Purchasing Agent

Location: Culver City, CA
Date Posted: 22-02-2018
The purchasing agent is responsible for maintaining and exploring new vendor relationships in order to negotiate vendor terms and prices; verifies all information is in line with company needs before authorizing purchase orders and payments. Assists in implementation/management of procurement software.

Position Description: 
Purchasing agents are responsible for tracking orders against the budget as well as ensuring deliveries are scheduled as required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities  
  • Adheres to existing purchasing policies, processes, and procedures; assist in managing/implementing procurement software
  • Carries inventory control policies and procedures
  • Create new vendor accounts
  • Works within a given budget to purchase goods and services for an organization
  • Ensures that products are delivered in a timely manner and that the quality of the goods received is satisfactory; notify staff and management of any delays and problems
  • Negotiates with contractors on price, mode of shipping, and delivery time
  • Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list if applicable; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.
  • Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department.
  • Create new vendor accounts
  • Checks invoices for accuracy and authorizes the accounts payable department to issue payment
  • Source all necessary materials for all locations, nationally
  • Works with commercialization team to source reliable packaging components
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 
  • Possesses strong negotiation skills
  • Has good verbal communications skills
  • Is timely in following up on contracts and checking on back ordered items
  • Is capable of staying within a given budget
  • Has good math skills and is quickly able to calculate the cost of goods and services
  • Is trustworthy and does not abuse authority or misappropriate funds
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