Purchasing Agent
Hughes Network Systems - Gaithersburg, MD

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Type of Need
Regular Hire

Job Type

Is this position for internal applicants only?
Internal and External Applicants

Job Description (Do of the Job)
H ughes Network Systems, located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is currently seeking a Purchasing Agent. We are looking for a dedicated individual to join our team.

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

Responsible for sourcing and obtaining direct materials, components, equipment, and services to support manufacturing facility in a compliant manner with corporate policies.
  • Ability to analyze MRP/ERP reports to make buying decisions based on lead time, usage, and material availability.

  • Process requisition and purchase orders in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Acquires and maintains technical and cost driver knowledge of products purchased .

  • Coordinates purchasing activities with manufacturing and engineering departments to insure quality, inventory and schedule goals are met.

  • Source, evaluate, and negotiate with suppliers to achieve lowest cost of ownership, quality, and service and to meet schedule requirements

  • E v a l uat e a n d m e a s u r e supplier p e rform anc e t o e n s u r e p e rform anc e m ee t s ex p e ctati o n s, i nc l u d i n g le a d ti m e , w a r e h o u se r e c e ip t r eq ui r e m e nt s, an d c o n tr ac t c o mm it m e nts.

  • M a i n t a i n p o s i ti v e r e l ati o n s h i p w i t h suppliers a n d v i s i t supplier s i t e s as a p p ro p ri ate

  • May negotiate contracts for material and equipment purchases in a cost-effective, timely manner.

  • E ff e cti v e l y c o mm un i c a t e or a l a n d w r itt e n r e s ol uti o n o f i s s u e s w it h a l l i nt e rn al a n d e x t e r na l p a rt n e rs

  • Prov id e i n t e r ac t i v e l in k b e t w ee n c or p or at e logistics , p ro c u r e m e nt , i nt e r nal a n d ex t e r na l c u s t o m e r s, an d s u p p l i e r s.

Qualification/Skills (Know of the Job)

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferable in a procurement or logistics related discipline.

  • 8-10 years minimum procurement experience; direct materials manufacturing environment preferred.

  • 2-3 years minimum experience in global procurement and logistics.

  • Proficient in MS Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel.

  • Previous SAP or ERP experience is preferred, but not required.

  • Candidate must be able to learn and become proficient using the Hughes SAP System. Training will be provided.

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

Travel Percentage
15% or less

About this company
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Hughes Network Systems wrote the book on satellite data and Internet access network services. The pioneering company is a leading provider...