Job Title: Purchasing Agent
The responsibilities of this position include negotiating with vendors, placing orders for industrial quantities of raw materials (this part is crucial), maintaining stock of certain items, and working with Shipping & Receiving to locate orders. A promising applicant will have good interpersonal skills, be punctual, and be a self-starter. Basic knowledge of Microsoft office is a must, familiarity with Superdos OS is a plus, and 3-5 years' experience minimum. The bit about experience with buying raw materials (like metals and plastics) is the most important part. They are constantly buying rolls of sheet metal, sheets of plastic, things like that. I would say an applicant that has bought for a manufacturing facility is what we are looking for.
The one thing that we wanted to add is experience with vendors that provide the service of outside processing of materials (for example: we may send a piece of aluminum to be powder coated by the vendor).
Bilingual Spanish is a plus.
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