Purchasing Expeditor in Indianapolis, IN at Volt

Date Posted: 2/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

VOLT Workforce Solutions is NOW HIRING a Purchasing Coordinator for a downtown Indianapolis manufacturing facility. 

Daily Job Responsibility:

  • Support Supply Chain to expedite orders through production to achieve on-time delivery targets.
  • Work directly with customer service and planning to communicate timely updates from outside vendors for purchase order delivery dates, quantities, risks, opportunities, and other items as needed. 
  • Manage multiple priorities within a high mix/high volume environment 
  • Communicate throughout the organization
  • Ability to use data and reports to predict supply issues before they happen.


  • Single point of contact between Purchasing and Customer Service/Planning Teams for order coordination
  • Manage expedite hot list daily
  • Manage past due list daily
  • Respond to delivery date requests within 24 hours
  • Maintain buyer notes as needed
  • Interact with customer service, planners, buyers, supervisors and managers as needed
  • Make inventory adjustments as needed
  • Coordinate and communicate part availability throughout the organization
  • Provide timely responses to internal customer inquiries on product availability for expedite shipments
  • Adjust and maintain purchase orders as needed
  • Investigate inventory variances and update purchase orders as needed


  • BS degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or related field preferred
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in supply chain required
  • Proficient use of MS Office, especially Excel and Outlook
  • Strong understanding of MRP/ERP framework – Epicor experience a plus
  • Experience in a metal forming or assembly manufacturing environments preferred
  • Experience communicating and establishing relationships with vendors in a high mix/high volume environment required
  • Ability to effectively analyze demand and lead time data to maximize production efficiency and minimize cost with focus on delivering value to the factory team
  • Committed to frequent and open communication with multiple team members to ensure most up to date information is shared across all functions
  • Meets daily with cross-functional teams to resolve delayed customer shipments, component shortages, priorities, and identified problems
  • Identifies and resolves problems working with other buyers and production schedulers
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, multi-tasked environment
  • Committed to high standards of accuracy and credibility
  • Ability to effectively resolve conflicting priorities and achieve the most productive outcome
  • Customer Service mindset – responds promptly to emails and phone calls
  • Ability to work effectively without close supervision, and to solve problems and work independently
  • Excellent ability to collaborate effectively with teammates with a willingness to work in a cross functional environment.

VOLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer