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Purchasing Agent

Company: Shin-Etsu Silicones of America
Location: Akron
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary: The Purchasing Agent is responsible for managing and administering SESA's vendor base and ensuring the company is getting the best possible value when making purchases on behalf of the company.

Duties & Responsibilities: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Issue Purchase Orders as requested by approved requisitioners and to support existing inventory models. Ensures POs are confirmed and monitors for on time delivery.

Reconcile receiving discrepancies and resolve in a timely manner.

Review inventory for slow movement, review lots for aging, control of non-conforming stock and report results to supervisor.

Research competitive pricing for materials and purchase materials. Negotiate prices for needed materials. Source new products when needed. Make decisions in the best interest of the company.

Monitor commodity markets.

Assist in solving quality issues and other non-conformances with vendors. Follows all established ISO procedures.

Investigate and resolve invoicing discrepancies.

Support continuous improvement and cost control by identifying and implementing improved procedures and cost savings activities.

Identify and create optimal and beneficial purchasing opportunities.

Evaluate and negotiate contract terms and conditions.

Serve as back-up for Inventory Analysts in the department. Must be able to do their jobs in their absence.

Ensure that production needs are met, consider optimum order quantities and reasonable stocking levels. Verify warehouse receives inventory accurately and timely into their database.

Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree in supply chain, finance or other business related field preferred.

1-3 years of experience in Purchasing & Inventory or related job functions preferred.

Oracle experience is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Working knowledge and understanding of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures of purchasing, materials control, and inventory.

Good verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Work effectively within a team environment.

Strong negotiation skills.

Ability to work independently and in groups and be self-motivated in both settings.

Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Outside of the box thinker. This includes being proactive in your approach to all issues in order to identify or eliminate potential problem areas.

Ability to adapt to changing priorities


Competitive compensation based on experience. Outstanding comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, vision, 401K with matching contribution, paid holidays, paid vacation, PTO, long and short term disability, tuition reimbursement program and bonus.

Keywords: Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Akron , Purchasing Agent, Professions , Akron, Ohio

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