Senior Sourcing Agent

Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Posted: 09/24/18 Industry: Industrial Job Number: 100110 Pay Rate: $70,000.00+ DOE

Job Store Staffing is seeking a well qualified Senior Sourcing Agent for a reputable technology company in Colorado Springs.

Position Summary:

Responsible for sourcing critical requirements to high quality suppliers that can provide materials that meet all specifications with on-time delivery in the most cost-effective manner. Requirements include all materials critical to manufacturing and quality of our finished products.

Suppliers can be domestic or international. Knowledge of pricing concepts, INCOTERMs, payment terms and negotiation skills to obtain the best value for IWT on every purchase.

This position is a critical part of maintaining the ERP system (ODOO) as well as communicating effectively throughout the organization on status of orders and deliveries.

As a Senior Sourcing Agent, you must manage all items as projects; communication with suppliers and internally is key, appropriate discussions of forecasting with suppliers, cost reduction plans of supplies, and professional resolution of problems that arise.

Must have knowledge of supply chain as a holistic business process; landed cost, INCOTERMs, packaging and selling EOQs, contract terms, etc.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Source all assigned products optimizing cost, delivery and favorable terms. Secures pricing and availability, obtains appropriate approvals, places purchase orders and enters data into ERP System.

  • Researches, analyzes and selects suppliers, issues purchase orders, follows up and expedites orders as necessary. Works with accounting to set up new suppliers and maintains material data as required.

  • Negotiates pricing, service level, and credit terms with existing and potential supplies and actively works on cost reduction activities for all products ordered.

  • Actively communicates with existing and potential suppliers via email, telephone, and face-to-face meetings.

  • Works with the Production and Engineering teams to ensure all products meet incoming quality standards.

  • Interfaces with department managers, production team, shipping/receiving department, etc. To determine the status of purchased orders and communicate any issues or concerns.

  • Works with Accounts Payable and the Finance Department to respectively rectify discrepant invoices and agree to vendor credit terms.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred in related field such as business or management.

  • Experience can substitute for a degree.

  • Three to five years minimum buying/purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment, international sourcing, or government contracting.

  • Experience working with ERP systems.

  • Expertise in working with Microsoft Suite.

  • Excellent communication skills with ability to work with all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to work under pressure, to anticipate problems and to creatively bring solutions to the various business situations.

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