Purchasing Agent


Salary:

$19.00 to $22.00 per hour

Location:

SOLON, OH

Date Posted:

May 10, 2019

Employment Type:

Temporary

Job Reference:

03310-0010909454

Staffing Area:

Temporary Accounting & Finance


Description
Purchasing Agent

Accountemps currently has an open position for a Purchasing Agent for a company in Solon, Ohio! The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchasing commodity products, chemicals, equipment, and supplies.

MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

? Key owner of the supplier relationship. In conjunction with Market Managers, owns and resolves the daily tactical supply chain issues such as back order resolution, open order expediting, lead time management, supplier production issues, etc. Assists in supplier planning sessions in support of company goals and objectives.
? Supports new stocking request, product launches, product promotions, or discontinuations.
? Proactively analyzes and makes suggestions to the planning team with regards to replenishment strategies to optimize inventory investment.
? Identifies and corrects Supply Chain constraints (disruptions in supply) by acting as liaison between Sales, Customer Service, Warehouse and Suppliers.
? Expedites, cancels /defers and ensures system generated and manual purchase orders are aligned to support Customer need dates and communication throughout the organization as required.
? Evaluates suppliers based on capability, performance and delivery.
? Proactive reviews to prevent/minimize stock-outs; accountable for timely resolution of supply chain issues.
? Works with suppliers to improve delivery dates and lead time.
? Works with peers to manage supply chain standard operating procedures and create new documents when needed.
? Embraces innovation. Stays alert to opportunities to make processes better and contributes innovative ideas for improvement. May lead process improvement projects. Adapt quickly to change.
? Continual learning focus with demonstrated initiative to acquire new knowledge and experiences. Takes accountability for one?s own continuing development.
? Performs other duties as assigned.
Requirements
? Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word)
? Demonstrated ability to analyze large data sets
? Solid written and verbal communication skills, work experience in a matrix environment desirable.
? Formal problem-solving training highly desirable, i.e. Six Sigma
? Strong analytical skills
? Strong time management and organizational skills. Focus oriented with attention to detail
? Solid negotiating skills
? Ability to work independently without direct oversight
? Experience with SAP
? BS degree in Logistics, Business, or related field or equivalent experience required; MBA a plus
? 2-5+ years working in a procurement capacity or degree in Supply Chain Management and related internship
? APICS/CPIM certification desirable
Accountemps matches highly skilled professionals with accounting finance jobs at the best companies on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis. Our mission is to provide you with a rewarding finance or accounting job that is well matched to your professional skills – helping you to advance in your career. Our experience, combined with the resources of our worldwide network of offices, makes Accountemps a great resource for your career. We offer excellent opportunities to find temporary accounting and finance jobs for all experience levels. From accounting clerks and bookkeepers to accounts payable and staff accountants, we can provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company has appeared on Fortune® magazine’s list of “World's Most Admired Companies” since 1998, and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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