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Purchasing Agent
Robert Half Accountemps     Ocala, FL 34478
 Posted 26 days    

Description We are offering a unique opportunity for a Purchasing Agent in the manufacturing industry, based in Ocala, Florida. This role involves managing purchasing functions and data entry within a vibrant and dynamic workplace. This contract to hire employment opportunity offers an engaging environment where you will be responsible for analyzing purchase component demand and maintaining a streamlined procurement process.


• Analyze weekly purchase component demand for Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) and process MRP system driven demand reports.

• Issue purchase orders in line with system identified source, cost, and strategies communicated through management.

• Document supplier acknowledgements and confirmations to purchase orders, ensuring their accuracy.

• Expedite shortages by documenting and escalating actionable solutions.

• Coordinate monthly supplier PO schedule confirmation audits and align Open Purchase Order status on Epicor system PO records.

• Verify current and best supplier lead times, keeping the Epicor MRP updated.

• Process Request for Quotes (RFQ) consistent with organization sourcing strategies and perform cost price analysis on procurements.

• Act as a liaison between the program teams and other functional areas of support to establish a cohesive workgroup to succeed in material objectives and receipt/invoice issue resolution.

• Monitor First Article Inspection Sample Schedules and documentation through delivery per confirmed purchases.

• Maintain accurate customer credit records and process customer credit applications efficiently. Requirements • Proficient in various purchasing functions within the manufacturing industry.

• Ability to perform data entry tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.

• Demonstrated knowledge of supply chain management and procurement procedures.

• Excellent negotiation skills to secure the best prices according to budget.

• Strong communication skills to liaise with suppliers and maintain positive relationships.

• Understanding of market dynamics and sound business judgement.

• Ability to work well in a team and foster a collaborative environment.

• Proficiency in using various software for inventory management and data analysis.

• Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment.

• Proactive problem-solving abilities and a strong sense of responsibility.

• Relevant certification or degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration is preferred.

• Strong analytical skills to evaluate suppliers and products and make informed decisions.

• Familiarity with applicable industry laws and regulations.

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