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Technical Purchasing Agent

  • Job Number 527915
  • Type Permanent
  • Location Ansonia, CT
  • Pay $80,000 - $85,000
  • Referral Bonus $250

Technical Purchasing Agent

Job Description:

Our client, a manufacturing company located in New Haven County, CT, is currently in search of a Senior Technical Buyer, who will be responsible for both the procurement and management of the firm’s supplier base. This position will specifically focus on supporting cost, delivery logistics and quality in regards to general equipment and other more individual parts.

Responsibilities:

  • Read and thoroughly understand drawings, blueprints and other engineering-related documentation and materials
  • Regularly prepare and evaluate requests for quotes in addition to reviewing purchase requisitions from various suppliers
  • Prepare and place purchase orders while ensuring that the related goods and services are acquired within the proper delivery requirements and quality standards
  • Always ensure that required shipping, quality, terms and conditions are appropriately communicated to suppliers in addition to being documented within purchase orders themselves
  • Responsible for investigating and resolving any and all supplier-related issues or needs with the utmost respect and professionalism
  • Work directly with company suppliers to confirm drawing specifications and particular methods for manufacturing products
  • Maintain detailed records including supplier lead times, product quality and supplier delivery performance
  • Coordinate activity with manufacturing, engineering, production control, quality, finance and sales departments
  • Make recommendations regarding changes or conditions for orders while developing new strategies for solutions as well
  • Travel on behalf of the company as needed

Requirements:

  • Blueprint Reading: 3 years (Required)
  • Understanding Manufacturing Processes and Machine tools: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Associate’s Degree in a relevant field required (i.e. engineering, manufacturing, etc.)
  • Bachelor of Science in engineering highly preferred
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) proficiency a must
  • Strong knowledge of SAP/ERP systems preferred