West Monroe, Louisiana
Manufacturing & Production (Production Occupations)
Job Type
US$ 25,000.00 - US$ 40,000.00 per hour, $25k - 40k per hour + none
Ref. Number
Brittany Forbis, Spherion
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Job Description

Spherion Staffing is a locally owned and operated franchise office that was established in 1996. We specialize in clerical/administrative, light industrial and professional placements. We are a family owned business and strive to ensure our clients and employees have the best possible experience.

We are currently accepting resumes for an experienced Purchasing Agent. Responsibilities include evaluating vendors, negotiating contracts and preparing reports. For this role, you should have good knowledge of market research, along with solid analytical skills to make sure you're identifying the most profitable offers.

Ultimately, you'll create and maintain good relationships with key suppliers to ensure merchandise is high quality and delivered on time.

- Research potential vendors
- Compare and evaluate offers from suppliers
- Negotiate contract terms of agreement and pricing
- Track orders and ensure timely delivery
- Review quality of purchased products
- Enter order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases
- Maintain updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices
- Prepare reports on purchases, including cost analyses
- Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed
- Coordinate with staff to ensure proper storage

- Proven work experience as a Purchasing Officer, Purchasing Agent or similar role (minimum 3 years experience)
- Good knowledge of vendor sourcing practices (researching, evaluating and liaising with vendors)
- Hands-on experience with purchasing software
- Understanding of supply chain procedures
- Solid analytical skills, with the ability to create financial reports and conduct cost analyses
- Negotiation skills

Working hours: Monday-Friday 7AM-4PM or 8AM-5PM

If you are interested in applying for this position and meet the qualifications, please apply online or call 318-340-0005.

Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff 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, temp-to-perm or direct hire 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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