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Senior Purchasing Agent

Requisition Number: P12362

Region: US
State: Wisconsin
City: Menomonie


  • Determine raw material requirements based on new orders and computer generated MRP information
  • Monitor and coordinate production scheduling of pre-production and clinical builds from beginning to end to ensure shipment per commitments
  • Process purchase orders and maintain raw material inventories
  • Keep vendor file addresses current
  • Communicate with suppliers when placing orders, following up with orders, and new requests for quotes (RFQ’s)
  • Maintain, update and evaluate Approved Supplier Listing to include updated ISO certifications, and quotations
  • Coordinate delivery of raw materials with scheduling, customer service, shipping/receiving and engineering
  • Identify potential sources for new products and material
  • Negotiate with suppliers on pricing, delivery and services
  • Assist engineering department attain new project purchased components and raw material information and set up item standards in manufacturing system
  • Some programs may have vision requirements
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Complies with Environmental Management System program SOP’s/WI, Policy & Program elements and encourages responsible use of resources
  • Actively participate in continual improvement/innovation, corrective action and internal/external customer satisfaction

Qualifications - Education & Experience

  • B.S. degree in business with a minimum of 4 years of related experience,
  • 11 plus years of directly related experience and education with no degree
  • Experience working with suppliers in China
  • Experience with major projects and new facility ramp ups

Qualifications - Skills & Competencies

  • Strong Project Management skills
  • Basic math skills (i.e., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)
  • Satisfactory work and attendance record
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Working knowledge of computer (Excel/Word/Access)
  • Knowledge of Manufacturing system
  • Demonstrable ability to take initiative
  • Demonstrable ability to be thorough and accurate
  • Ability to manage multiple small- to medium-scale projects/programs
  • Ability to understand and implement customer requirements
  • Ability meet financial goals

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