Purchasing Agent

Operations Waterbury, Vermont


Position at KORE Solutions

Purchasing Agent
Job Overview

The primary function of the Purchasing Agent is to ensure that items in their assigned categories are sourced to meet the needs of the business from the point of view of cost, quality, and availability. The Purchasing Agent will work closely with the Purchasing and Inventory teams to refine plans to maximize availability while minimizing waste. The Purchasing Agent will develop expertise in their assigned categories ensuring the supply market is well understood, including potential risks and contingencies.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate material orders based on inventory levels and project build schedules.
  • Research item selections.
  • Execute purchases, including issuing POs in Oracle ERP system and online supplier portals.
  • Use usage data analysis, insight, and multiple inputs to create order patterns for assigned items, maximizing availability and minimizing waste.
  • Prepare and review quotes and orders to verify accuracy, terminology, and specifications.
  • Track the status of requisitions and purchase orders.
  • Assist with determining the operational minimum and maximum inventory levels.

Reports to

The position will directly report to the Vice President of Procurement.


  • Preferred but not required, experience in purchasing, inventory and stock control, and record keeping.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook). Preferred but not required; experience with ERP, Point of Sale, or Procure-to-pay type systems.
  • Comfortable navigating through cloud-based applications and online portals.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and a great team worker.
  • High sensitivity to deadlines and providing information in a timely manner.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to communicate orally with customers, vendors, and co-workers.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges, with or without corrective lenses or an assisted hearing device.
  • Occasional lifting is expected; the exertion of up to 25 lbs. of force may be required.   
KORE Solutions is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opport