Purchasing Agent

Global lighting company is seeking a Purchasing Agent to join their team.  The Purchasing Agent is an important position responsible for a 5,000+ purchased parts inventory.  This position works closely with the Manager of Purchasing and is responsible for the purchasing/procurement processes supporting the successful manufacturing and assemble-to-order of the company’s products – custom and architectural lighting solutions and support non-production purchasing needs of the company.

The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for:

  • Daily review and analysis of MRP planning workbench, supply and demand details, quantities, and timing; schedule orders accordingly for all part families.  Maintain optimum levels of inventory to support production and sales requirements.
  • Process POs, receivers, contact vendors, expedite POs, and perform cycle counts as needed.
  • Daily Purchasing “superuser” for Oracle applications: Purchasing, MRP and Supply Chain modules (includes maintaining Item Master)
  • Ensure product availability and continually seek best pricing for all part families.
  • Ensure suppliers perform to high standard of price, delivery, and quality.
  • Review invoice discrepancies and take any corrective action.
  • Maintain physical inventory accuracy working with a cross-functional team including Purchasing, Inventory Control/Receiving, Engineering, Production and Customer Support.
  • Set up and maintenance of vendor coding for current and new components.
  • Communicate open PO Reports to suppliers for appropriate changes and updates.
  • Update data in Oracle based upon feedback received from suppliers
  • Ensure item and rolled-up costs are accurate
  • Track the movement of materials for outside processing between vendors
  • Resolve invoice and receiving issues

The Purchasing Agent qualifications:

  • 3-5 years’ experience in Purchasing/Procurement
  • Manufacturing Industry experience required, including use of Supply Chain and ERP/MRP technology applications (Oracle preferred)Google Sheets, MS EXCEL (ADVANCED)
  • Lighting Industry experience preferred


To discuss this full-time opportunity in greater detail, please send resume outlining your related experience.


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