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Sales Operations Specialist- Purchasing in St Leonards at Westcon-Comstor

Date Posted: 2/19/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Purchasing physical and virtual (software) products from a number of vendors in a timely and responsive manner as per SLA's and in accordance with MBO's.
  • Updating ETA's for all open purchase orders. This includes liaising with vendors, freight forwarders and warehouse staff.
  • Performing MIGO on all vendors as required.
  • Use vendor's website tools to resolve complex product configuration issues prior to shipping in order to ensure orders are processed correctly.
  • Manage daily EDI Purchasing activities.
  • Working with inventory planners to maintaining product category listings and re-order points.
  • Obtain information regarding product marketing and other issues that may affect purchasing lead times.
  • Ensuring inventory integrity. Including involvement in QTR stock takes
  • Tracking orders to ensure goods are received in a timely manner.
  • Resolve all outstanding issues such as short shipments, product quality, etc.
  • Communicating with internal staff, suppliers and freight forwarders - both verbal and written.
  • Month and QTR end Commitment. (requiring extra efforts & time commitment around the month end period to ensure all orders are processed)

Skills and knowledge:

  • Effective communication skills - both verbal and written.
  • Strong administration skills.
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • PC literacy - Outlook, Excel, Word and familiarity using web based applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake detailed Analysis and reporting.
  • Problem solving skills to resolve customer concerns.


  • Previous purchasing experience would be preferred.
  • Any previous experience with specific purchasing experience for IT-based products or website based ordering tools would be considered highly.
  • Previous employment in a distribution company would be preferred.
  • Exposure to SAP would be highly regarded.

Become part of the Westcon-Comstor family and its work-hard/play-hard team culture!

Westcon - Comstor is the world's leading specialty distributor of advanced network technological solutions. At Westcon - Comstor, our success is built on providing exceptional service to our resellers and the vendors we partner with. We are a value added distributor of category-leading solutions including datacentre and infrastructure, security, convergence, virtualisation, networking and storage with a variety of specialty resellers. Our teams provide exceptional sales, technical and customer service support to accelerate the business of our partners.

Come and join our spirited and commercially astute team where being good humoured and highly motivated are definite pre-requisites in joining this team. We are focused on being the leaders in our industry and having a culture of integrity, accountability, drive for success and fun.

We believe that our people are integral to the business and a major reason for success. People are our most valuable asset - we employ people who deliver outstanding results, embrace our values and are passionate about our brand.

If you want to start a career that is anything but ordinary, then apply today!