Purchasing Specialist

White Plains, NY 10601

Job ID: VTW244-2 Industry: Financial Services Compensation: $42,000 - $45,000/yr.

A rapidly growing independent power generating company headquartered in White Plains, New York, is looking to add a Purchasing Specialist to their team.  This position would be perfect for someone who has already gained experience in Purchasing, and is looking for that next step to advance their career. This is a possible temp to hire position, but the client may also be open to hiring directly. If you are qualified and interested, please send us your resume today!


  • Coordinate purchases of various products and services for multiple job sites.
  • Order supplies, inventory, equipment, and services for multiple facilities/job sites.
  • Generate Blanket Purchase Orders (BPO) and keep a good record of spending, knowing when the BPO will be exhausted
  • Review Purchase Requests and process orders daily
  • Verify transactions comply with financial policies and procedures
  • Coordinate shipments
  • Work with Accounts Payable department and Plant Operators to resolve issues, ensure validity of transactions and compliance with company policies
  • Be a liaison between Operations/Field personnel and Vendors
  • Assist other Business Units
  • Other projects as needed


  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, related business field or related experience
  • Knowledge of Accounts Payable
  • Excellent organizational skills, record keeping, attention to detail and problem solving abilities
  • Must be self-motivated and perform most tasks with little or no supervision
  • Experience with MS Office (Excel, MS Word and Outlook)
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics SL (Solomon) System, eProcurement (in house system) or similar software
  • Strong time management skills/Able to multi-task every day
  • Strong reading, written and verbal communication skills

Vanguard is an industry leading, privately held staffing agency in business for over 40 years. We work to cultivate a unique professional relationship with every Client and Employee. Vanguard attains superior results by devoting all of our resources, creativity, and experience to each and every placement. We are committed to your success.

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