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Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing Agent

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Accentuate Staffing is assisting with an immediate business need for a Purchasing Agent for an established client in RTP/Durham in close proximity to the Brier Creek area. The ideal candidate will have a background in supply planning, sourcing, and inventory management, and will display solid communication skills to build and maintain strong vendor relationships. Established QuickBooks experience is required.

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with suppliers to ensure on-time deliveries.
  • Plan, create and release purchase orders to procure materials to support the production schedule.
  • Monitors inventory levels to avoid excess inventory, inventory shortages and/or inventory expirations.
  • Negotiate pricing, requirements, and terms of new and existing partner relationships.
  • Identify cost savings opportunities, get internal buy-in, and implement improvements.
  • Identifies and communicates supply delays to downstream colleagues and planning manager.

Requirements:

  • Strategic planning, detail oriented, positive attitude.
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills and the ability to multi-task and meet various deadlines.
  • An Associate degree or Bachelor degree preferred.
  • Minimum two years working in Planning, Procurement, Supply Chain, Materials Management, Engineering, and/or Operations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks and ERP systems.
  • General knowledge of Planning and Purchasing processes

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