Purchasing Agent

Job Description

SUMMARY:  The position is responsible for source selection and procurement functions directly associated with the company's needs for indirect materials and services, fixed assets and tooling, and select production materials and services. These products and services are to be secured at cost quality and at delivery competitive levels consistent with company policy and performance standards. The position is further responsible for the timely planning and scheduling of receipt and inventory control of the products and services as assigned consistent with ERP software requirements or as appropriately concluded with a requestor.     

Responsible for participating, supporting, and maintaining compliance to the company's quality, environmental and occupational health & safety policies, procedures, programs, and activities as defined by the company. 

Position responsibilities do not include direct communications with customers or representatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

            Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives

            Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery

            Negotiates best Price

            Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department.

            Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders.

            Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.

            Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.

            Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.

            Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.

            Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

            Visits suppliers' facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design, quality and/or delivery problems.

            Regular, predictable attendance is required.

            Ability to get along and work effectively with others. 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory duties.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Skills described in the remaining sections (e.g., Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, Reasoning Ability) are provided to characterize the general level of ability an individual in this position should have.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or three years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Company Description
Built on the values and foundation of the Hogan family since 1944, Hogan Mfg., Inc. is a customer centric, solution-based manufacturer of quality products and value-added manufacturing services. We are the leader in designing and producing accessibility products for the mobility impaired while providing a diverse offering of value-added manufacturing services to customers worldwide. By employing the latest technologies, we strive to continually improve our products, processes and services. Our goal is to be the Employer of Choice by providing a team based, engaging environment for our employees. We are a workplace where loyal, talented people want to grow, develop and contribute to the strategic objectives of the Company.

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