Purchasing Agent

Metairie, LA

Posted: 05/13/2019 Industry: None Job Number: 44331
FTS is seeking a Purchasing Agent for a manufacturing company in the Metairie, LA area. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of prior experience in a similar role purchasing electrical materials and components.
Job Duties
  • Negotiate and purchase materials, equipment and supplies from vendors.
  • Evaluate quotes and services, select desirable suppliers.
  • Research vendor prices and prepare written bids and analysis for negotiations.
  • Review and coordinate procurement activities for company and program, PO/requisitions for parts, raw materials, hardware, machined parts and other goods
  • 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 purchase orders; 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
Experience and Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 Years purchasing experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Complete knowledge of warehouse and inventory control policies and procedures
  • Extensive knowledge of material work planning and methods.
  • Extensive knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms, pricing and delivery based on specific budget and schedule requirements
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