Warehouse Manager / Purchasing Specialist
North Little Rock, AR 
Posted 1 month ago
Job Description


The purpose of the Purchasing Specialist position is to order accurate parts, equipment and counts for assigned area and relevant contracts into the internal database.


  • Properly perform Request for Quote (RFQ) procedures for assigned area, to ensure best practices are honored (best price and/or best quality) per company policies and procedures.

  • Compare vendor acknowledgements with purchase order to acknowledge and "commit" the purchase order for accuracy of Sage and additional database information systems.

  • Track and communicate delivery of product in accordance with job demands and schedules.

  • Resolve product errors by communicating with relevant internal customers (Technicians and Managers and/or onsite contact).

  • Support Shop Technicians and Warehouse Manager for covering duties including emergency orders, inventory counts, backfill, organization, etc.

  • Support Warehouse Manager in achieving stocking counts and ordering completion.

  • Report stock inventory needs based on reporting.

  • Support Purchasing Manager in achieving minimum shrink counts.

  • Order products and goods for warehouse inventory per company policies and procedures, adjusting as warranted and communicated with Purchasing Manager.

  • Prepare and analyze reports relevant to positional duties as requested or warranted.

  • Communicate with internal and external customers, up and down chain of command, effectively.

  • Collaborate within purchasing department for efficient supply chain management and inventory control.

  • Ensure accuracy throughout with acute attention to detail.

Specialty Area, may include one to all below:

  • Suppression (Fire Extinguisher, Pre-Engineered, Engineered, etc.):

  • Keep up to date on new and emerging supplies, products and practices as it relates to positional requirements.

  • Fire Sprinkler:

  • Keep up to date on new and emerging supplies, products and practices as it relates to positional requirements.

  • Electronics (Fire Alarm, Security and related equipment):

  • Keep up to date on new and emerging supplies, products and practices as it relates to positional requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.


The qualifications listed below are representative of the elements required to perform the job successfully, however in some cases, an equivalent combination of Education, Training, Certifications and Experience may meet the job qualifications.

Education, Training, Certifications:

High school diploma or GED, required

Experience, Knowledge, Skill Requirements:

  • 2 years Sage, or a related business intelligence system

  • 2 years fire protection industry experience, within assigned area, highly preferred

  • 2 years of professional computer skills

Communication Skills:

  • Must have the ability to effectively read, write and communicate in English with employees and customers.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to be productive without oversite.

Systems and Software Skills:

  • Ability to operate a computer, use Microsoft Office required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record required.

  • Must be able to comply with SFS's Drug and Alcohol policy and Background screening requirements, which may also include customer specific requirements based on contractual agreement.

  • Up to 15% Travel

  • Up to 10% Warehouse environment


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform Essential Job Duties.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit for long periods. Employee will occasionally be required to bend, kneel, balance, lift <20lb, walk, stand, ascend/descend stairs, drive, twist, and reach above and below shoulders. Employee will frequently be required to drive and walk for periods.

Work Environment:

Employee will consistently be required to work indoors in an office setting, work alone and with others. Employees will occasionally be required to work outside, and be exposed to hot/cold temperatures, dust, fumes, chemicals, electrical hazards and noise. Employee must occasionally wear all appropriate personal protective equipment, as required by company safety policies while visiting locations.

We are fully committed to equal opportunities for employment to all individuals regardless of race, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, familial status, and any other classification protected under the law. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.

While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the position, management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All qualified applications will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, familial status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
2+ years
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