Purchasing Agent

Michigan, Kalamazoo-Battle Creek

Posted: 10/10/2018 Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 12214

From Manager: We have seen good candidates join our team from American Axel, Kellogg and Whirlpool

Our client, a Global Medical Device Manufacture has an immediate opening for a Purchasing Agent for a 12 Month + Contract. Our client offers results-driven people a place where they can make a difference every day! You will also have the opportunity to work with other like-minded, self-directed and detail oriented Top Talents in an extremely collaborative and professional environment.

Position Description (Principle Duties and Responsibilities)

Understands and documents business requirements. Identifies and vets potential vendors. Negotiates price and terms for services, materials, equipment, and/or supplies from vendors. Formalize agreements according to company policy. Monitors vendor compliance with contract terms and product or service specifications. Identifies and realizes opportunities for cost reduction. Participates in internal control processes.

Requirements

3 years + Bachelors Degree required.
Buyer/supply chain experience
Advanced Excel skills
Strong Problem solving skills
Experience in SAP and JDE strongly desired
Planning background
Experience in PRMS/AS400 SAP and JDE experience and planning experience would be a plus.
Buyer activities such as cutting PO s, checking up on orders, assisting with invoice resolution, inventory reconciliation. Having planning experience to help our client supply planning team would be a plus.
Data analysis and data cleansing support may be requested to support our new ERP launch.
Data entry at Go-live to support ac
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