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Purchasing Agent

Dayton, OH
Immediate opening for a Purchasing Agent in the Dayton OH area. 

The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for buying goods, services, and operations equipment at the most cost-effective rate possible to drive increased margin while exceeding high-quality standards.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Learn & obtain a good working knowledge of complex manufactured products, parts and sub-assemblies
  • Learn how to understand engineering drawings and key manufacturing components and verbiage
  • Think through past usage, anticipating future usage and ensuring proactive purchasing practices.
  • Follow solid purchasing policies and processes, purchasing raw materials, equipment, machinery and supplies, etc.
  • Accomplish procurement of a wide variety of materials in the most cost-effective manner.
  • Prepare and negotiate purchase orders with multiple vendors to ensure best pricing and on-time delivery
  • Build a pool of vendors for each key part to ensure competitive selection
  • Proactively ensure parts always have on-time delivery and, if necessary,
  • Work with the Customer Care unit to respond to Customer contacts and ensure they have 100% satisfaction.
  • Review and monitor requisitions, supply sources, supplies, quotations, terms, delivery, etc.
  • Work with Vendors to assure a quality product delivered in a timely manner
  • Drive contract negotiations and recommend vendor selection.
  • Align with Material Handlers to ensure no unexpected material shortfalls ever!
  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred but not mandatory
  • Purchasing, Negotiation, Cost Reduction Experience
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Great Customer Centric Attitude
  • Strong work ethic
  • Great communication on phone and in written materials
  • Highly Process Oriented
  • Extremely good with Excel Including Ability to proficiently use formulas and conduct V-lookups
  • Good ability to adapt to ERP systems
  • Strong typing skills
  • Detail oriented with a high degree of accuracy
  • Extremely Positive Attitude & Strong Team Player
  • Very Trustworthy with a Good Ability to Safeguard Areas of Confidentiality

Pay Rate:  $15.00-18.00/hr Depending on experience
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