Purchasing Specialist – Printing

Southern, California

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Growing printing company is seeking a Purchasing Specialist for their Southern California facility. This individual will be part of a closely knit administration team and work hand in hand with CSR's and outside print vendors, established customers, production operations, paper suppliers, and the sales team. Competitive compensation and benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Holiday, Vacation and Sick pay, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Employee Assistance Program, and 401k Retirement Savings Plan w/company match.


  • Maintain and grow long term relationships with established suppliers/vendors
  • Research and identify new suppliers/vendors
  • Interact with customer service, clients, sales, outside printing vendors, paper companies, and fulfillment/warehouse team
  • Manage and oversee the purchasing process from proofing through press approvals and shipping
  • Ensure on time delivery and high quality
  • Understand clients’ needs and exceed their expectations


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years' experience purchasing or coordinating offset printed projects inside a printing company, or buying printing for a non-printing company
  • Successful background in managing paper suppliers and printing vendors preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Possess a high attention to detail and thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to build strong relationships
  • Broad knowledge of the printing industry. Especially Offset/Litho printing, envelope converting, direct mail, and advertising specialties, branded products and promotional items (ASI, PPAI – Promotional Products Association International)
  • US citizen for at least the last 7 years residing in the US
  • Ability to pass a very thorough background check and drug screening
  • Self-motivated and be able to work with a team and independently
  • Ability to commute on-site daily to the Irvine California area (this is not a remote position)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and print management software

All information kept in strict confidence. Contact Donna Monaco at PrintLink or give us a call 800-867-3463. Please mention Ref. #652