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Purchasing Agent

A well-established Manufacturing Company based in Burbank is seeking a Purchasing Agent.   This is a is a great opportunity for someone that is high energy, bright and thrives in a growing, fast paced environment.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Secures and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices and terms with vendors and suppliers, and recommends suppliers and/or vendors with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness for assigned responsibilities
  •  Works closely with internal departments to forecast needs to help maintain inventory levels needed for production
  • Searches inventory records to determine if the products on hand is in sufficient quantity
  • Assures that the ordered products are delivered on schedule, at negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company
  • Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, shipping notices, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records
  • Prepares requisitions, purchase orders and other forms as directed; maintains accuracy while creating and verifying purchase information including proper product cost, and shipping instructions, etc.
  • Builds relationships by negotiating rates and timelines with vendors
  • Receives marketing materials related to suppliers’ products such as catalog or pamphlet; maintains and records on each product produced
  • Communicates with sales and logistics team to gather sales forecast that help to maintain inventory control
  • Maintains supplier and pricing lists

Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years in production, purchasing within a Manufacturing environment
  • Experience in food manufacturing and Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
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