$45-48K Seeking a Buyer/Purchasing Agent with manufacturing industry experience!
Stable, growing company in Orange County is seeking a purchasing agent/buyer with manufacturing or industrial industry experience (aerospace, automotive, appliances, cryogenics, bath/spa motors, etc would be a great fit). The ideal candidate will have experience working in a smaller office environment and is accustomed to helping out in other departments as well. Experienced in reading engineering drawings, machine parts, or similar is strongly preferred. 1-3 years of recent related experience required. Please attach your resume in Word format when applying for this position. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1.Maintain a material plan based on backlog, new customer orders, inventory levels, minimum order quantities, and lead times. 2.Determine material requirements from the MRP report, customer sales forecast and orders, production schedules and bills of material. 3.Obtain vendor quotes and negotiate for the best possible price. 4.Procure materials at the highest quality, lowest possible cost, with consistent on-time delivery to meet schedules. 5.Expedite orders and requests as needed and communicate the status to all relevant departments 6.Consistently update records related to items purchased, costs, delivery, quality, and inventory. 7.Resolve non-conforming items with users and vendors to determine the root cause and take corrective action. 8.Develop and implement material sourcing strategies 9.Build and maintain lasting relationships with suppliers with creating mutually beneficial improvement goals for long-term growth 10.Develop mid-level technical expertise in commodities purchased and associated product lines ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 1.Assist with the development of procedures and tools for product cost tracking and reporting. 2.Keeps abreast of market trends, changes in business practices in assigned markets, new materials entering market, etc. 3.May work with manufacturers or persuade potential vendors to undertake the manufacturing of custom-designed items according to user's specifications. 4.Perform other job related duties (such as purchasing reports) as needed QUALIFICATIONS: 1.Four year degree in business/purchasing or equivalent. 2.Five years related manufacturing industry experience. 3.Thorough working knowledge of purchasing policies, processes and procedures. 4.Strong negotiation skills 5.Proficient in MS Office and Outlook 6.Excellent interpersonal relations and written/oral communication skills. 7.Self-motivated, persistent, hands-on result oriented 8.Well organized with the ability to multi-task 9.Strong sense of urgency with the ability to take initiative and accomplish goals 10.High degree of professionalism and maturity with good judgment We are an equal employment opportunity employer. You can view all of our jobs online at http://www.appleone.com/?sc=11&id=695589 Keywords: Administrative
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