Purchasing Agent II

Job Title:

Purchasing Agent II


·   Manage relationship with external strategic suppliers

·   Determine items and quantities to be purchased, using notification of demand from ERP software and other sources

·   Maintain appropriate inventory levels of items

·   Manage negotiations with supplier

·   Coordinate supply chain prices with other internal departments

·   Issue purchase orders in ERP system

·   Confirm and follow up on all open or late purchase orders

·   Maintain Re-order points,  purchase orders, delivery dates and supplier pricing in ERP

·   Maintain Container Expected Arrival Sheet

·   Verify invoices, receiving documents and park in ERP for payment by accounting within required date

·   File documents in appropriate location per QM system instructions

·   Expedite deliveries as needed

·   Develop new suppliers and sources of inventory and non-inventory items including Material Trial Process

·   Process Product Modifications notification and/or support as required

·   Maintain and close Irregularity Reports and coordinate disposition and investigation with supplier in a timely manner

·   Maintain all QM documentation as assigned

·   Perform and present analysis projects ranging from simple to complex

·   Support and cover desk of other employees as needed

·   Continuous development of self and job skills

·   Set priorities taking into account short and long term needs of the business

·   Other duties as assigned 



·   Ability to represent GBO in dealings with suppliers in a professional manner

·   Ability to plan and analyze appropriate purchase of inventory items

·   Ability to analyze tradeoffs of price, delivery, packaging and other commercial terms

·   Ability to take proactive approach to overcome challenges and achieve results

·   Ability to mentor new starters, providing on the job training to new and existing employee’s


Job Requirements:


·      Proficient in Microsoft Office

·      Strong Analytical and math skills

·      ERP Experience

·      Effective oral and written communications

·      College degree preferred and/or equal experience

·      Minimum 3 years’ experience in Purchasing role

·      Minimum 3 years’ experience in Importing environment

·      Proven track record of controlling and reducing cost

·      Full Driving License


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


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