PURCHASING AGENT
Adecco - Columbus, OH

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Purchasing Agent

The agent will procure IT hardware, software and services of a moderate dollar value, risk and complexity in accordance with corporate policies and procedures and within government laws and regulations. In addition, the agent will also ensure fair and reasonable prices and prompt deliveries from responsible suppliers in a competitive atmosphere.

Responsibilities:

Reviews IT requisitions for accuracy and completeness, identifies and selects sources, seeks competition, evaluates bids, and negotiates as necessary the purchase orders for goods and services in assigned commodity.
Manages and places purchase orders for IT requests. Issues RFQ’s and obtains quotes for standard IT products and services in support of new and on-going projects.
Develops and maintains supplier relationships.
Recommends sources of supply to users/technical staff utilizing market knowledge, experience, special purchasing resource files, etc. Assists in identifying of alternate sources of supply; works effectively with project staff to meet project requirements (price, terms, schedule, quality and availability).
Reviews procurement activity to ensure that buying is reappraised on a competitive basis, and is consistent with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR's), Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), other regulations and laws, generally accepted business practices, ethics, etc. Maintains ‘order files’ in an audit-ready condition and conforms to standard practices and Battelle operating procedures.
Negotiates adjustments with vendors, requisitioners, accounting, etc., to mitigate risks and optimize profitability. Expedites/resolves delivery order or schedule problems with suppliers to meet the needs of the Battelle project or business group. Develops solutions to supplier delivery problems.
Advises Lead Purchasing Agent and/or Purchasing Manager of market, technical and administrative trends and problems within assigned area. Resolves problems with accounting on supplier invoice payment issues, as required.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience and at least 2 years of IT purchasing experience.
Knowledge of business principles in areas such as supply chain management, purchasing, business and contracts law, finance, accounting and standard operating procedures.
Independently able to execute basic purchasing responsibilities and resolve problems of low to moderate complexity with suppliers and supported client staff.

The Adecco Group is a Fortune Global 500 company and the global leader in HR services. Our group connects over 700,000 associates with our business clients each day through our 6,600 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. We offer employment opportunities at any stage in your professional career. Contact us today to discuss available contract and direct hire positions. Adecco Engineering and Technical is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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