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BSC Purchasing/Accounts Payable Specialist

Department: Arkansas BSC
Location: Little Rock AFB , AR

As part of its mission, Alphapointe provides preferential hiring to people with vision impairments (legally blind).

Alphapointe is a non-profit agency whose mission is to empower people with vision loss to achieve their goals and aspirations.  Alphapointe offers a great working environment that's both challenging and satisfying as well as an array of benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, vacation and sick time, paid holidays and flexible spending options as well as a generous 401(k).

Job Summary:  To assist in the operation of a Base Supply Center (BSC) in compliance with the AbilityOne Program, Alphapointe and federal and military guidelines.  Purchase merchandise for the BSC, check, march and process vendor invoices for payment.  Manage inventory by purchasing merchandise required by season and assist with all aspects of customer service.

Essential Functions:

  • Determine the proper quantities and type of supplies necessary for operation of the BSC.  Submit purchase orders and requisitions to vendors and federal supply agencies for customers orders and stocked items.
  • Receive payment for goods purchased in the form of cash, credit, voucher, or other authorized form of payment, and issue receipt, change, and other record of purchase required by customer.
  • Maintain transaction records and register reconciliation documentation.
  • Receives invoices for payment; matches invoice to purchase order and receiving documentation; and obtains required signature approvals prior to submitting for payment.
  • Receive orders from customers via email, fax and phone.  Process customer orders and communicate with customer as required.
  • Research special order requests from customers and assist them in finding suitable products.
  • Prepare a report at the end of each month that includes all merchandise that has been received but not invoiced (PONI).

Additional Functions:

  • Assist with clerical duties and routine office functions as required.
  • Perform all other duties as may be assigned by the Assistant Store Manager or Store Manager.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

  • High school diploma or high school equivalency required.
  • Prior work experience within a retail store preferred.
  • General knowledge of office equipment and machines, including computer terminal an desktop computer.
  • Basic computer skills to include accurate data entry.
  • Ability to deal pleasantly and courteously with management, customers and co-workers by telephone, written correspondence and in person.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Good interpersonal communicative skills.


Alphapointe is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Vet


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