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Buyer/Purchasing Agent (Chemical Manufacturing)

Title:

Buyer/Purchaser

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist in sourcing of raw materials and/or packaging requirements
  • Place orders and obtain acknowledgement of purchase orders from suppliers
  • Run inventory and purchase order reports in ERP system (AX)
  • Follow-up with suppliers to ensure timely delivery of material(s) to support manufacturing
  • Create and input new part numbers for purchased items into system.
  • Escalate to Purchasing Agent/Management supply issues that will cause impact to Production
  • Manage some 3rd party packaging needs in system
  • Utilize ERP system effectively to maintain and update data contained therein
  • Remove discontinued/obsolete items from system per company procedures
  • Ensure delivery dates on purchase orders are accurate and up-to-date
  • Provide regular updates to Purchasing Agents/Management and respective department(s) on the delivery of items
  • Assist with resolution of invoicing discrepancies with suppliers and accounting
  • Identify cost savings by finding alternate vendors where applicable
  • Update computer information on product specifications, minimum order quantities, and lead times.
  • Assist with administrative duties in the purchasing department
  • Ad-hoc projects as requested by management
  • Other duties as requested by management

Qualifications:

  • 2-5 years’ experience in purchasing/buying/supply chain
  • Previous experience working in a manufacturing company (chemical preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal skills-ability to interface and communicate/collaborate a all levels internally and externally
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work with and meet tight deadlines
  • Computer proficient
  • Proficient in MS Office (especially Outlook and Excel)
  • Flexible- adapt to changing tasks and expectations
  • Not afraid to ask questions and is persistent on follow-up when answers aren’t forthcoming

Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain
  • Knowledgeable/experience working with an MRP or ERP system, specifically Microsoft Dynamics 2009 or newe

Education/Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Associates Degree or additional training in purchasing/supply chain a plus
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