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Purchasing Agent

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Posted: 05/16/2024 Employment Type: Permanent Category: Business Professional Job Number: 26709

Job Description

Dahl Consulting is currently partnering with a leader in the manufacturing industry. We work one-on-one with great candidates to help connect them with local employment opportunities. This company is hiring a Purchasing Agent for a permanent position! Interested? Get more details below.
  Worksite Location: Arlington Heights, IL - onsite
  • Salary Range: $54,000-62,000

Purchasing Agent Job Description:
The Purchasing Agent plays a critical role in managing procurement activities and supporting sales efforts for the company. This position is responsible for sourcing, purchasing, and negotiating with vendors to ensure the timely and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services. Additionally, the role involves assisting the inside sales team in promoting and selling the company's products or services to customers.

What you’ll do as a Purchasing Agent:
  • Responsible for maintaining sourcing pipeline, benchmarking data and on-time metrics
  • Monitor inventory levels and reorder points to MRP needs to ensure adequate stock levels while minimizing excess inventory
  • Upload purchasing information to update and maintain the vendor database accurately (including supplier assessment)
  • Maintain communication channels with supply chain – weekly meetings with European factory teams
  • Perform price analysis for commercial products
  • Award and administer purchase orders to suppliers/subsidiaries.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including marketing, accounting, and logistics, to ensure seamless operations
  • Conduct market research to identify potential new vendors, products, or services that align with the company's goals
  • Analyze sales and purchasing data to identify areas for improvement and optimize cost-efficiency
  • Develop and monitor supplier performance (KPI); ensure best practices and business rules are respected
  • Oversee and maintain inventory; analyze key inventory control measures to identify trends and opportunities for improvement

What you’ll bring to the Purchasing Agent role:
  • Minimum 3+ years work experience in Business, Supply Chain Management, Sales, or a related field (or equivalent work experience)
  • Proven experience in purchasing, procurement, or inside sales
  • Strong diligence and organizational abilities
  • Proficient in using CRM software, Microsoft Office, and other relevant business tools
  • Ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Critical thinking skills and the ability to make data-driven decisions

Take the first step on your new career path! To submit yourself for consideration for this role, simply click the apply button and complete our mobile-friendly online application. Once we’ve reviewed your application details, a recruiter will reach out to you with next steps! For questions or more information about this role, please call our office at (651) 772-9225.

As an equal opportunity employer, Dahl Consulting welcomes candidates of all backgrounds and experiences to apply. If this position sounds like the right opportunity for you, we encourage you to take the next step and connect with us. We look forward to meeting you!

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