Industrial Purchaser - $25.00/hour in Louisville, CO at Volt

Date Posted: 3/23/2018

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Job Description

Purchasing Agent - $25.00/hour! - admin / office - administrative job employment

Pay: $25.00/hour
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Duration: 4 - 5 month contract

Job description:
Highly effective, energetic, and organized Purchasing Agent to support the business. This position is highly interactive and will report to the Vice President of Supply Chain.

• Works with Suppliers of all commodity types to support business.
• Works with Sales on all customer quotations as required.
• Works with Suppliers to obtain competitive quotations for all commodity types.
• Works with Suppliers to obtain the best possible solution for all purchases including payment terms, cost savings, inventory management, and blanket purchase orders.
• Reviews demand for new projects from BOMs, MRP, and shortage reports to ensure there are no gaps in purchased requirements to support the Production Schedule.
• Prepares purchase orders by verifying demand, inventory on hand, specifications, quotations, lead-times, and price for all requirements.
• Uses the Purchasing card where required and reconciles all purchases with finance.
• Works with transportation suppliers to quote supplier shipments and ensure shipments are shipped and received on-time.
• Works directly with suppliers to monitor and expedite open purchase orders and shipments in-transit.
• Works with engineering, project managers, fabrication, manufacturing, and warehousing to ensure all purchased orders are scheduled and delivered on-time for all commodity types and services.
• Escalates all supplier issues and challenges with open purchase orders.
• Manages inventory levels to ensure that they are correct at all times working closely with the warehouse and manufacturing.
• Works with engineering on all BOM and item issues.
• Monitors the ERP systems daily to ensure purchase orders are accurate.
• Monitors the ERP system to ensure supplier information is accurate.
• Manages a formal task list to ensure that all open issues and action items are achieved on-time.
• Creates and updates work orders as required to support back-up requirements and manufacturing.
• Updates the Production Schedule as required to support back-up requirements and manufacturing.
• Works on many teams to support the development and success of company policies, Procedures, supplier management projects, and KPI.

• Bachelor's degree in a business or technical field .
• 5+ years of experience working as a senior buyer or purchasing agent.
• Experience working in a manufacturing environment.

Desired Skills:
• Formal experience working as a purchasing agent or senior buyer.
• Formal experience working in a manufacturing environment.
• Formal experience working with a wide variety of direct and indirect suppliers.
• Formal experience working on an ERP system.
• Strong demonstrated Microsoft Excel experience.
• Strong organization and time management skills
• Adaptability - open to and actively solicit new ideas and opinions.
• Communication - demonstrated ability to work effectively with cross-functional work groups including suppliers, customers and associates, both verbally and in writing. Excellent listening skills.
• Conflict Management - support and manage differences of opinion. Use consensus and collaboration to debate and resolve issues.
• Diplomacy - skilled at handling situations without arousing hostility. Forge coalitions.
• Energy - have the stamina and endurance to maintain a fast pace and continue to produce.
• Influence & Positive Impact - skilled at persuading, motivating, and energizing others at all levels. Passionate, personable, self-confident, and likeable. Able to flex style and direct, collaborate, or empower as the situation requires. Ability to establish a personal power base built on mutual trust, fairness, and honesty. Establish and maintain productive relationships and networks, utilizing them to facilitate business transactions.
• Initiative - proactive and takes action without being prompted.
• Organization & Planning - manage time wisely and effectively prioritize multiple competing tasks.
• Results Orientation - maintains appropriate focus on short- and long-term goals. Motivated by achievement, and persists until goals are reached, conveying a sense of urgency.

Computer Skills:
• In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
• Strong demonstrated Microsoft Excel skills required.
• Experience with a formal ERP System required.

Certifications (preferred, not required):
• ISM or APICS Certifications highly desired (C.P.M., CPSM, CPIM, CSCP)

Volt Workforce Solutions is a Equal Opportunity Employer