Purchasing Expediter

Key Tronic Corporation Spokane Valley , WA 99206

Posted 1 month ago

KeyTronicEMS is a team-based, supportive environment where everyone is able to feel encouraged and supported. We provide opportunities for growth through seminars, certifications, on-the-job training, and career advancement. Our team and employees are proud of our product diversity and team environment. We are an international company where you will do something different every day in our fast-paced work environment, but we are always finding ways to create something new and be innovative

We encourage you to apply for this position if you enjoy being challenged, working in a dynamic work setting, and being a part of a team that creates products that drive our world, while providing an innovative workplace with deep camaraderie, compelling product diversity, and resources to build your career.

KeyTronicEMS provides competitive salaries and benefits including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Vacation, Holidays, Tuition Reimbursement, and 401K. We also have a company provided wellness program because we care about the wellbeing of our employees inside and outside of the workplace. We organize volunteer opportunities, company activities, and all-employee meetings to show we value our employees and the community around us!

In the Purchasing Expediter position you will under direct supervision, supports routine planning and procurement of various commodities using an MRP system. Assists in expediting and confirming open purchase orders in support of production schedules and capital/MRO materials and services. Responsible for ensuring data integrity within the MRP system.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Verify status of open orders with suppliers

  • Obtain supplier confirmation of purchase orders and delivery dates

  • Contact suppliers on a regular basis to expedite deliveries of open orders including escalation to management at supplier

  • Verify and track status of incoming shipments through communication with suppliers, third party logistics and KeytronicEMS logistics team

  • Communicate areas of concern to appropriate buyer

  • Audit and maintain data integrity in the MRP system for the department as defined by the company and/or department guidelines

  • Compile data and assist in the preparation of reports as requested by Purchasing supervisors

  • Participate in department process improvement and training teams

  • Assist cross functional teams as assigned


  • Perform other support duties as needed



  • High school or equivalent educational experience required

  • At least one year working in a professional business setting

  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle and prioritize multiple assignments simultaneously in a timely manner in a fast-paced environment

  • Sound written and oral communication skills; must be able to read and understand routine reports, follow oral and written instructions, and speak effectively

  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to relate to and work with diverse groups of people

  • Must have experience in use and operation of standard office equipment and be familiar with commonly used email, Internet, word processing, databases and spreadsheets

  • Must have a high level of skill to handle sensitive and confidential situations and materials. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.


  • Associate Degree or higher in supply chain management, operations, or related field

  • One to three years of experience working in purchasing, customer service, or marketing role dealing with suppliers and/or customers

  • Experience in contract manufacturing and EMS industry desired with an emphasis in supporting an offshore manufacturing facility

PHYSICAL DEMANDS The employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, talk, hear, and see. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, stand, walk, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, or reach with hands and arms. The environment is fast-paced; time pressured, and requires accuracy. The employee will regularly multi-task between projects, be required to move throughout the office building, and effectively communicate. The normal environment is quiet and typical of an open cubical setting with some areas that may be louder at times.

The statements on this job description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required by all incumbents, and all job descriptions are subject to change to accommodate business necessity. In support of KeyTronicEMS' goals some incumbents may perform other duties as assigned. In addition, all KeyTronicEMS employees are expected to:

  • Promote teamwork and cooperative effort

  • Help train and give guidance to other KeyTronicEMS employees

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and unobstructed work area

  • Provide customers with the highest quality of products and service

  • Understand and apply appropriate quality improvement processes

KeyTronicEMS is an EOE/M/W/VET/Disabilities employer.

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