Robert Half International Purchasing Agent in QUAKERTOWN, Pennsylvania
The Purchasing Agent is responsible for ensuring that “best value” products and services to support production and development efforts will be available when required. This position will be the main interface with new and existing vendors, by evaluating suppliers, negotiating contracts, and reviewing the quality of products.
-Facilitate Purchase Orders process: receive requests from approved department managers, obtain quotes, create purchase orders, email/fax to vendors, verify confirmations
-Develop and maintain PO procedures to support AS9100 certification and Audit purposes.
-Work with Quality, Engineering, & Manufacturing personnel on identifying and approving new suppliers
-Maintain Approved Suppliers List
-Develop and report supplier quality & on time delivery reports
-Support Sales activities by maintaining current pricing list for raw materials and verifying availability for customer quotations
-Negotiate pricing, payment, and shipping terms with vendors
-Negotiate and manage service contract with vendors, such as HVAC
-Negotiate and manage shipping services both domestic and international
-Working with Planning, Manufacturing, & Shipping to determine optimal purchase quantities, reorder levels, and delivery schedules
-Coordinate vendor corrective actions
-Support budgeting process and Global reporting requirements
-Reporting: open PO’s, number of suppliers used and how much product they supply, lead times, etc.
-Support continuous improvement activities
-Other responsibilities as required by management
For immediate consideration please apply directly to this job posting or call 610-882-1600.
-High school diploma or GED required.
-Degree in business administration, procurement, or a related field preferred.
-Previous experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar position.
-Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
-Strong organization and documentation skills.
-Strong research and analytical skills.
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