Job Description

  • Purchasing Agent / Buyer
  • Full-time
  • Forest, VA
  • Hourly - Negotiable
  • December 29, 2018
  • December 29, 2018
  • December 29, 2018


Bachelor’s degree in Business or Supply Chain with relevant experience.

Experience/positional knowledge of machined and fabricated metal parts.

Ability to understand technical information including reading and interpreting drawings.

Ability to develop and use metrics to drive process improvement.

Experience in a high-volume SKU environment.

Detailed focus with a high degree of transactional accuracy.

Must have the ability to communicate effectively (written/verbal).

Ability to adapt and plan in an evolving environment.

Self-starter with the ability to prioritize.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Complete Job Description:

  • Focused on fabricated materials sourced from internal and external suppliers.
  • Quote and release purchase orders as needed to support production (MRP report).
  • Develop/Expand supplier capacity to support future production requirements.
  •  Manage suppliers to improve delivery performance, quality and reduce cost.
  • Expedite materials as production schedules change (expedite and shortage reports).
  • Provide daily feedback/updates on the status of parts impacting production schedules.
  • Escalate material issues/shortages to the Materials Manager.
  • Plan/schedule/manage the painting/coating of production parts.
  • Release/allocate/adjust inventory as needed to facilitate production.
  • Initiate/release/respond to NCRs.
  • Release/manage Supplier Corrective Actions.
  • Seek to implement new processes that help reduce machine part lead time and costs.
  • Manage the disposition of all discrepant material from Machined part suppliers.

Computer Skills

  • Microsoft Office Experience Recommended.
  • Microsoft Outlook Experience Required.