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Kforce Purchasing Agent in Tempe, Arizona

Kforce has a client in search of Purchasing Agent in Tempe, AZ.Summary:The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for coordinating the procurement and distribution of materials, parts, equipment, and supplies for the organization by performing the following duties.Essential Duties:

  • Coordinates all purchasing related activities of product development as assigned within the specified commodities

  • Maintains close relationships with suppliers and take proactive approach in interfacing with them to resolve issues

  • Manages the day to day relationship with suppliers for their assigned commodities

  • Supports in supplier assessments to meet current and future needs

  • Brings approved suppliers into development projects to support new product development

  • Monitors all pricing for all outsourced materials and/or parts in accordance with target costs and departmental goals; Support the Commodity Manager in developing cost models, generating RFQ's and gathering information necessary to produce commodity strategies

  • Creates and updates purchase orders, supplier scorecards, supplier profile folders and other documentation as required to ensure data integrity

  • Supports cross-functional team initiatives around total cost improvements and supply vulnerability reductions

  • Monitors supplier pricing and apply knowledge to drive the lowest cost; Performs all purchasing activities in accordance with current company policies and procedures

  • Manages the implementation of cost reductions

  • Supports the continual training of suppliers to ensure they are in compliance with the latest policies and procedures

  • Bachelor's degree in Business/related field or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years of professional Purchasing experience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Microsoft Office applications

  • High degree of creativity, flexibility, and resourcefulness

  • Possess and apply a broad knowledge of Supply Management principles, practices, and procedures

  • Negotiation Skills & Contract Management

Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.Compensation Type:Hours