Purchasing and Administrative Coordinator for Kalona Direct

Are you looking for a great job that's close to home where the pay and benefits are good, the people are GREAT, and the BIG opportunities in our small companies are endless? Join our team! Kalona Direct is an Iowa-based distribution company delivering local products to Midwest people! Service is our number one priority and we truly treat each and every product we deliver like our own. We’re looking for a Purchasing and Administrative Coordinator to join our team!

Purchasing and Administrative Coordinator
The Purchasing and Administrative Coordinator performs a variety of duties associated with purchasing and supply management for Kalona Direct. This position is responsible for receiving and processing purchase orders, maintaining appropriate inventory levels, assisting with new product identification, and managing general administrative duties for Kalona Direct.
What you get...
  • Opportunities to learn to apply your skills in different industries.
  • Super fun and supportive team members who always have your back.
  • Managers who respect you and listen to your ideas.
  • Career boost by being responsible for many different types of tasks.
  • Great pay and benefits.
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance, STD & LTD after 60 days of employment.
  • Matching 401k after 6 months.
  • Benefit Bonus/Stipend Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO), & Birthday PTO.
  • Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO), & Birthday PTO.
  • Opportunity for advancement.
  • Discounted employee purchases.
  • Unique, entrepreneurial culture!
What you will get to do...
  • Buy and manage inventory for assigned Kalona Direct vendors.
  • Maintain assigned vendor information in Google Drive and on Quickbooks.
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support for Kalona Direct.
  • Assist in new product identification and sourcing new products as needs arise.
  • Work collaboratively with the internal warehouse team to ensure proper inventory levels.
  • Participate in the physical inventory process.
  • Complete purchase orders and manage the order entry process; communicating and resolving problems with production, warehouse, and customers as needed.
  • Handle correspondences and documents, and maintain filing and data systems.
  • Manage general bookkeeping duties such as accounts receivable. 
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external partners and acts as a resource for all Kalona Direct business needs. 
  • Additional duties as assigned.
What you will need...
  • 1+ years experience in administrative support, preferably in an accounting or  purchasing/supply chain management environment.
  • Experience and proficiency with Quickbooks and Google Suite.
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and the ability to multitask while working in a fast-paced, time sensitive environment.
  • Strong math skills. 
  • Service oriented with the ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives without supervision.
  • Team-oriented with a focus on working in a collaborative environment. 
  • Efficient & accurate data entry skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (listening, questioning, conflict resolution).
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment, multi-task, and work under deadlines.
  • Good attitude with a high level of integrity and alignment with our mission, vision, values & operating principles.
Who you'll work with...

Monte is always a friendly face to see at Open Gates. He is willing to go the extra mile to serve internal and external customers, is an effective team leader and has worked to grow the Kalona Direct business. He is a team player for all Open Gates entities and understands the various pressures on each of them. He is always busy but takes the time to talk to others, answer questions and be available to those who need him. I enjoy each day that I get to see him onsite.

Kaitlin is a blessing to work with. She is cheerful, helpful, and keeps a positive attitude even when things are rocky. She's a huge team player and is dependable and communicative. 

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