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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Purchasing Coordinator in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$23.00 - $29.00 an hour


Purchasing Coordinator

Little Rock, AR, USA

Utility Sales & Service / Full Time

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) is an organization with a rich history and a bright future.As a leader in the energy industry we look to our employees to help us grow, change, and provide power to over 500,000 members of our 17 electric distribution cooperatives.

The Purchasing Coordinator provides efficient and effective entry level support for purchasing supervisor and the Utility Sales Department. Assists in purchasing materials for the organization and maintains correct item and pricing information. This position presents the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECI and our mission forward.


  • Verifies purchase requisitions and prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price.

  • Resolves shipments in error with suppliers and maintains information accessibility by sorting and uploading into electronic files.

  • Researches and evaluates suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history as directed.

  • Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; also monitors and expedites orders. Confers with supervisor to review defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.

  • Coordinates with supervisor and provides support to all product research programs and assists to obtain required approvals.

  • The ability to handle stress and work well with others are essential functions of this position.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED, plus at least 2 years total related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must be able to travel throughout the territory on occasion to assist with annual warehouse inventories.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Electrical distribution industry and/or purchasing experience strongly preferred.


  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accrual

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program


Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

Job ID 2023-2821