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Purchasing Agent

Company: General Kinematics Corporation
Location: Crystal Lake
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description: General Kinematics is the premier manufacturer of vibrating equipment for the processing of bulk materials. From vibratory feeders to entire process systems, General Kinematics creates the solutions customers require to process even the most difficult materials.
We are currently looking for a qualified Purchasing Agent to join our team. The Purchasing Agent is responsible for communicating with suppliers, discussing quotes and pricing, negotiating rates, and evaluating service and quality. This position requires working within a team environment with other areas such as production, purchasing, shipping and receiving.
*Job Responsibilities*

* Provides cost estimates for purchasing requests in a timely manner, transacts purchases of goods and services including fasteners, electric controls, outside services, machined parts, components or finished goods efficiently with a high level of accuracy and quality to meet manufacturing and product management needs.
* Maintains updated price lists, ensuring accuracy in invoicing.
* Assists in identifying, assessing, negotiating, awarding and managing suppliers and procurement agreements.
* Assesses suppliers on a global landscape to recommend best sourcing.
* Participates on cost reduction projects and conducts monthly cost reduction and value analysis.
* Reviews quotes and recommends sourcing decisions to assist with and ensure supplier selection aligns with cost reductions, quality improvements and delivery requirements.
* Reviews purchase order acknowledgements and updates pricing and delivery dates in ERP system.
* Provides quantities required during parts shortages to ensure sourcing needs are addressed.
* Conducts purchasing activities aligned with the supply chain philosophy and strategy, executing and supporting sourcing projects through selected and approved suppliers.
* Designs and implements process improvements with a continuous improvement mind set.
* Recognizes, understands and addresses sourcing problems in a proactive manner.
* Meets with suppliers to understand and resolve issues in a timely manner, reducing impact on operations and sourcing needs.
* Collaborates to optimize total value and complete work to support organizational goals.
* Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
* Three (3) years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
* Experience working with suppliers including price negotiations and cost reduction initiatives, specifically with raw materials
* Experience in analyzing quotes and conducting value analysis for strategic souring decisions
* Effective communication skills, both written and oral
* Proficient computer skills required, including prior work experience with ERP system
* Ability to work quickly, logically and accurately under pressure
* Ability to organize and prioritize workload
* A dedicated and hard worker with a healthy, positive attitude toward individual, team and company goals

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
EOE M/F/D/V

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* 401(k)
* 401(k) matching
* Dental insurance
* Employee assistance program
* Employee discount
* Flexible spending account
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Tuition reimbursement
* Vision insurance
Schedule:
* 8 hour shift
* Monday to Friday

Work Location: One location%58047475%

Keywords: General Kinematics Corporation, Crystal Lake , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Crystal Lake, Illinois

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