Arrow Electronics Purchasing Agent (commission) in Peabody, Massachusetts


Purchasing Agent (commission)

Job Description:

Principal Accountabilities

Plan and pipeline inventory for high complex customer demand—high dollar value and/or large part count.

• Prepare both Arrow generated and customer supplied forecast uploads to e-compass and manage the exceptions generated from the e-compass processing. Resolve any upload and/or output issues from e-compass.

• Review e-compass parameters and make recommendations/changes to ensure achievement of company inventory turns goals. Manage e-compass using manugistics where applicable to assure best forecast input. Manage the more complex In-Plant Stores and consignment engagements to assure both adequate supply and maximum turns. Manage excess inventory including concentration on slow moving and/or sludge.

• Work with sales teams and supply chain group to suggest alternative supply chain options to enhance customer support to assure inventory management needs are met. Generate and/or contribute to out-of-box- solutions.

• Represent the regional planning team in setting up consignments/In-Plant Stores, kanban systems, ABC Low Value analyses, etc. Work with Digital Supply Chain Solutions and Sales in implementation of new engagements until operational.

• Participate as regional inventory champion on CPI teams or other inventory related task forces. Provide training and/or mentor new material planners and be back up for Regional Materials Manager as required.

Job Complexity

● Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher level knowledge and skills

● Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers

● Solves a range of straightforward problems

● Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures

● Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction

Experience / Education

Typically requires a 4 year degree and a minimum of 5 years of related experience; or an advanced degree without experience; or equivalent work experience.


Peabody (Converge)

Time Type:

Full time

Job Category:

Non-Customer Facing/Supplier Facing

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