Careers at PHYTEC

Supply Chain Assistant / Shipping and Receiving Clerk


Use your attention to detail, organizational, customer service, multi-tasking and logistics skills in our fast-paced, small office environment.  With a parent company in Germany, PHYTEC is engaged in the sale, technical support and marketing of industrial computer products within North America from our downtown Seattle location.  We offer the energy of a startup with the stability of over 30 years of company success in Europe, the United States, China and India.

Primary Duties

  • Process customer orders (sales confirmations, invoicing, credit card processing) using QuickBooks Enterprise Solutions
  • Prepare orders for shipping (kitting orders, packing, shipping waybills, and needed export documentation)
  • Ship product using UPS WorldShip and other courier services / shipping software
  • Provide order status and tracking information to customers
  • Manage and process Return Merchandise Authorizations (RMAs)
  • Process incoming shipments from suppliers, including international shipments from parent company in Germany
  • Assist with reconciliation of pricing for product sourced from suppliers
  • Assist with maintenance of sales price books, including volume discounts
  • Organize product inventory and perform twice yearly inventory counts
  • Serve as a primary receptionist link in company phone chain
  • Responsible for ordering and maintaining shipping and packaging supplies
  • Maintain customer and supplier information in multiple databases
  • Responsible for office orderliness and cleanlines
  • Assist with additional supply chain and administrative duties, as necessary

Required Skills

  • Two or four-year degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field; work experience accepted in lieu of education
  • Concentration or certification in Supply Chain, Logistics, Operations or similar field preferred
  • Supply chain / order processing / customer service experience
  • Exacting attention to detail
  • High level of user expertise in Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Experience using QuickBooks or similar Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Highly organized, self-starter, able to take independent initiative and learn quickly
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy, team-oriented environment and to promote positive customer interactions
  • Familiarity with technical products a plus

Job Information

  • Job location: Seattle, WA
  • Hours: 40 hours/week: Monday through Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Compensation: salary depends on experience and qualifications; 100% company-paid health, dental and vision benefits; 100%-paid company commute benefits; company 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Start date: January 2017
  • Principals only. No third party applicants

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About Phytec

  • What Does PHYTEC do?: PHYTEC is a product-design and manufacturing company that specifies, designs, manufactures, and sells standard and custom embedded computing platforms. Most of these modules platforms feature cutting edge ARM processors and peripherals from market leading silicon vendors in a tiny, pluggable System On Module (SOM) form factor. PHYTEC also provides cutting edge embedded software development platforms utilizing Linux, Windows, and other application specific real-time operating systems.
  • Who does PHYTEC work with?: PHYTEC works will all types and sizes of companies from start-ups with industry upsetting technology to international giants. Our SOMs and related products are deployed by end customers in markets that include industrial automation, machine vision, agriculture, in-vehicle entertainment, wireless communication, Internet of Things, and many others.
  • Working at PHYTEC: PHYTEC America offers a progressive and fast-paced small office environment with the energy of a startup but the stability of over 30 years of designing and delivering high quality products.  In addition to PHYTEC America, PHYTEC’s global presence includes corporate headquarters and manufacturing in Mainz, Germany as well as offices in France, China, and India.