Purchasing Specialist

Computers Unlimited creates innovative software for 3 distinct markets: Industrial Gas & Welding Supply Distributors, Home Medical Equipment Providers, and Audiology & Speech/Language Practices.

The person who fills this job role will manage all purchasing and inventory processes and procedures to ensure complete, accurate, and timely shipment of Computers Unlimited products and licenses. They will also Serve as liaison between departments and purchasing processes. This role is not in support of our software or customers. You will report directly to the Director of Accounting/Administration for Computers Unlimited. Members of this team are headquartered in Billings, MT.

So why should you join Computers Unlimited?

You want to be supported in a family-oriented atmosphere. In the company's near 40 years, we've learned a thing or two about how to treat people. And that's really step #1: treat people like people. We want to help you align your personal goals with the company's goals so we all win in the end.

You want to be heard. You are a unique individual with ideas, vision and enthusiasm. We will consider ourselves honored to hear what you have to say from Day 1 to Day 12,775 and beyond. (Did you do the math? That's 35 years and, yes, that's how long a few of our employees have worked here.)

You have a passion for the future. Just look at what technology has accomplished in the past few years. What will this company achieve with you on board reaching goals, thriving and sharing your passion? We don't know for sure, but we're excited to find out. 

What will we expect of the person who will fill this position?

We are looking for career-minded individuals with exceptional customer service, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills. Successful candidates will have a high level of professionalism and be able to function appropriately and productively at all times. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain new and existing vendor relationships and negotiation discounts with all vendors

  • Process requisitions and purchases order in a timely manner for Computers Unlimited. including placing orders with vendors, requesting/configuring license keys, managing Microsoft programs, etc.

  • Process purchase orders and customer orders for third party maintenance.

  • Manage the in-house inventory and incoming/outgoing shipments ensuring the necessary procedures and controls are in place, notifying correct individual/department, processing PO receivings, etc. Perform a physical count of the in-house inventory on an annual basis.

  • Participate in annual company wide price change process.

  • Follow-up on outstanding orders to ensure that all changes have been communicated to the appropriate people and ship dates confirmed.

  • Request vendor return authorization numbers and obtain all other credits due to Computers Unlimited. Follow-up on any credits to ensure that items are handled as quickly as possible.

  • Manage the soda machine; removing the money, purchasing product and stocking the machine.

  • Serve as backup for coordinating all building maintenance and cleaning. This includes plumbing, lighting, repairs, heating, air conditioning, furniture moving, equipment repair and cleaning complaints etc. Complete regular inspections of buildings to insure the cleaning is done properly and to determine if anything needs repair.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of Computers Unlimited products and of all job tools (TIMS, Excel, Word etc.)

  • Coordinate and execute company recycling program.

  • Perform other assignments as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.

  • Minimum of two years of experience with purchasing, working with vendors and evaluating new products and systems. Must be able to work independently. Must have a high degree of efficiency and experience with Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel.

Job Skills:

  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of purchasing and all job tools, i.e. TIMS, Word and Excel.

  • Ability to prioritize efficiently in order to handle multiple assignments and increased workloads in a timely manner.

  • Strong organizational skills, detail oriented, thorough, and accurate with the ability to exercise good judgment in carrying out responsibilities.

  • Being conscientious of accuracy and confidentiality, as it pertains to company financial data and employee and customer information.

  • Present a positive and professional image. Work and communicate on a professional level with customers, vendors and co-workers.

  • Ability to be motivated and enthusiastic about learning and accepting added responsibilities and adaptable with high stress tolerance.

  • Excellent customer service skills with outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

Interested? Request a full job description and apply by emailing your résumé, cover letter and reference documents to jobs@cu.net.

  • Date Posted: June 21, 2022

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