Sr. Purchasing Agent (Elyria, OH)

Title: Sr. Purchasing Agent

Location: Elyria, OH (in office)

Salary Range: $65-$75K (w/benefits)

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions

  • Conducts professional purchasing activities of a complicated and diverse nature with respect to materials and services required for construction and plant maintenance projects.
  • Prepares Requests for Proposal by discussing requisition requirements with the requesting/user department to determine suitability, characteristics and specifications of the item to be purchased and identifying the types of vendors who may be able to provide the goods or services.
  • Issues Request for Proposals after determining appropriate vendors. Originates a Letter of Inquiry, using standard forms, to convey to vendors all information required for them to prepare bids.
  • Analyzes bids by preparing a Bid Tabulation to compare the commercial and technical aspects of the competitive bids to insure that all proposals are evaluated on the same terms.
  • Interviews sales people, in person or on the phone, being receptive to the information they may provide, to be knowledgeable of the products and sources which Ross may require.
  • Evaluates suppliers by reference checks and/or performance histories obtained from existing customers and suppliers to be able to select vendors capable of reliable performance and delivery.
  • Writes and issues Purchase Orders utilizing both vendor provided information and requisitioner’s input to ensure mutual understanding and the delivery of the desired product or service.
  • Daily use of advanced PC and business computer applications, telephone conferencing and e-mail.
  • Understands RES’ ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and assists with executing its objectives.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field with five or more years’ experience in Purchasing.
    Equivalent experience will be considered.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
  • Must have experience in negotiating and qualifying contractors and vendors and in securing confidentiality and/or trade secret agreements.
  • Must have the ability to research and analyze various types of information.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and commitment to quality. Must have extremely high standards of personal and team performance, and must be willing to devote and demand the hours and effort required to meet or exceed those standards.
  • Must possess excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and presentation skills. Must be able to effectively communicate and present information and respond to questions from associates, customers, suppliers or lenders.
  • Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

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