Citizenship: US Citizen or Green Card Holder
What they do: Biotechnology company focusing on vaccines (They’re currently working on a vaccine for the Coronavirus)
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
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The Purchasing/Receiving Specialist is responsible for assisting with all receiving, storage and issuing of all food, beverage and non-food items. Responsible for the proper logging of incoming and outgoing packages (ie. Fed Ex, UPS, etc.). Responsible for ensuring those goods are received per specifications and all items are issued per requisitions. Additionally, the cleanliness, sanitation, safety and orderly condition of the storerooms is a direct and daily responsibility.
· Maintain complete knowledge of and comply with all departmental policies/service procedures/standards.
· Maintain complete knowledge of correct maintenance and use of equipment. Use equipment only as intended.
· Anticipate internal and external guests’ needs, respond promptly and acknowledge all internal and external guests, however busy and whatever time of day.
· Maintain positive internal and external guest relations at all times.
· Resolve internal and external guest complaints, ensuring guest satisfaction.
· Monitor and maintain cleanliness, sanitation and organization of assigned work areas.
· Maintain complete knowledge of property management system and manual procedures.
· Set up and organize work station with designated supplies, forms and resource materials; report shortages to supervisor.
· Comprehend purchasing vocabulary.
· Maintain knowledge of standard specifications.
Daily checks the mail room for necessary items.
Pack, unpack, count, weigh and measure materials, supplies and equipment upon receipt.
· Establish relationships with vendors.
· Check prices.
· Receive department’s purchase requisitions.
· Assist in determining department’s needs and communicate those needs to supervisor.
· Receive authorization before ordering, if applicable.
· Check goods received.
· Assist in handling discrepancies, projects, improvements
· Check storeroom and stocks.
· Maintain package log book.
Working Conditions & Physical Requirements
Significant portions of day require prolonged standing, moving, lifting or transportation of materials up to 50lbs such as boxes, equipment, food product, etc. Ability to visually review documents and computer screen throughout day.
Ability to walk or stand for extended periods of time during course of shift.
Significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination in combination with finger dexterity, e.g., typing, handwriting, or machine operations.
Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, Associates may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.
Responsible for operating within hotel safety guidelines, including the safe and responsible operation of hotel equipment. Reports and addresses safety concerns as they arise. Ensures safe handling of chemicals in accordance with hotel and department standards and utilizes proper personal protective equipment (PPE) when appropriate.
High school diploma or equivalent vocational training certificate required. Some college or college degree preferred. Degree in hospitality management preferred.
Fluency in English both verbal and non-verbal. Provide legible communication and directions.
Computer Skill & Other Technical Skills:
Ability to utilize computer software and hardware required. Ability to easily maneuver on computer keyboard required.
Ability to learn, utilize and communicate effectively via company issued communication devices (e.g. Nextel phones, etc).
Advanced ability to comprehend and speak English to understand and respond to information and address advanced guest requests required both verbally and in writing. Knowledge of additional language(s) preferred.
Licenses or Certifications:
Must be customer-service oriented and have excellent hospitality skills.
Must be able to calculate basic mathematic functions.
KEY SKILLS: Ability to follow up and follow business processes. The candidate should have great attention to detail, have excellent written communication skills and strong time management abilities.
This position is responsible for providing purchasing support reviewing, purchasing, and maintaining appropriate inventory levels for domestic commodities. A successful individual in this role should have the ability to complete complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative.
POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK
Standard work hours. Some travel required (up to 15%) – vendor visits, etc.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
SKILLS (Language, Mathematical, Reasoning, Other)
General Skill Set: Critical thinking/Problem solver, Ability to take Independent Action, Delivers Results / Consistent Performer and Positive attitude/Willingness to Face Challenges.
Language: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other Associates of the organization.
Mathematical: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Reasoning: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND/OR REGISTRATIONS
ASCM Certification or purchasing related coursework preferred.
The information in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Conditions may require the Company to modify this job description and the Company reserves the right to exercise its discretion to make such changes. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
siffron is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other class protected under State or Federal law.
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