Position Summary :
Vallen’s Customer Service Representative - Integrated Supply- Integrated Supply is an individual contributor role responsible for providing exceptional service to Vallen’s customers by cultivating relationships, receiving, and processing purchase orders, ensuring product availability, monitoring delivery dates, and resolving order processing issues in a timely manner.
They are the primary point of contact for smaller customers for Vallen service offerings, pricing, scheduling, and shipping inquiries.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities :
Perform procurement activities to ensure the customer’s current and anticipated demand for products and materials (stock and / or non-stock, or spot buy) are met and in alignment with Vallen’s purchasing strategies.
Assess existing orders to determine action for expediting or de-expediting for optimal delivery.Place purchase requisitions and vendor purchase orders.
Research, assess, and make recommendations for vendors and / or specific items of request to ensure they comply with specifications and meet the customer's quality, pricing, and delivery standards.
Monitor the quality and timeliness of products and materials supplied; may coordinate the return of damaged goods and / or replacement items.
Follow-up on the status of purchase orders with vendors to ensure timely delivery; and communicate status of orders with customers.
Communicate with vendors to resolve problems with timeliness and product quality.
Maintain and cultivate relationships with one or more suppliers, vendors, and assigned customers.
Research and resolve account payables nonconformance with suppliers.
Identify opportunities for and document customer cost savings.
Follow all Vallen and customer Standard Operating Procedures.
Adhere to operating practices; ensure worksite is professional, clean and neat at all times.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Qualifications :
High School Diploma; 1-2 Years of working as a CSR / ISR in an Industrial Distribution setting, and / or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent customer service.
Computer skills and aptitude to learn the various Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Inventory Management applications.
Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy
Demonstrated strong attention to detail, organizational and execution skills.
Proficiency with MS-Office products.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Willing to learn
Work Environment & Physical Demands :
Long periods of time working on a computer and performing repetitive key-boarding activities.
Work may be in a manufacturing environment and could have exposure to dirt, smoke, heat, cold, etc.
Safety protection may be required while in the customer’s facility (hand, foot, and eye or other as dictated by the customer’s safety protocols).
Overtime hours may be required with little advanced notice.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee may be required to occasionally lift and / or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, ability to adjust focus, and may require the ability to distinguish color.
Vallen is an industry leader in delivering flexible supply chain solutions and services along with a comprehensive range of maintenance, repair, operating, production, safety, and electrical products to meet the growing supply needs of customers in facilities across North America and around the world.
Vallen is headquartered in Belmont, NC and is a subsidiary of Sonepar USA, part of the global Sonepar family.
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What are the Benefits?
401K Plan, Health Insurance (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, and Career Path Opportunities.
EOE M / F / Disability / Veteran