Purchasing Agent in West Fargo, ND

West Fargo, North Dakota
Job Type
US$ 40,000 - US$ 50,000 per year, $40k - 50k per year + none
Ref. Number
Michael Lenhart, Spherion
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Job Description

Our client, a local steel manufacturing company has a full time position for a Purchasing Agent. This position is responsible for the purchase of raw materials and for managing the cost and on-time delivery of purchased materials from assigned suppliers.

Salary: $40,000-$50,000 DOE


- Purchase steel, fabricated parts, paint and accessories for Company
- Research new raw material supplier and subcontractor options for Company locations
- Assist with developing and maintaining vendor qualifications/assessments
- Communicate current material prices, lead times and mill rolling schedules
- May need to analyze multiple potential vendor solutions and make sound purchase decisions based upon price, availability and internal customer requirements

Working hours: To be determined

- High School Diploma or GED required
- Associate's degree in Business or related field or equivalent work experience
- Minimum of 2 years purchasing experience
- Steel manufacturing experience preferred
- Excellent communication skills
- Familiarity with various computer software programs
- Ability to multi-task
- Organizational skills a must
- Familiarity with steel items
- Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties
- Communication - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and in writing clearly and concisely
- Detail Oriented - Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task

To be considered, please apply online at www.spherion.com/fargo
If you have any questions please contact Michael Lenhart at 701-412-2886

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