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Provisions Purchaser - Jacksonville

Wrist Ship Supply, a world leader in the field of procuring and delivering supply to the maritime industry is looking for a Purchaser to join their growing ship supply division in Jacksonville, FL


The successful candidate will have prior experience in a procurement role, preferably in the maritime industry. You are motivated by getting the customers’ needs fulfilled by procuring the right quality and quantity for the right price, because you know your local and global sourcing network. We expect you to be the key player in vendor contact and negotiation, creating value through competitive order fulfillment and error-free deliveries of goods.

With reference to our Sales Manager, you will become part of a strong team. The position is based in Jacksonville, FL.

Key responsibilities:                                                                  

  • Respond to customer requests, and obtaining quotes for non-stock goods
  • Purchase goods (technical or provision) to order in accordance with existing contracts
  • Thorough understanding of customer preferences, translating customer codes to Wrist codes
  • In collaboration with Sales, to provide timely and complete order confirmation
  • Coordinate with relevant departments to ensure all items are available for timely delivery
  • Develop and maintain local vendor relationships
  • Manage the invoice approval process

Qualifications & requirements:

  • Negotiation skills
  • IT & business systems expertise (e.g. AX)
  • Numerical adept
  • Organized and able to work with deadlines and perform under time pressure
  • Exhibiting high level of integrity, honesty and respect for company, customers and colleagues
  • Fluency in English is a pre-requisite and the ability to converse in other languages an advantage
  • A minimum of 2 years procurement or vendor management  experience
  • Minimum high school diploma, however Bachelor Degree in Business, Procurement or Supply Chain Management  or similar is preferred
  • Ship supply background would be an advantage
  • Familiar with business systems as an integrated part of your business day, e.g. Microsoft Office.

We offer:
You can look forward to a professional and challenging job in a global company with an ambitious growth strategy. We offer a positive, informal and international working environment where you will be surrounded by skilled colleagues. We wish to be the best at what we do, and everything we do, is based on our values of “Hard Working, Winning Attitude, and Customer Orientation”. The salary will correspond with your qualifications and results.

Apply for the job:
If you are interested, please send your application and CV marked ‘Provisions Purchaser’ to wna.jobs@wrist.com no later than 20-08-2021. Feel free to contact Bryan Jelinek at bjel@wrist.com for more details. Starting day is 02-08-2021 or as soon as possible.

Visit wrist.com or our LinkedIn profile for further information.

About Wrist Ship Supply

Wrist Ship Supply is the world’s leading ship and offshore supplier of provisions and stores with a market share of around 9%. Wrist offers a global 24/7 service, including handling of owners’ goods, shipping, airfreight and related marine services that meet the demands of international organisations as well as local businesses

From offices around the globe all Wrist staff takes pride in making it easy for customers to receive their supplies – where and when requested – efficiently and at the best possible price. Wrist’s mission is to provide expert care – making our customers’ life at sea better.

Since 2007, the majority shareholder in Wrist has been Altor Fund II.