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Robert Half Supply Chain Assistant in Overland Park, Kansas

Description We are looking for a dedicated Purchaser to assist with our rail accounting processes within our Overland Park, Kansas location. This role involves assisting with invoicing, accounts payable processing, inventory reconciliation and adjustments, and providing support to the Rail Logistics Manager in rail car tracing and reports.


• Assist in daily data entry into the contract management system, including creating new sales and purchase contracts, and entering truck, rail, and barge shipment data.

• Participate in inventory analysis and ensure clean cut-off and adjustments.

• Maintain a high level of accuracy in all work completed.

• Collaborate in reconciling all inbound and outbound movements to ensure proper daily close procedures are performed.

• Support with daily rail car tracing and management.

• Communicate effectively about accounting activities.

• Provide backup to the Accounting Department as needed.

• Handle requests for rail accounting information.

• Utilize skills in Accounts Payable (AP), Procurement, Data Entry, and Vendor Contracts to enhance operations and efficiency. Requirements • Proven experience in a purchasing role within a similar industry.

• Proficient knowledge of Accounts Payable (AP) processes.

• Strong understanding of procurement principles and best practices.

• Excellent data entry skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

• Ability to manage vendor contracts, including negotiation and compliance.

• Strong decision-making skills and the ability to make purchasing decisions based on the best interest of the company.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for managing relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders.

• Basic computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

• Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

• High level of integrity and ethical standards in handling company funds and vendor relationships.

• Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain management, or a related field is preferred.

• Relevant professional certification, such as Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP), is considered a plus.

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All applicants applying for U.S. job openings must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Benefits are available to contract/temporary professionals, including medical, vision, dental, and life and disability insurance. Hired contract/temporary professionals are also eligible to enroll in our company 401(k) plan. Visit roberthalf.gobenefits.net for more information.

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