Special Metals Corporation Purchasing Agent in United States

Purchasing Agent

US - WA - Bothell

Job Description

Position Summary:

The Purchasing Agent will source and purchase raw material, hardware, machined parts and components, packaging materials, tools, supplies and/or services necessary for the operation of an organization. Compiles and analyzes statistical data to determine supplier cost structure/cost analysis, feasibility of buying products and to establish price objectives. They will compile information to keep informed on price trends and manufacturing processes. They will confer with suppliers and analyze suppliers’ operations to determine lowest total cost of ownership. They will review proposals, negotiate prices, lead time, and MOQ/MPQ, payment terms and supplier defect chargebacks, select/recommend suppliers, analyze trends, order processing follow up, verify delivery, approve payment, expedite shipments, drive improvement in supplier performance and maintain necessary records. They may prepare bid packages.

Reporting Relationships:

The Purchasing Agent will report to the Supply Chain Manager of the facility.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Review and coordinate procurement activities for company and program PO/requisitions for parts and components, raw materials, packaging materials, hardware, machined parts, tools and supplies and other goods and services

  • Confer with suppliers for product or service price, availability, and delivery schedules, to include verification of supplier conformance to program drawing and specification requirements

  • Maintain manual and computerized procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality, performance, and inventory reports including support of internal performance metrics as required

  • Prepare and issue purchase orders and track supplier acceptance

  • Comply with all company procurement policies and procedures

  • Provide supplier status on POs as required

  • Maintain orderly reports including electronic filing systems

  • Work cooperatively as part of procurement team and with functional areas as required

  • In coordination with other functional areas, assist with data collection to determine procurement approach such as direct purchase or bid

  • May approve invoices for payment

  • May expedite delivery of goods to customers

  • May occasionally perform or lead special projects

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Good working knowledge of the procurement process and general customer/supplier interfacing principles

  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite and Syteline/ESI Procurement module)

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Ability to professionally communication and work cooperatively with others

  • Attention to detail

  • Willingness to learn, and as required to train others

Required Experience:

3-5 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Level of Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent required

AA and/or PA of America Certificate preferred

Precision Castparts Corp. is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruit, hire, train, and promote in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other status protected by applicable law.