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Purchasing Agent

Company: Sonny's Enterprises LLC
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Facilitate the procurement of materials and related services required by the company to maintain Sonny's position as a world class provider of conveyorized equipment, parts and supplies. -Job Category: HourlyDepartment: Procurement Reports To: Procurement ManagerHours: 8:00am - 5:00pm, additional hours as needed

Responsibilities:
--- Meet departmental KPI's and goals. --- Confer with Procurement Manager to review achievements and discuss required changes in goals or objectives resulting from current status and conditions.--- Provide strategic input for issues affecting the department.--- Review purchase requisitions and issue purchase orders for parts, supplies, tools and services as needed.--- Negotiate with suppliers for goods and services, to obtain the best price and delivery.--- Monitor supplier performance to determine that the supplier is capable of delivering the desired goods or services on time, in the correct quantities without sacrificing quality. --- Negotiate contract purchase orders when appropriate. --- Monitor all open purchase orders to ensure timely and accurate delivery of materials. Contact suppliers promptly when purchase agreements are not met and utilize alternate suppliers to maintain adequate flow of materials for production.--- Run open PO reports daily and review for confirmation of price and delivery. Follow up with supplier when needed.--- Resolve shipment errors with supplier.--- Review Vendor Database to ensure accuracy of part information including descriptions, supplier data, costs and pricing. Notify Senior Purchasing Agent to make changes in system when needed.--- Identify purchase replenishment requirements (min/max, safety stock etc.) that need to be changed in database to reflect changes in production needs and vendor lead times and notify Senior Purchasing Agent to make changes in system.--- Create RTV's (return to vendor authorizations) for items being returned to vendor. Run and review open RTV report, follow up with vendors for corrective action.--- Schedule and track drop shipments. Notify Sales Dept. when delivery date to customer is changing.--- Perform other administrative tasks as requested to support department needs.--- Work with the Accounting Department to resolve invoice discrepancies on purchase orders.--- Help develop purchasing department policies and procedures.--- Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.--- Document workflow and work procedures.--- Cross-trains designated back-up.--- Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
Education and Experience:--- 2 year degree required. 4 year degree preferred.--- Certifications: APICS Member with CPIM Certification a plus--- 2+ years' experience as purchasing agent / buyer--- Strong computer skills - especially Microsoft Office (excel, word), any type of computerized accounting/purchasing software package. -Working Conditions: Inside office environment.Physical Demands: This position requires accessing all areas in the plant necessary to monitor the progress of orders. Regularly required to stand or sit, and move about the facility.Materials and Equipment Used: Office Equipment, Database & Query Software, ERP Software, Procurement Software - SAP system. -Candidates will be required to complete a background check and drug screen before beginning work. -Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity EmployerM/F/D/VDRUG FREE WORKPLACE

Keywords: Sonny's Enterprises LLC, Fort Lauderdale , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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