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Purchasing Agent

Robert Half

This is a Full-time position in Evanston, IL posted February 18, 2021.

Ref ID: 01684117 Classification: Purchasing Agent Compensation: $20.59 to $23.84 hourly
•Sourcing of production and prototype materials such as electronic components, wire, hardware, machined parts, die castings, stampings, injected molded parts, etc.

Includes problem solving as required.
•Daily release of PO’s and follow up as required for production items, non-production supplies and capital expenditures.
•Manage supplier relationship including strategic selection, contract negotiations, and supplier performance evaluations.
•Keep abreast of market conditions and how they affect the components purchased.
•Develop and implement cross-functional opportunities to reduce the total cost for goods and services.
•Actively participate and coordinate planning activities.

•Daily release and follow-up of.
•Actively participate in process improvement and determine appropriate actions as needed which include working closely with QA, Engineering, Procurement, Production, Service, and Sales.
•Daily maintenance of assigned orders, Sales requests, and order expedites.
•Strong communication and negotiating skills.
•Disciplined and effective problem solving.
•Knowledge of Epicor preferred.
•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate critical information across cross-functional departments.
•Organized, analytical, and detail orientated person willing to accept challenges.
•Product familiarity and ability to read and interpret technical documents.
•5+ years Purchasing/Planning or Inside Sales relevant business related experience preferred.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Business preferred with some technical training to read and interpret technical documents.
•CPIM or APICS certification preferredn n Job Requirements: nPurchasing Activities, Purchasing Department, Purchasing Functions, Purchasing Management, Inventory Planning, Inventory Planning & Reporting, MRP
– Material Requirements Planning, Planning, Purchase Orders, Microsoft, Microsoft Excel nnAccountemps, a Robert Half Company, matches skilled accounting and finance professionals with remote or on-site jobs on a temporary and temporary-to-hire basis.

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We provide access to top jobs, competitive compensation and benefits, and free online training.

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