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ResourceMFG | Manufacturing Workforce Specialists

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In Walker, MI we are searching for a Purchasing Agent for a Direct Hire opportunity. Pay will vary based off experience.

Benefits of a Purchasing Agent:

  • Direct hire opportunity 
  • Growth opportunities 
  • Medical (including Rx), dental, vision on day one of employment
  • 401(k) with matching funds
  • 12 paid holidays per year
  • Up to 15 vacation days and 5 personal days
  • Tuition reimbursement/educational assistance
  • Pension plan, life insurance, disability insurance, vacation, and more.

Duties or a Purchasing Agent:

  • Negotiating and strong communication skills
  • Multi-tasking to support our internal and external customers
  • Ensuring continuity of material flow on assigned commodities
  • Researching and identifying new sources globally that adhere to our high quality, reliability, and delivery standards
  • Maintaining relationships with suppliers
  • Actively participating in cost reduction and continuous improvement programs.

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree.
  • A minimum of 3 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience in supplier relations and management, as well as contract negotiation.
  • An understanding of the commodities market for price trends and material availability.
  • Experience with global compliance a plus.
  • An understanding of MRP systems.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills, along with working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • The desire to interact with all levels of an organization, gaining exposure to multiple aspects of the business.

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