Purchasing Agent

Airway Heights, Washington
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
Temp to Perm
Working Hours
7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
US$ 18.00 - US$ 20.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Tina Jannsen, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Staffing has immediate openings for an experienced Purchasing Agent. In this role you will be responsible for all negotiations and purchases of materials, components, equipment, and supplies from suppliers in order to meet the Company's production commitments and its technical/administrative support activities. Evaluate and approve suppliers. Evaluate quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Evaluate forecast of goods, production components and raw materials needed to maintain desired inventory levels. Determine proper order quantity and maintain factory shortage report.
Prepare and submit Requests For Quote to potential suppliers, evaluate suppliers' quotes, and award contract in support of the established company goals.
Authorize and issue purchase orders for, and expedite the timely delivery of, purchased goods or services. Coordinate recovery schedules for delinquent orders.
Coordinate the return of discrepant parts to the vendor and follow-up to ensure replacement parts arrive in a timely manner.
Assist with the reconciliation of receiving/invoicing/billing discrepancies and prepare associated reports.
Evaluate supplier performance, products, services and price.
May provide leadership and training or actively represent Procurement on special project teams or task forces.
Advise Senior Management and their customers regarding status of impacts to the organization.

Working hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Knowledgeable of purchasing concepts, practices and procedures.
Negotiation and customer service skills essential.
Able to develop spreadsheets, databases, presentations, reports, charts, graphs using computer software; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products and MAS200 SQL accounting system required.
Ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing; technical writing experience helpful.
Ability to plan and accomplish multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
Ability to understand engineering drawings, budgets and contract language.
Record of compliance with high ethical standards


1-4 years

Bachelor degree preferred.

3-8 years' experience in purchasing required.
Inventory control, MRP or ERP experience desirable.

Apply online then follow up with a phone call to Tina at 509-456-4944 ext 4.

Spherion is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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