Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

Job Description

Assist with source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the Company's needs for indirect materials and services. This individual will negotiate with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies, equipment and services. These products and services are to be secured at cost quality, and delivery with competitive levels consistent with Company policy and performance standards.

Education & Qualifications

  • 1 year purchasing experience preferred
  • College degree required - associates or bachelor
  • Syteline experience preferred

Responsibilites & Duties

  • Negotiates with vendors for goods and services, negotiating the best possible price and service guarantee.
  • Develops new supply sources where and as needed.
  • Initiates purchase orders and amendments for parts and/or services: arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required.
  • Works closely with Plant Manager, Materials Manager and Engineering to assure timely execution of product and services.
  • Secures and analyzes quotations; negotiates prices and terms with suppliers; and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities.

Preferred Skills

  • Must have excellent negotiating skills
  • Must have solid decision making skills.
  • Must be Proficient with MS Office including material control applications.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills to effectively manage an efficient department.
  • Must be self-motivated, and be able to work independently.
  • Must have strong people skills with excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to interact well with others and communicate professionally with people at all levels.
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and/or priorities and easily adapt to changing situations.