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Purchasing Agent

Orlando, FL

Employment Type: Contract To Hire Industry: Administrative Job Number: 19670

Job Description

We are hiring a Purchasing Agent for a leading manufacturing company in the plumbing division. We are seeking an eager, family-oriented individual to help support their Orlando office.

General Purpose

The Purchasing Agent will increase company profitability and customer satisfaction by purchasing the ideal mix of materials and services in a timely manner, at the lowest cost and highest quality, while maintaining proper inventory levels. The Purchasing Agent will coordinate vendor activity. They will analyze trends in vendor pricing and sales activity using recent history, trends, and forecasts to determine the correct timing of purchases. The Purchasing Agent also keeps abreast of changes affecting both the supply and demand of products, has a strong knowledge of warehouse and inventory control procedures, and reviews all requisitions and projections.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Proactive and results-driven with a focus on achieving cost-effective procurement solutions.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Adaptable to changing priorities and market conditions
  • Strong ethical conduct and compliance with company values
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Collaborate with peers to understand and address their purchasing needs, ensuring timely and cost-effective solutions.
  • Monitor market trends, analyze supplier performance, and identify opportunities for cost savings and process improvements.
  • Maintain accurate records of purchases, pricing, and delivery schedules.
  • Work closely with other departments, such as finance, to streamline procurement processes and resolve any supply chain issues.
  • Stay informed about industry developments, pricing, and emerging trends to make informed purchasing decisions.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies, procedures, and relevant regulations through the procurement process.
  • Review and process warranties of product defects and RGAs in a timely manner
  • Enter inventory items in the accounting system

Key Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferred.
  • Proven experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar role
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Familiarity with procurement software and proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and multitasking skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

Pay: $60,000+ w benefits.

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