Purchasing Agent

WFA Staffing

Pay Range: $20-$25

Job Listing: Purchasing Agent

Location: Germantown, WI
Pay Range: $20-$25 per hour
Hours: 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday
Position Type: Full-time

Job Description:

Position Overview: We are seeking a diligent and detail-oriented Purchasing Agent to join our team in Germantown, WI. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing the procurement process, ensuring timely and cost-effective acquisition of materials and supplies necessary for our operations. This role involves vendor management, inventory control, and coordinating with various departments to meet production and operational needs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Source and procure materials, supplies, and equipment in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Evaluate and select suppliers based on price, quality, and delivery capabilities.
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors to secure favorable terms.
  • Monitor and manage inventory levels to avoid shortages or overstock situations.
  • Prepare and process purchase orders, ensuring accuracy and compliance with company policies.
  • Maintain strong relationships with suppliers and resolve any issues or discrepancies.
  • Collaborate with internal departments to understand their purchasing needs and requirements.
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and company policies regarding purchasing activities.
  • Stay up-to-date with market trends and industry best practices to make informed purchasing decisions.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; associate degree or higher in business, supply chain management, or a related field preferred.
  • Proven experience as a purchasing agent or in a similar procurement role.
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and purchasing software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Knowledge of market research, data analysis, and purchasing best practices.
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