Type of Need
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.
Qualification/Skills (Know of the Job)
- 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.
- 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.
15% or less
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