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Purchasing Agent

Company: LabConnect, LLC
Location: Johnson City
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSummary:

The Purchasing Agent coordinates with CTM order administration, supply inventory, and production to determine supply demands and issue purchase orders to vendors to meet those demands in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate material requirements with the project managers and inventory control.
  • Maintain professional business relationships with supplier representatives.
  • Contact suppliers for product/service quotes, availability, and lead times.
  • Prepare and enter purchase orders into the ERP.
  • Schedule deliveries as necessary, coordinating with the receiving/inventory control teams.
  • Resolve packing list/invoice discrepancies.
  • Coordinate the return of non-conforming products.
  • Ensure inventory levels of all items purchased are in accordance with established purchasing practices.
  • Prepare cost savings reports as directed.
  • Investigate and propose cost-savings measures within the organization.
  • Account for non-conforming purchased material disposition, including scrap.
  • Carry out the disposition of obsolete materials.
  • Conduct appropriate price benchmarking.
  • Engage in preliminary new item sourcing and cost comparisons.
  • Investigate potential new suppliers.
  • Manage other purchasing-related projects as assigned.Education and Qualifications:
    • Associate degree or Bachelor's degree in business-related field (Preferred)
    • Purchasing experience, 3 years
    • Candidates must have exceptional integrity.
    • Ability to work within a disciplined, quality system-driven environment.
    • Demonstrated data analysis skills.
    • Excellent computer literacy skills
    • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills Certificates and Licenses:

      None required

      Language Ability:

      Ability to read, write and comprehend internal and supplier correspondence, meeting agendas, and meeting notes.

      Mathematical Ability:

      Ability to apply simple mathematical skills and abstract thinking in a logical and organized manner.

      Reasoning Ability:

      Ability to solve practical problems, investigate issues, and draw correct and logical conclusions; the ability to understand instructions and mathematical and diagrammatic representations of data in both an abstract and concrete manner.

      Computer Skills:

      To perform this job successfully, an individual must have working knowledge of advanced ERP systems (NAV preferred), Microsoft Office applications (including Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook), and the ability to learn and master other applicable computer systems.

      Supervisory Responsibilities:None

      Work Environment:

      The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

      Physical Demands:

      Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office equipment. Must regularly communicate with colleagues and customers.

      Comments:

      This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform other related duties as may be required by their supervisor. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

      Benefits:We value our employees' time and efforts. Our commitment to your success is enhanced byour competitive compensation and extensive benefits package including paid time off,medical, dental, and vision benefits, and future growth opportunities within the company. Plus,we work to maintain the best possible environment for our employees, where people canlearn and grow with the company. We strive to provide a collaborative, creative environmentwhere each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, andculture.

      EOE

Keywords: LabConnect, LLC, Johnson City , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Johnson City, Tennessee

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