Job Type: Full-time
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual. As a Purchasing Agent, you will have the opportunity to manage and maintain quality inventory, implement process improvement, negotiate pricing, and manage relationships with key suppliers. The ideal candidate will be capable of handling multiple responsibilities.
The purchasing agent also is responsible for all tasks related to the procurement process, which includes, but is not necessarily limited to the following: procuring components, data entry and maintaining of purchase orders, corresponding and negotiating pricing and delivery dates with suppliers, tracking and monitoring supplier performance against key measurements, minimizing excess material exposure and liability, balancing the cost of procurement with inventory investment levels, negotiating fair market pricing and continuously monitoring, expediting and verifying the material pipeline to assure MRP requirements are met. Strives to identify and implement continuous process improvements.
This position works closely with the internal departments of Electronic Production, Electronic Engineering, Accounting, Machine Shop and Receiving Departments.
This position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to multitask. Excellent communication skills and accuracy are vitally important.
Reading MRP material plan and purchasing
electronic components, PCBs, PCB assemblies, supplies, and sub-assemblies.
Maintaining proper planning criteria for parts.
Support Electronic Engineering with prototype
Proactively analyze information to prevent
procurement and lead-time issues.
Continuously negotiate and improve
material/manufacturing supply lead time and pricing.
Proactive response to Manufacturing Engineering
Expeditious quotation preparation on new parts
Implement cost reductions through identifying
alternate sources while maintaining quality.
Support production operations to resolve any
Maintain strong vendor contact in order to get
the best prices and avoid delays in shipments.
Works with company departments to determine
supply needs and time lines.
Seeks price quotes from multiple vendors and
negotiates to secure the lowest price available on goods of comparable quality.
Investigates potential suppliers to ensure their
reliability and the quality of their products and places orders with adequate
lead time to ensure on-time arrival of supplies.
Monitors orders in progress to ensure items are
delivered according to the time line and specifications.
Works with suppliers to address problems that
arise, such as items being out of stock or backordered.
Responsible for placement, confirmation, and closing
of purchase orders.
Ensure appropriate management of our inventory
to meet sales forecasts and needs. Where possible, reduce cost of inventory.
Maintain inventory levels for products and supplies and monitor trends to
determine order points and buy quantities.
Develop a working knowledge of the market
economics, and regulatory environment that may impact pricing, supply, or
Maintain and expand ROHS compliance of all parts
and certificates of compliance.
Research, develop, recommend and implement
profitable purchasing strategies.
Arranges for disposal of surplus materials and
reviews slow moving and obsolete inventory with Engineering and Accounting to
ensure proper disposition as well as manages all applicable vendor scrap
allowance/product return programs.
Maintains, and publishes appropriate procedural
papers as required, including ISO-required procurement documentation.
Using MRP and/or manual requisitions, analyze
demand to determine need.
Send out RFQ's for price and availability.
Process RMA's for all purchased electronic
Help drive profitability through good
understanding of our materials as they relate to our desired business goals.
Generates and monitors standard purchase orders
and blanket purchase orders for assigned programs.
Maintain reorder points and safety stock values
for all electronics parts.
· Additional duties as required.
MUST HAVE prior knowledge of electronic
components including surface mount and through-hole components.
Knowledge of PCB assembly processes a plus and
Ability to work independently and with groups.
Excellent verbal and written communication
Capable of interfacing with management for both
internal and external customers.
Intermediate knowledge of Excel with proficiency
in Microsoft Office, databases, various purchasing software and the ability to
Knowledge of the electronic component industry.
Knowledge of ISO-9000 a plus.
Exhibits negotiation skills.
A strong analytical mindset and attention to
· Outstanding organizational skills.
· Purchasing: 2 years (In electronic industry)