PURCHASING AGENT

Supply Chain, Procurement & Transportation Olympia, Washington


Description

Position at Empire Packing

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Assumes responsibility for the effective performance of all purchasing related functions
    1. Orders, checks, and expedites purchases of parts and materials. Ensures that parts and materials arrive as scheduled with appropriate lead time.
    2. Researches and locates vendors. Investigates and analyzes the best sources of parts and materials and gives options to purchasing manager. Obtains comparative prices on a regular basis to ensure the best possible prices.  maintains current cost data for all purchased items
    3. Ensures that supplies and materials ordered meet established quality standards
    4. Monitors inventory levels to place appropriate orders
    5. Completes and maintains all records including purchase requisitions, purchase orders, receiving reports, and related purchasing paperwork. Maintains purchasing files.
    6. Tracks and resolves purchasing problems or discrepancies
    7. Ensures appropriate level of the inventor for products and material so that components are available to meet the demands for production schedules
  2. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining professional business relations with vendors
    1. Obtains and conveys information courteously and promptly
    2. Maintains and projects the Company’s professional reputation
  3. Assumes responsibility for establishing and maintaining good communication, coordination, and working relations with the Company personnel and management.
    1. Interfaces with Research and Development on new products and parts
    2. Interfaces with production and warehouse personnel
    3. Disseminates information to fellow workers and assists area personnel as needed
    4. Keeps department informed of areas activities and of any significant problems. Provides suggestions for improved policies and procedures
    5. Attends meeting as required
  4. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned.
    1. Endures that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained
    2. Completes special projects as assigned
  5. Performance Measurements
    1. Materials, parts, and supplies meet established quality standards and are purchased at the lowest possible prices
    2. Parts and materials are ordered with appropriate lead time. Orders are expedited as needed.
    3. Maintain professional business relations with vendors
    4. Effective coordination and communication exit with all Company department so that operations remain smooth and uninterrupted
    5. Records, orders, reports, files, and related paperwork are completed timely and accurately
    6. Management is appropriately informed of any significant concerns.

 

Experience Required:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Experience working with inventory preferred
  • SAP experience preferred

 

Skills/Abilities Required:

  • Knowledge and understanding of all purchasing and safety policies
  • Good phone etiquette
  • Strong organizational skills
  • General mathematical skills
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds or more
  • Must be able to work flexible hours

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan. Empire/JBS USA is an equal opportunity employer.

EOE/Vet/Disabled