Purchasing Agent (Ohio)

Purchasing Agent (Ohio)

Purchasing Agent (Ohio)

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:

We are looking for a dedicated part-time purchasing agent to join our procurement team. The purchasing agent reports to the Engineering Manager and is responsible for identifying suppliers, researching goods and services, processing purchase orders, and verifying delivered items.

To be successful as a purchasing agent you should be able to critically assess suppliers, products, and services, and negotiate the best possible deals. Ultimately, an outstanding purchasing agent has a keen sense of business and maintains meticulous transaction records.

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  1. Researching and comparing suppliers, goods, and
  2. Selecting the most suitable suppliers in terms of reliability, product quality, and cost-
  3. Monitoring inventory levels and determining purchase
  4. Requesting cost proposals and negotiating contracts and
  5. Preparing and processing purchase
  6. Maintaining records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and
  7. Scheduling and verifying purchase
  8. Building and maintaining positive, long-term supplier

REQUIRED SKILLS AND TRAITS:

  1. High school diploma or GED
  2. Degree in business administration, procurement, or a related field
  3. Previous experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar
  4. Proficiency in CRM and inventory management software
  5. Excellent communication and negotiation
  6. Strong organization and documentation
  7. Strong research and analytical
  8. Understanding and reading mechanical blueprints
  9. Ability to use and navigate Solid Works

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :

  1. Prolonged periods of sitting at computer
  2. Extensive walking outside to different Company buildings
  3. Twisting, turning, reaching, and bending
  4. Must be able walk up and down stairs multiple times a day
  5. Must be able to lift up to 35# occasionally

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  1. Work generally performed in an office environment
  2. At times working with automated and semi-automated industrial machines
  3. At times may be required use power equipment

Extended hours may be required, including some weekends as needed