Purchasing Agent

at Kuehne Chemical Compnay,Inc in Delaware CityDelaware City, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description
POSITION TITLE:  Purchasing Agent-Delaware Plant (not inclusive of Transportation Purchasing)
CLASSIFICATION:  Full Time – Exempt- Safety Sensitive
REPORTS TO:  Plant Manager
EXPERIENCE:  Minimum of three (3) years experience in a purchasing role or function or related business experience
EDUCATION:  Associates Degree or Higher in Business, Accounting or related business functions preferred
WORK HOURS:  Typical established business hours between 6:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. but within established docking delivery hours of 7:00 A.M to 3:00 P.M.

The primary responsibility is to ensure that all purchased materials, equipment, supplies, and services comply with Company Quality and Environmental Policy standards and that these orders are appropriately received and accounted for.  This function includes managing stores to ensure that stock items are ordered efficiently and timely to ensure proper inventory levels.  This position requires that basic stock keeping units (SKU) are frequently shopped for the highest quality at the best price and incumbent suppliers be challenged to maintain competitive advantage.  This position requires frequent contact with other internal management staff and external vendors and contractors through face-face, phone, e-mail, and other communication media.

Coordinates activities with procuring goods and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and services, and constantly seek the highest quality at the best price.
Ability to learn and utilize Computerized Maintenance System to electronically process purchase orders, track inventory and build a data base capable of creating synergies across the company.
Routinely performs an inventory of all supply stock and maintains stock rooms clean and organized.
Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedules and constantly challenges product capability.
Plan, organize, and supervise the purchasing functions for the facility.
Convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders assuring proper signature authorization are received before issuing the purchase order.
Negotiate terms and conditions with vendors within the comfort level of the item(s) being procured, including current or discounted pricing always favorable to the company and using corporate purchasing systems.
Investigates alternative shipping methods with vendors to expedite the delivery of materials during emergencies.
Review all plant deliveries against paperwork and purchase order, inclusive of making packing slip to invoice.
Review invoices for accuracy against receivables and purchase orders.  Code and forward for approved invoices for payment.
Track purchase orders to detect and resolve issues with outstanding orders.
Focus on plant-related purchases but assist with Transportation Department purchases as needed and applicable.
Request cut sheets, details, and other supplier-related information as needed and or requested of the person seeking the purchase of goods/services.
Receive bid packages from corporate engineering and review for completeness and take out for bid to approved contractors across various craft and report back to engineering the pricing spread via project-specific documentation.
Use of corporate volume purchase contracts (Staples, Amazon, etc.) to the fullest extent and encourage that usage across the entire Delaware Plant Team.
Utilize and become an expert in the various shipping genre such as UPS, FedEx, DHL, etc.
Assure suppliers, vendors, and contractors are approved and carry the proper insurance coverage to meet Company requirements.
Understands Customs procedures and properly executes authorization paperwork to ship materials into and out of the country.
Maintains certifications to ship hazardous materials via delivery services and must obtain IATA and maintain IATA certification.
Maintain a list of Contracts and update annually via the plant-specific contract calendar.
Maintain storeroom stock inventory levels as well as certain laboratory chemical levels and inventory and deploy the technique of "ABC Classification" of spare parts.
Work closely with the plant Planner/Scheduler for kitting and other activities that promote maintenance of the facility efficiency.
Monitors raw materials inventories to assure materials are ordered in a timely manner and that they meet Company requirements.  This includes feedstocks and "in-process" materials.
Monitors raw material deliveries and cross-checks quantities against production reports inclusive of feedstocks and "in-process" materials.
Follows and understands Purchasing Procedures and makes recommendations to corporate per quality management protocols.
Monitors trades references and adjust and take actions when necessary... For full info follow application link.

Kuehne is an equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/Disabled/Veteran)

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Job Posting: 900064

Posted On: Jan 21, 2022

Updated On: Feb 18, 2022