Buyer/Purchasing Agent

Posted on March 07, 2022

Location: Greater Nashville Area

Technology: Excel

If you’re looking to make a real impact, join our client’s Purchasing team! Our client is a global, diversified, decentralized enterprise and offers unparalleled access to challenging opportunities in high growth, diverse industries, and markets worldwide.

The position will be based just north of Nashville. As a vital member of the Purchasing team, the Buyer will be responsible for procuring assigned components, overseeing Vendor Managed Inventory, and driving supply chain continuous improvement initiatives focusing on on-time delivery. You will be responsible for aspects of purchasing and supply chain management to operate efficiently and coherently with the business plan.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Generate purchase orders and develop and maintain open communication with vendors to ensure timing of parts, with expedite, as needed
  • Collaborate with suppliers to provide timely order updates and adjust shipment schedules
  • Provide feedback to affected departments regarding delayed supplier delivery dates or inadequate stock availability
  • Work with the other teams (i.e.: Finance, Engineering, and Production) to resolve purchase order issues
  • Monitor and maintain proper inventory levels of assigned components, including VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory), ensuring an optimum in-stock position, including participation in physical inventories.
  • Generate and communicate reports (i.e.: weekly key vendor open orders, supply performance scorecards, etc.)

Job Requirements

  • Associate degree with 1+ years supply chain or purchasing experience. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experienced Excel user
  • Basic understanding of engineering drawings
  • Desire to collaborate with both internal and external teams and ability to work independently
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and able to prioritize workload effectively
  • Detail-oriented and results-driven
  • Effective oral, interpersonal, and written communication
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