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Purchasing Agent (Remote)

Company: Tank Connection
Location: Parsons
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Purchasing Agent is responsible for selecting and qualifying vendors for supplies and outsourced manufacturing needs to meet company production goals.Purchasing Agent Duties and Responsibilities:Locate vendors of materials, equipment, supplies, or services and interview them in order to determine product availability and terms of sales.Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies, equipment and services.Review purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.Analyze market and delivery systems in order to assess present and future material availability.Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or materials.Maintain records of goods ordered and received.Procurement of materials, equipment or services that support the company's business efforts. This includes the entire lifecycle of the subcontract including defining the requirements, researching opportunities, negotiating with sources, writing subcontracts, awarding subcontracts and closeout when the subcontract terms are completed.Ensures that the subcontract complies with any applicable state or labor requirements, as well as company policies. Be mindful of business goals and negotiate the best prices for products and services while monitoring any associated risks. Travel as required to evaluate suppliers for capabilities, quality, and commitment to company needs.May perform other duties as assigned. Purchasing Agent Skills and Specifications:Strong verbal and written communication skills; with the ability to effectively communicate complex commercial or technical information.Demonstrated proficiency with G-Suite, MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.Aptitude to learn and use ETO/ERP and EPICOR software.Able to read and understand blueprints.Solid problem-solving skills.Able to manage multi-task work in a fast-paced environment.Able to work proactively and independently on a broad variety of projects.Able to establish and maintain healthy working relationships with people in course of work.Willingness to work additional hours in order to meet job requirements.Able to travel in the course of work approximately 10% of the time.Purchasing Agent Education and Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering or related field is preferred, and/or;Minimum of 5 years' experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment.Purchasing Agent Physical Requirements:While performing the duties of Purchasing Agent, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Purchasing Agent Work Environment:While performing the duties of Purchasing Agent, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.Limitations and Disclaimer:The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an "at-will" basis.REV-04/05/22RemotePI183022520

Keywords: Tank Connection, Tulsa , Purchasing Agent (Remote), Sales , Parsons, Oklahoma

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