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Volt Workforce Solutions Purchasing Agent in Corona, California

Purchasing Agent in Corona, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/13/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Contingent

  • Location: Corona, CA

  • Job Type: Administrative/Secretarial

  • Duration: 24 weeks

  • Date Posted: 5/13/2019

  • Job ID: 162990

  • Pay Rate $15.0 - $20.0/Hour

  • Contact Name Volt Branch

  • Phone 951-789-8133

Job Description

Purchasing Agent Responsibilities

Include:

  • Developing profitable purchasing strategies

  • Assessing supplier profiles and analyzing offers

  • Preparing and implementing effective negotiation tactics

Job brief

We are looking for a skilled Purchasing Agent to buy goods and services necessary for our business. You have the means and opportunity to raise our profits by making the most high-quality and cost-effective purchases.

The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and a commercial mindset. You should know how to evaluate market conditions and different suppliers. Communication skills will help you negotiate effectively and maintain profitable relationships.

The goal is to acquire supplies that are critical for the success of our business operations.

Responsibilities

  • Develop profitable purchasing strategies

  • Assess supplier profiles and analyze offers

  • Prepare and implement effective negotiation tactics

  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts

  • Review supplies to ensure quality

  • Monitor stock levels

  • Prepare and submit detailed reports (revenues, buying expenditures etc.)

  • Keep updated records

  • Attend events, fairs and exhibitions to keep abreast of the market’s trends

Requirements

  • Proven experience as a purchasing agent or relevant role

  • Demonstrable experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions

  • Knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing best practices

  • Working knowledge of MS Office and purchasing software at https://resources.workable.com/purchasing-agent-job-description# (e.g. SpendMap)

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • A strong analytical mindset

  • Outstanding organizational skills

  • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA will be considered a plus

In order to promote this harmony in the workplace and to obey the laws related to employment, Volt maintains a strong commitment to equal employment opportunity without unlawful regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital or parental status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

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