Purchasing Agent
Kirby Corporation - Honolulu, HI

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The Purchasing Agent is responsible for reviewing, pricing and purchasing, parts and materials as required by the Port Captains and Port Engineers and division managers with emphasis on cost, quality and compliance with all
regulatory agencies such as the US Coast Guard and ABS
Essential Job Functions:
- Quality control
- Quantity control
- Parts and material recommendations
- Forwards requisitions to ship handlers and distributers
- Coordinates timely deliveries from manufacturers to optimize vessel utilization
- Confirm compliance with regulatory agencies when necessary
- Optimize costs for parts and materials
- Research parts and material for vessels (through division managers and port captains); make sure
we are getting the right materials; find replacement parts for obsolete items
- Meet with manufacturers’ representatives; develop good relations; negotiate cost of parts and materials;
establish manufacturers reliability in reference to quality and delivery of parts and materials purchased
The responsibilities outlined above cannot totally encompass or define all tasks, which may be required of the position holder. The outline of responsibilities given
above may, therefore, vary from time to time without materially changing either the character or level of responsibility of the position.
Qualifications:
- 2+ years purchasing and/or logistics experience required
- Knowledge of maritime industry preferred but not required
- Knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications
Skills:
- Excellent interpersonal skills and communications skills
- Ability to multi-task and work independently
Education / Licensing
- High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required
- College Degree in related field and/or equivalent work experience required
- Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
Physical Demands / Working Conditions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger,
handle or feel and talk or hear
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or
crawl. Vision requirements include the ability to use a computer. The employee must occasionally lift and/or
move up to 25 pounds.

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Where Kirby hauls cargo, the only curbs are riverbanks -- the company is the largest inland tank barge operator in the US. Its fleet,...