Purchasing Agent

  • Konecranes, Inc
  • New Berlin, WI, USA
  • Mar 12, 2020
Full time Purchasing-Procurement

Job Description

Position Title: Purchasing Agent

Reports To: Director, Nuclear Procurement

Principal Responsibilities:

  • The PA is assigned specific commodities they will be responsible for.
  • The PA is responsible for communicating all component requirements to the potential supply sources, assuring strict conformance to Konecranes product specifications and quality program.
  • Working with internal and external functional groups is required to assure timelines, cost structure, contractual obligations and all manufacturing/engineering needs are realized.
  • Responsible for sourcing and negotiating the most favorable overall “value” and lead-time without compromising quality or customer requirements.
  • Responsible for a thorough review and comparison of all major quoting activity to project and sales estimates to assure margins and impacts are realized and communicated when and to whom necessary.
  • Perform continuous system maintenance at the part number, supplier, and PA levels to assure system integrity is intact and information is correct for all viewers.
  • Responsible for daily review of open purchase requisitions and sourcing material to sources with the required capabilities, capacity and quality program required for a demanding market.
  • Obtain quotes for other functional groups such as Engineering, Estimating and Service as needed.
  • Act on system generated material exceptions, expediting, delaying or cancelling on-order material as necessary, and communicating results to the required group or individual.
  • Write and document work instructions for our ERP system as well as general work flow to allow continuous improvement.
  •  Meet all annual goals and objectives assigned by the Purchasing Manager, with constant communication throughout the calendar year.  Goals and Objectives can and will be adjusted where and when necessary.

Education: Associates or higher degree preferred but not required.

Experience: 5+ years’ experience working within a procurement role required. Working with commodity based buying and one-off quantities.
Other Requirements: 20% travel.