Purchasing Clerk

Chisago City, MN

Posted on Dec 6, 2021

Job Description

At Kendall Howard, our team is made up of hungry, humble, and capable people who are making a difference every day within the technology industry. Why work for Kendall Howard? Well, besides the normal (401K, competitive wages and benefits package for all full time employees, yada, yada, yada..) perks, we have some awesome other stuff! We have salon discounts (whoop, whoop), many potluck days (as in like I gained 5 lbs. from working here), holiday parties (who doesn’t like a reason to celebrate?), and let’s not forget the fantastic people (I mean we did write this awesome job description, so we have to be pretty cool right?).

Principal Responsibilities

  • Kendall Howard has a position for a Purchasing Clerk to start immediately. This position is responsible for researching, analyzing, and negotiating pricing to cost-effectively acquire quality materials and equipment for Kendall Howard. This position is required to place purchase orders and ensure the facility receives delivery of materials in a timely matter that meets customer work order requirements and maintain appropriate stock inventory levels.

Desired Qualifications

General Responsibilities

  • Qualify and determine which vendors provide the greatest value regarding price, quality and on time delivery
  • Track and report metrics to production planning team
  • Place and manage purchase orders, keeping delivery dates in line with Organizational deadlines
  • Confirm expected ship and delivery dates with vendors
  • Maintain knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of the material management system as well as working knowledge of finance practices and procedures that interface with the material management system
  • Collaborate with other departments to coordinate material handling, delivery, and distribution of material products
  • Work with the finance department in relation to supplier information, cost analysis, purchase orders, and resolving invoicing issues


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in purchasing or procurement within the manufacturing industry
  • College degree in Project Management, Business Administration, Finance, or similar disciplines preferred
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Outrageously Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Self-directed and able to prioritize work independently
  • Strong computer skills, software knowledge (MS Office)
  • A good working knowledge of the Microsoft 360 platform preferred

What you will get in return:

  • A desk, a phone, a computer and even a stapler! Seriously! We are quite adamant about providing awesome work spaces
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible PTO program
  • Health insurance with a home healthcare membership. Yep, they come right to your door!
  • A flashy business card you can show off to all your friends.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $60,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location


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