Purchasing Agent – Bradenton, FL

Full time @Lippert Components Plant 113 posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Who We Are:
Lippert is a leading, global manufacturer and supplier of highly engineered products and customized solutions, dedicated to shaping, growing and bettering the RV, marine, automotive, commercial vehicle and building products industries. We combine our strategic manufacturing capabilities with the power of our winning team culture to deliver unrivaled customer service, award-winning innovation, and premium products to all of our customers.
Why We are Different:
At Lippert, Everyone Matters. This is not just a tagline or empty promise; it is who we are. We have intentionally created a culture that values and celebrates our team members’ unique and varied backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences. We strive to give our team members a deeper sense of purpose at work, and we continue to build a better work environment by aligning our cultural and business strategies with the needs of our team members.
What You will Get:
A unique, inclusive and supportive company culture.
Comprehensive benefit offerings including medical, dental, vision, 401k with employer match, vacation, and more!
Fair and competitive compensation.
Career development and mentoring and opportunities to grow.
Holiday, personal and vacation days.
Summary/Objective:
The Purchasing Agent/Buyer obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment.
Required Education and Experience
Must be a team player and be able to work alone in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to analyze and support inventory, so we can optimize inventory turns and reduce costs.
Display Lippert’s Core Values: Positive Attitude, Team Play with Trust, Passionate about Winning, Honesty-Integrity-Candor, Caring about People.
Understanding of ERP systems (M2M, D365 preferred).
Strong Microsoft Office Skills – specifically Word and Excel.
Ability to take initiative, set priorities, learn quickly, and take ownership of assigned projects.
Essential Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Verifies purchase requisitions by comparing items requested to master list; clarifying unclear items; recommending alternatives.
Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery.
Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department.
Obtains purchased items by forwarding orders to suppliers; monitoring and expediting orders.
Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.
Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
Competencies:
Technical Capacity
Financial Management
Detail Oriented
Organizational Skills
Communication Proficiency
Time Management
Decision Making
Supervisory Responsibility:
This role does not have any supervisory responsibility upon hiring.
Physical Demands: This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bending or standing on a stool, as necessary. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time hourly position, and hours/days of work are decided by production schedules and your reporting manager.
Travel:
Travel will be minimal and would be primarily local during the business day.
Work Authorization/Security Clearance:
Must be able to pass E Verify.
Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the Team Member for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $18.00 – $21.00 per hour
Benefits:

401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Relocation assistance
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

Schedule:

8 hour shift

Work Location: One location

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