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Purchasing Agent - 794732

Company: larcons
Location: Miami
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJOB TITLE: Live Goods Purchasing and Availability Agent DEPARTMENT: Purchasing STATUS: Non-Exempt - Hourly REPORTS TO: Domestic Purchasing Manager JOB SUMMARY: The live goods purchasing agent will negotiate the best price for the company, along with the highest quality and services.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Purchase Order Management

  • Checks daily product demand
  • Negotiates and manages standard PO (Purchase Orders process to completion from RFQ (Request for Quote) planning, internal approval, PO execution, possible change orders, to shipment tracking and receiving.
  • Orders Starter Material / Creates PO
  • Confirms PO from Vendor
  • Verifies PO before receivingVendor Management
    • Schedules and participates in vendor meeting
    • Pricing and Terms negotiations
    • Manages relationships with the vendors to ensure that they meet delivery requirements
    • Vendor service/performance reporting and correction
    • Reporting Product Quality Issues or shortages of product
    • Provides forecasts to vendors as needed
    • Maintains price lists for vendors using SharePoint
    • Verifies Vendor Invoice and submits to Accounting
    • Manages and promotes Vendor Availabilities
    • Set-up new vendor accounts with AP using Microsoft Dynamics GP
    • Informs the management team of Product Opportunities
    • Notifies vendors of any quality issues and creates debits for shortages and/or damaged goodsQuote/Order Management
      • Responds to all the company's Quote Requests
      • Checks for orders in Error State
      • Checks price, packaging, and pick up times
      • Moves Orders to NBFD (Not Being Filled Domestic) with comments and options when shortOther Duties
        • Works closely with Management to plan purchases to support programs (seasonal purchasing)
        • Vendor Travel to the farms and labs
        • Other duties as assignedQUALIFICATIONS:
          • Two years of college or 2+ years in a similar position
          • Horticulture industry experience a plus
          • Detail oriented, quick learner, and highly organized
          • Good analytical skills with strong technical experience
          • Knowledge of Purchase Order process
          • Experience with vendor negotiations
          • Willingness to learn and apply new concepts and processes
          • A problem solver with an open mind for new solutions
          • Capable of communicating with all levels of employees
          • Able and willing to work after hours when necessary
          • Able to travel domestically and internationally to visit farms and meet with vendors if/when necessary
          • Able to lift up to 25lbs; squat, bend, pull and push, and climb stairsJOB PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
            • Maintains an accurate daily product demand
            • Effectively negotiates and manages Purchase Orders, vendor pricing and stocking
            • Establishes and maintains effective vendor relationships
            • Accurately maintains vendor and supplier information in system
            • Maintains accurate orders in "error state
            • Ensures that orders are moved to NBFD in a timely manner, and comments/options are added when there is a shortage.
            • Maintains updated information in the system on pricing and availabilityThe company offers a competitive Benefits Package including base salary, bonus, expense reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Health Benefits, and 401K (with company match). An equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business needs.

Keywords: larcons, Miami , Purchasing Agent - 794732, Sales , Miami, Florida

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