Purchasing Agent/Buyer
Circuit Check, Inc. - Maple Grove, MN

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Company Description:

$40 million engineering/manufacturing company in Maple Grove, MN, with multiple international locations and over 200 employees is seeking Purchasing Agent/Buyer. There is an excellent opportunity to contribute to the company’s growth, while gaining valuable personal experience. Fast paced environment with numerous deadlines and priorities

Overview

  • Purchases and coordinates the procurement of goods and services, such as raw

materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, in support of the
company’s engineering, manufacturing and support operations.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares purchase orders
  • Reviews purchase requisitions.
  • Interviews and confers with vendors to obtain product or service information, such as

price, quality, availability, and delivery schedule.

  • Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items.
  • Estimates values according to knowledge of market price.
  • Analyze quotes to determine the best solution with multiple goals.
  • Negotiates contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Maintains manual or computerized procurement records, such as items or services

purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories.

  • Coordinate the activities related to procurement of materials and supplies to meet

targeted inventory levels, required timeline, quality and total cost objectives

  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality

control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take
corrective action.

  • Track and expedite purchase orders as needed, keeping all internal and external

customers informed of any materials delays or problems

  • Assist engineering, accounting and other departments as necessary to resolve any

issues with suppliers and materials.

Special Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years experience purchasing in an ERP system environment.
  • Experience purchasing electronic components.
  • Demonstrated negotiating/cost reduction skills.
  • Internet buying that includes searching for alternative products and suppliers.
  • Knowledgeable with international purchasing that includes importation requirements

and exchange rates.

  • Multi-plant and inter-company transactions experience is a plus.

How to apply/contact

Please send your resume with salary requirements. After application review, the most qualified candidates will be contacted for phone interviews


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