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Position:  Purchasing Agent
Location:  Barberton, OH
Job Id:  211
# of Openings:  1

PURCHASING AGENT -- JOB DESCRIPTION
 
Purchasing Agent will manage vendors and purchase raw and shop materials.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Procurement of raw materials, shop materials, and various other components.
  • Updating purchase orders per the order confirmations and daily follow up when a confirmation is not received.
  • Maintaining accurate delivery dates from vendors including extensive follow-up.
  • Maintaining price, lead time, and vendor information in our ERP system.
  • Considering price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical support when choosing a vendor.
  • Developing and maintaining vendor relationships.
  • Processing and tracking vendor returns.
  • Working with Accounts Payable to correct any invoicing/receiving errors.
  • Vendor expediting to service the shop and as well as technicians in the field.
  • Vendor performance tracking: on time delivery, quality, and price variances.
  • Managing vendor files.
  • Back up Purchasing Manager as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
 
TRAVEL:  This role includes a maximum of 10% travel in the continental United States.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Technical knowledge of manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.  Detail oriented.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Intermediate level user in Excel.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems. JobBoss ERP System experience preferred.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings preferred
  • Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) preferred
 
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a technical discipline required.
  • 3-5 years of direct purchasing experience in an industrial / manufacturing environment.

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