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Purchasing Agent

List Date: 06/25/2021

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Perform all purchasing for the company including raw materials, supplies and equipment for production, maintenance and tooling, in a cost effective and timely manner.

Position Description

 

Job Title: Purchasing Agent

 

Reports To: CEO 

 

Department: Purchasing

 

Status: Exempt

 

Job Summary: 

Perform all purchasing for the company including raw materials, supplies and equipment for production, maintenance and tooling, in a cost effective and timely manner. 

 

Essential Job Functions:

Purchasing Management

•Process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment

•Participate in development of specifications for inventory and equipment

•Track overseas shipments and work with shippers on Customs issues, brokerage fees, etc.

•Track commodity prices and make purchase decisions for base metals (nickel, copper, aluminum) based on current market conditions

•Maintain records of goods ordered and received

•Process debit memos for returns and defective material

•Determine work procedures, schedule workflow and expedite orders from suppliers as needed

 

Cost Containment

•Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies and communicate with them to determine product availability and terms of sale 

•Obtain multiple quotes and select supplier offering acceptable quality at lowest cost

•Perform competitive comparison of online vs. conventional vendors

•Rate both ground and overseas shippers according to cost and quality of performance for future reference

 

Vendor Relations

•Created and update approved supplier list, including back-ups for every vendor

•Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers

•Issue Corrective Action Reports (CARs) to suppliers and transporters to arrange necessary corrections and repairs

 

Contract Administration

•Contract administration including discussions with Engineers, Maintenance, Sales, VP, and Controller about appropriate credit terms and contract language

•Negotiate and secure transportation for purchases to control shipping costs

•Keeping Supplier Certifications up to date in company files. 

 

Additional duties may be assigned by Supervisor as required

 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

 

Education and Experience: 

College degree preferred or equivalent experience

3 – 5 years purchasing experience, manufacturing background helpful

 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

None

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Negotiation

Verbal, written, and interpersonal communication 

Basic Math

Organization

Attention to Detail

Ability to work independently

Computer proficiency, Microsoft office

 

Physical Demands: 

None

 

Work Environment:

Controlled work environment

 

This job description is not intended to describe, in detail, all the tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of the position. As the nature of business demands change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

 

 

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