Purchasing Agent

Posted: 08/13/2020

POSITION SUMMARY 

Responsible for procuring materials, parts, and supplies necessary to keep production in process.  

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Prepare and process purchase orders for parts, materials, supplies, and special order items from material acquisition or request for purchase (RFP); prepare sheeter job tickets; process change orders.  
  • Research, compare, and price parts, materials, and supplies.  
  • Select the most suitable supplier.  
  • Maintain contact with vendors for returns, purchase order changes, discrepancies in orders.  
  • Approve invoices and authorize vendor payment for purchase orders.  
  • Maintain records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments.  
  • Schedule and verify purchase deliveries and revise/improve deliveries to fit production schedules.  
  • Meet with vendors for continued evaluation of materials, costs and possible changes.  
  • Distribute incoming company mail on a daily basis.  
  • Maintain material inventory.  
  • Other duties as assigned.  

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Associate’s degree in supply chain management or related field preferred.  
  • Minimum of one year of purchasing or customer service experience required.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Maintenance Software (MP2 CMMS), or other comparable system.  
  • Ability to research and analyze suppliers and materials to achieve cost savings.  
  • Ability to demonstrate professional image and demeanor in all interactions.  
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 
  • Ability to learn and use company-specific computer applications and software. 
  • Ability to consistently and effectively work independently with little or no direction and follow up to complete assignments.  
  • Ability to demonstrate competence in functional area. 
  • Ability to consistently and effectively demonstrate leadership; team commitment; and innovation. 
  • Must possess excellent problem resolution, organizational, interpersonal, communication, and project management skills.