Purchasing Agent

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Location
Waunakee, Wisconsin
Industry
Advertising, Marketing & Public Relations (Protective Service Occupations)
Job Type
Temporary
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Salary
US$ 17.00 - US$ 21.00 per hour
Ref. Number
S_54441
Contact
Moto Gladys Igahara, Spherion
Phone
608-274-6000
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Job Description

Our client is a market leader in porcine, dairy and beef genetics and is uniquely positioned as a global player, with a dedicated, multi-species research and development function and an international distribution network. They are looking for a Purchasing Agent for their Supply Chain department!

The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for purchasing supplies of direct and indirect materials as well as recording of inventory transactions. The purchasing agent will work with vendors to ensure on time delivery and order accuracy.

Responsibilities:
- Protect business interests in dealing with vendors
- Daily tasks include; placing purchase orders, coding invoices and other bookkeeping.
- Keep prices competitive and affordable to protect business GM.
- Source products and negotiate pricing for supplies that may be specific to the engineering, Biologic laboratory setting and/or specialized machines/computers/technology
- Interact with all departments in a professional manner.
- Work with research and; production departments to ensure needed consumables are purchased and pricing is competitive.
- Proactive management of vendors and supplies to ensure availability
- Assisting with other duties as assigned.

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Skills:
- Ability to maintain professional verbal and written communications with co-workers, internal and external customers, and vendors at all times
- Good negotiating skills
- Capability to read and understand contracts
- Detail Oriented, flexible and adaptable

Education:
Bachelors

Experience:
0-1 years

Qualifications:
- Minimum 2-4 years experience in procurement
- 1 year experience in laboratory and technical environment
- Knowledge of AI industry, preferred
- Experience using Oracle is ideal


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