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Purchasing Agent - Senior

Requisition Number: P11854

Region: US
State: Massachusetts
City: Clinton


  • Determine raw material requirements based on new orders and computer generated MRP information
  • Process purchase orders and maintain raw material inventories
  • Keep vendor file addresses current
  • Communicate with suppliers when placing orders, following up with orders, and new requests for quotes (RFQ’s)
  • Maintain, update and evaluate Approved Supplier Listing to include updated ISO certifications, and quotations
  • Coordinate delivery of raw materials with scheduling, customer service, shipping/receiving and engineering
  • Identify potential sources for new products and material
  • Negotiate with suppliers on pricing, delivery and services
  • Assist engineering department attain new project purchased components and raw material information and set up item standards in manufacturing system
  • Some programs may have vision requirements
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • B.S. degree in business with minimum 6 years of related experience, or equivalent

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer (Excel/Word/Access)
  • Knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
  • Demonstrable ability to take initiative
  • Demonstrable ability to be thorough and accurate
  • Must be able work harmoniously with a variety of people from different positions
  • Leadership potential
  • Good analytical ability
  • Purchasing or related business experience
  • Strong customer focus
  • Some knowledge of the purchase of supplies and sublet operations; emphasis on medical
  • Ability to manage multiple large-scale projects/programs
  • Ability to develop and meet project schedules
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet financial goals

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