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Purchasing Agent

A rapidly growing and leading consumer durable goods metal manufacturer, located in a desirable Southeast Alabama location, is conducting a confidential search and has an immediate opening for an experienced PURCHASING AGENT. In this role you will be responsible for the processing of purchase requisitions submitted by internal customers and from the MRP planning system for assigned commodities from a qualified supplier base in an efficient and cost effective manner that supports established policies and procedures consistent with the company's current requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Solicit bids, analyze quotations received, select or recommend a supplier, and negotiate purchase agreements in concert with "least total cost" concepts (i.e., highest quality, on time at lowest possible price).
  • Provide leadership interface between internal customers and suppliers for "project type purchases." Assist in the review of engineering drawings/specifications and solicit recommendations from suppliers that might provide reduced lead times, reduced cost, or might ultimately provide product improvement for our requirements.
  • Work with suppliers and materials planning organization to establish and implement "JIT" (just in time) purchase agreements that support the reduction of lead times, on-time deliveries, the prevention of excess inventories, and increased inventory turns.
  • Research and develop sources of supply for assigned commodities, and consistent strategy for a source of supply that provides us with a world class supplier that will deliver innovation and provide continuous improvement for the goods and services that we purchase.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with current suppliers and potential new suppliers in an effort to actively investigate internal capabilities to provide goods and services in accordance with our requirements/specifications.
  • Interface with and attend internal customers' production/housekeeping meetings as required in an effort to remain updated on current issues or requirements.
  • Interface with the finance/accounting department to help resolve any supplier issues (i.e., receipts or invoice discrepancies).
  • Travel (domestic and/or offshore) required.
Qualifications:
  • The successful candidate will possess at least 5-7 years of relevant experience.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills required.
  • A team player with strong computer, written, verbal communication, and negotiating skills.
  • Work experience in a TQP and/or an ISO-certified manufacturing environment is a plus.
  • APICS and/or NAPM certification credentials are a plus as well.

Educational Requirements:

  • Required: BS/BA degree in a business related field or preferred equivalent work experience will be considered.

Benefits:

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package that includes health and dental insurance, 401k Savings Plan, and paid time off.

To Apply:

If you're interested in embarking on an exciting career as a Purchasing Agent for a leading consumer durable goods metal manufacturer in Southeast Alabama, please send your resume in Word format, along with a cover letter and your salary requirements to:

southeastAL_Jobs@aidt.edu

IMPORTANT: Include your full name and the position you are applying for on
the subject line of your email. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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