finish. This includes supporting and coordinating with the Sales and Service departments. We are looking for a team player who is dedicated to the equipment life-cycle.
**This role will be crossed trained on our Dispatch team.**
To perform this job successfully, an employee must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodation. To request a reasonable accommodation, notify Human Resources or the manager who oversees the position.
Manages equipment life-cycle: sales quotation, order, receiving, invoicing, returns, schedule job site evaluation, resource planning, staging, inspection and inventory management
Monitors Gross Margin for all equipment sales
Works closely with TechEdge Service Coordinator(s) for all resource and project planning
Coordinates the installation of equipment with the Service Department, Equipment Specialist, Territory Salesperson and the Customer
Verifies orders upon receipt from the manufacturer and stages equipment for delivery to customer for installation. Equipment is tagged appropriately upon receipt at branch for inventory levels.
Procurement of all equipment orders from internal/external customers, while maintaining an optimum inventory of items and determining an ideal source and timing for purchase
Manages invoices, prepares purchase orders, maintains equipment files, processes credits and returns, create finance documents and file UCC’s on some equipment
Warehouse management including preparing, counting, maintaining and reconciling inventory using necessary systems, tools and equipment
Accounts for returns as branch inventory or return to vendor
Works with outside lenders to confirm finance approvals and collection of payments
Works with vendors to research any price discrepancies from the cost on the purchase order to vendor invoice
Demonstrates a commitment to Patterson’s values and professionalism through appropriate conduct at all times
Communicate professionally with customers and vendors; follow-up when required
Associate’s degree or above with general business or accounting concentration preferred, or at least 2 years of equivalent experience
Proven soft skills – organization, attention to detail, analytics, problem solving, collaboration
Demonstrated success in prioritizing and time-management
Established decision-making abilities and sound judgement
Possesses strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
Ability to positively contribute to the Branch team environment by taking initiative to learn and improve upon skillsets
Uses technology with efficiency
At least 1 year of previous experience in dental industry
Project management and/or accounting experience
Experience with technology including Microsoft 365 and SAP CRM and ECC platforms
Demonstrated passion for learning and embracing continuous improvement
Operating a computer or other office devices for the majority of the workday
May occasionally need to move packages up to 10 pounds such as office supplies or equipment
Must be able to communicate with others in person, over the phone, and in writing.
Must be able to understand and effectively exchange accurate information with others such as coworkers, customers and vendors
Must be able to read and interpret various electronic and written documents.
This position is in an office environment in which team members occupy desks in assigned areas or at meeting/collaboration spaces within the building. The building’s primary work areas consist of desks, chairs, computers and other office equipment and devices for professional services.
Travel and On-Call
No travel required
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