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Purchasing Agent

Company: Express Employment Professionals - Headquarters
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Purchasing Agent accurately receives and issues inventory stock items and provides timely and efficient service to various departments in response to their requisition requests. You will be in charged with forecasting with suppliers, product sourcing, and inventory management.

Job Requirements:
Write, schedule, and issue all purchase orders.
Ensure timeliness of procurement for critical orders as required.
Manage supplier demand planning to ensure effective inventory stocking levels.
Interface with accounting on invoice discrepancies.
Ability to work well in cross-functional teams (Accounting, Receiving, and Sales)
Use data analysis to drive continuous improvement and deliver savings to the business.
Coordinate audit activities with suppliers to meet quality management system requirements.
Communicate with suppliers regarding quality issues of delivered products and materials.
Report in an actionable time frame to appropriate personnel any change in the supply chain that might disrupt the processing of a customer order
Provide cost and availability information to applicable departments.
Arrange the coordination of product deliveries; liaise between warehouses, contact motor carrier companies and clients for effective scheduling and coordination of timely service. Process changes such as rescheduling or order cancellation.
Keep departmental documentation up to date, accessible, and organized.
Other duties as deemed required.

Skills and Abilities Required:
1. 3+ years procurement experience
2. Experience with ERP purchasing module
3. Thorough understanding of operations, excellent attention to detail skills, problem solving skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills
4. Ability to organize and prioritize tasks
5. Ability to work in a cross-functional environment
6. Timely completion of responsibilities

Keywords: Express Employment Professionals - Headquarters, St. Louis , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Saint Louis, Missouri

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