Inventory Purchase Specialist (Mesa)

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Mesa, AZ, US, 85210

Company: Empire

Requisition #: 25853 

Shift : 1 

Start Time :  8:00am 

End Time :  5:00pm 

Schedule Days : Monday - Friday 

Position Status: Full Time (40 hrs week) 

Pay Range: $39,990.00  -  $66,790 


Job Summary:

Purchase parts and components on behalf of Empire Southwest.  Negotiate prompt delivery of parts and components.  Provide technical assistance as requested.  Assist in the management of system inventory parameters to exceed Dealer Excellence expectations.  Assist with month end closing processes and parts accounting.  Oversee parts returns. 

Essential Functions:

  1. Purchase parts and components for Company inventory and individual customer orders.
  2. Negotiate product delivery.
  3. Consistently reviews backorders to assure parts order status is upgraded as necessary.
  4. Maintain database and required lists.
  5. Provide recommended parts list and quotes.
  6. Assist in making recommendations on parts stock.
  7. Work safely at all times. Adhere to all applicable safety policies. Complies with all company policies, procedures, and standards.

Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Review and analyze reports.  
  2. Provide reports as required.
  3. Assist in parts returns. 
  4. Respond to all inquiries about stock levels, recommended stock, and special programs.
  5. Perform other duties as requested by supervisor.
  6. Works within and promotes corporate values.

Additional Level Requirements

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of product lines including model designations and equipment applications.
  2. Must have interpersonal skills to effectively work with people.
  3. Must have organizational skills to work independently, complete assignments on schedule and maintain record keeping systems.
  4. Must have sufficient analytical skills to confidently provide recommendations based on report analysis.
  5. Must have ability to conduct research using available resources.
  6. Ability to maintain consistent attendance.

Education and Experience:

  1. Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED).
  2. Prefer Associates degree in general studies or 2 years of college or equivalent years of experience.
  3. Prefer previous purchasing background.
  4. Prefer experience in Warehousing and Inventory Control.
  5. Prefer technical reference material experience.
  6. Prefer previous office or clerical systems experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, & Power Point.
  7. Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write) in English.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear.
  2. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop and kneel.
  3. The employee is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  4. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
  5. If on an occasional basis, employees perform duties in repairing, maintaining, operating, monitoring or interacting with machinery, vehicles and equipment, moving mechanical parts, power tools, electrical equipment, toxic/caustic/hazardous chemicals, or other similar circumstances that create a risk to the safety or health of the employee or others, then their role would be classified as Safety Sensitive.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; and outside weather conditions.
  2. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  3. The noise level in the work environment is usually office moderate.


Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. The roles and objectives of this job do not include setting corporate policy, and does not constitute a managing agent of the company.


Empire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call 480-633-5440 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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