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Purchasing Agent

Company: Hutchinson Industries Inc
Location: Trenton
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionPurchasing Agent

Facility: Trenton Plants

General Description

Specific Duties• Follow all applicable environmental, health and safety rules and procedures and immediately report all dangerous situations, near-misses, and injuries.• Buyer Activities: procuring goods and services, for example, raw materials, consumables, small equipment, tools, parts, supplies.• Reviews and processes requisitions for correct authorization and vendor selection. Confers with vendors to obtain product service information, for example, price, availability, and delivery schedule.• Maintain correct inbound freight cost on purchase orders.• Selects products for purchase by testing, observing, or examining items and/or feedback from Plant personnel and management.• Continually monitor current values according to the Knowledge of the market price (3 quotes) and corporate requirements.• Prepares purchase orders or bid requests (completion of requisitions daily).• Reviews bid proposals to confirm costs within budgetary limitations and scope of authority with Purchasing Manager.• Maintains manual and computerized procurement records, for example, services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, purchase order files. • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with Quality Control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine the source of trouble and take corrective action ensuring prompt resolution and return.• Maintain and expedite delivery of goods to users from the open purchase order report.• Review daily receiving records for accuracy and correct if needed.• Maintain an open purchase order report with accurate open orders.

Other DutiesPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Qualifications• Minimum of BA/BS in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering or related field. • Must demonstrate strong public speaking, presentation, and negotiation skills.• Must have the ability to work independently and possess strong decision-making, motivational, workload management, analytical and organizational skills.• Must be able to effectively and professionally communicate with management, staff, and customers and demonstrate sound judgment/reasoning skills.• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.• Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.• Require 5-10 years purchasing experience with ERP system.• Ability to read blueprints and engineering documents, required.

Physical DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.The employee frequently is required to sit; walk, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, for viewing a computer terminal distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception vision for driving and ability to adjust focus. This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

Personal Protective EquipmentThe following list of PPE is required while in the manufacturing area. • Safety Glasses conforming to ANSI Z87.1 or higher • Steel Toe Safety Shoes conforming to OSHA General Industry Standards 29 CFR 1910 • Hearing protection conforming to OSHA General Industry Standards 29 CFR 1910

Hutchinson Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

This is an exempt position. Hutchinson Industries, Inc. reserves the right to modify the job description based upon its needs and may require the employee to perform functions beyond those mentioned above. Neither this job description nor any other communication creates an employment contract between Hutchinson Industries, Inc. nor the employee, and either one may terminate employment without notice at any time.

Keywords: Hutchinson Industries Inc, Trenton , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Trenton, New Jersey

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