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Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent supports the buying functions of the purchasing department which includes order entry of purchase orders, order follow-up, request for quotes, value comparisons, supplier development, and communicating with other departments (internal customers).


  • Support internal customers by processing requisition requests, issuing purchase orders in a timely manner, and obtaining order confirmations.
  • Review status of shipped orders and back orders; update internal customers with expected delivery dates.
  • Maintain supplier price lists and interact with internal customers to notify of discontinued parts or supplies.
  • Maintain good working relationships with vendors while negotiating pricing, evaluate vendor bids on price, delivery dates, and past performance.
  • Collaborate with warehouse to ensure proper inventory control procedures including matching packing slip to purchase order and maintaining inventory stocking levels.
  • Prioritize work to meet production and customer delivery expectations.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and other departments.
  • Other duties may be assigned.


  • Working knowledge of procurement techniques, procedures and policies.
  • Excellent negotiation and written communication skills.
  • Solid math aptitude (division, multiplication, fractions, percentages). Experience using metrics a plus.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel and Outlook.



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