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PURCHASING AGENT

We are looking for a skilled Purchasing Agent to buy goods and services necessary for our business. You have the means and opportunity to raise our profits by making the most high-quality and cost-effective purchases.
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Job Title: Purchasing Agent

Company: First Priority Emergency Vehicles

Location: Flanders, New Jersey

**This position will require training in Manchester, New Jersey for up to two weeks.**

Salary Range: $38,500-$45,000 based on experience

Job Type: Full Time

 

Job Description:

We are looking for a skilled Purchasing Agent to buy goods and services necessary for our business. You have the means and opportunity to raise our profits by making the most high-quality and cost-effective purchases.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and a commercial mindset. You should know how to evaluate market conditions and different suppliers. Communication skills will help you negotiate effectively and maintain profitable relationships.

The goal is to acquire supplies that are critical for the success of our business operations.

Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment.

 

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.
  • Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery.
  • 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.
  • Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts
  • Devise ways to optimize inventory control procedures

 

Purchasing Agent Skills and Qualifications:

Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Vendor Relationships, Organization, Customer Service, Documentation Skills, Supply Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting, Control Engineering. Proven experience as inventory manager or similar position.

3+ years Inventory (Management) experience

3+ years Purchasing experience

General knowledge of automotive parts ( OEM and after market), construction materials, electrical systems ( 12v and 110v)

Some mechanical experience

Attention to detail

Well organized

 

Benefits / Schedule

Hours of Operation: M- F generally 7-3:30 / 8-4:30

Health, Dental, Vision, Life and 401K offered after 90 days

Paid PTO / Vacation and Holidays

 

Veterans: welcome to apply

 

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to:

careers@1fpg.com

First Priority Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law.