Senior Purchasing Agent

General: The position involves working closely with the Engineering Manager, Project Team Leaders, and all other sales and engineering team members.  This position requires OEM purchasing experience, a strong working knowledge of the ERP system, and the ability to oversee other purchasing team members. 

Workflow: The Senior Purchasing Agent reports directly to the Production Manager, however much of the direction will come from the sales and engineering teams. 

Growth: The Senior Purchasing Agent will be asked to assist with the development and training of new team members along with continuously establishing process improvements.  The Senior Purchasing Agent will be responsible for assisting in expanding the purchasing department by working with Human Resources and the Production Manager to attract, interview, and hire new team members. Our goal is to help individuals grow from where they are to where they want to be.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Procurement – Receives approved project BOMs from project team leaders to quote and procure. Assists managers in establishing strategic purchasing processes, procedures, and prioritizing tasks. Build and maintain relationships with vendors.  Negotiate pricing and contracts, while evaluating and analyzing purchasing and pricing trends within the market to identify opportunities to reduce costs for a continuous improvement strategy.
  • Reporting – Maintain ERP system and corresponding reports including the PO list and BOMs with all relevant details. Review and analyze regular procurement reports to follow up on open orders, receipts and resolve issues. Track, report, and confirm estimated delivery dates.
  • Vendor Performance – Review vendor performance, to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities. Maintains vendor scorecard and reports performance to management.
  • Production Meetings – Attend weekly production meetings to provide project procurement status.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills while mentoring and developing team members
  • Collaborate with accounts payable on adjustments, returns, and credits
  • Ability to work independently while effectively coordinating work with other team members
  • Ability to work on multiple projects as well as be a member of a cross functional team

Skill and Attribute Requirements

  • High school diploma is required, a business degree is a preferred.
  • Experience in OEM procurement management with mechanical and electrical aptitude is a requisite.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written are a requisite.
  • Strong organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills with an ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment and problem-solving capabilities.        
  • Positive attitude with the ability to adapt to change, while working with all team members.
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office and ERP systems.

This position offers a competitive base and incentive plan, a dynamic working environment and comprehensive benefits package including education assistance program, health insurance, profit sharing, and 401K. We are a growing company and encourage personal growth with advancement opportunities.