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Purchasing Agent at Robert Half in Dallas, TX

📌 Dallas 🏷️ Other 🕑 2021-04-15
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Purchasing Agent

Manage day-to-day supplier relationships. Plan, organize, and coordinate activities related to the procurement function. Work with vendors to maintain and/or improve service levels as required. Identify and evaluate potential suppliers; proactively seek and evaluate new experience in suppliers. Work closely with suppliers to reduce costs of materials and meet quality/delivery requirements. Develop relationships with secondary suppliers for redundancy. Lead competitive bidding and pricing processes. Review bids and proposals for competitive cost, quality, and facility/customer specification requirements. Work with Accounting to resolve invoice and purchasing order variances. Maintain a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service. Troubleshoot vendor and supplier issues; work closely with internal and external stakeholders to determine appropriate preventive or corrective actions as needed. Understand and support sourcing and purchasing requirements for day to day operations. Review standard pricing updates. Participate in internal and external audits related to the purchasing function. Conduct spend analysis, identify cost saving opportunities. Regularly review purchasing agreements to ensure best value and service. Establish and maintain close working relationships with vendors. Monitor, evaluate, and report on the performance of suppliers. Maintain documentation for all purchasing decisions. Prepare instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures. Use computer to log entries. Requirements.
Five or more years' experience in manufacturing supply chain management/purchasing is required. Three or more years of buying experience in a Purchasing Department. Strong working knowledge of ERP software. Excellent working knowledge of forecasting inventory-needs, planning and control. Strong understanding and experience with logistics, LT
L freight, and related shipping services. Experienced and skilled using Excel, Word, and Outlook. Firm understanding of Purchasing/Inventory/Accounting/General Ledger/Accounts Payable concepts and how they are integrated and work together. Candidate should possess excellent communication skills, should be process oriented and results-driven.

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