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Purchasing Agent

Location: Fayetteville
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionProduction Purchasing AgentHIROTEC Manufacturing America, located in Fayetteville, Tennessee, is part of the HIROTEC Group, headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan. HIROTEC Group delivers body-in-white closures, exhaust systems, flexible closure tooling, and stamping dies to automotive customers around the world. With a US headquarters in Auburn Hills, MI, HIROTEC Group operates 30 facilities in eight countries.Currently, we are seeking a Production Purchasing Agent to become a part of the HIROTEC team.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all activities associated to procurement of materials and services directly associated with the production of goods and services in the business.
  • Research and compare suppliers, goods, and services and evaluate market conditions.
  • Responsible for obligations with foreign trade laws regarding imports and exports, regulations and non-tariff restrictions, promotion programs, specific requirements of customs regimes, etc.
  • Prepares requests for proposals, bid information, contract preparation, and procurement of supplies.
  • Responsible for vendor and supplier development and maintaining positive, long-term relationships.
  • Reviews bids and proposals and meets with vendors to negotiate contracts that meet the companys budgetary limitations.
  • Other duties and projects may be assigned based on the operational objectives of the company.
    • Acquire, purchase, and negotiate materials, equipment, parts, and supplies with a focus on quality, cost, and delivery to support manufacturing operations.
    • Obtain quotes from existing and potential suppliers.
      • Monitor inventory, determine optimal inventory levels, and analyze spending and purchasing needs.
      • Tracks cycling of materials and inventory control to ensure accuracy.
      • Schedule, order, and coordinate the delivery of materials, parts, and equipment using the manufacturing process.
      • Prepare, process, and review purchase orders and delivery dates and assure the production demand is properly accommodated by the delivery of materials.
      • Evaluate and drive resolutions on all manufacturing material quality and supply issues.Ideal candidate should have a bachelors degree in Purchasing/Supply Chain and two years of experience in automotive/manufacturing environment, production planning (buyer, planning, ERP), and inventory; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience. Experience with and thorough understanding of stainless material/stamping is preferred. Excellent written and oral communication and negotiation skills, in addition to proven Microsoft Office/computer skills required. SAP or other ERP experience is preferred.If you are hardworking, dependable, and enjoy a group environment, come join the HIROTEC Manufacturing America team.An excellent work environment and benefits await you!

Keywords: HIROTEC AMERICA, Huntsville , Purchasing Agent, Professions , Fayetteville, Alabama

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