Buyer/Purchasing Agent

  • location: Johnson City, TN
  • type: Temp to Perm
  • salary: $12 per hour
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job description

The buyer is responsible for the purchase of raw materials, adhesives, hardware, supplies and other items as required in support of production and facility operations. Negotiates with vendors for best possible prices on all materials.

Responsibilities:
Identify customer preferences and forecast consumer trends
Evaluate supplier options according to prices, quality etc. and determine the best choices
Discover and purchase new products and check the quality and popularity of those already on our shelves
Negotiate terms of agreements to achieve the best deal for our company
Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase
Monitor stock levels and make plans for buying within budget
Create reports on sales, budgets and customer satisfaction and adjust your strategies accordingly
Forge and maintain trust relationships with suppliers to promote fair dealing
Attend events, fairs and exhibitions to remain up-to-date with the market???s trends

Working hours: 8 AM - 5 PM

Skills:
Deep understanding and professional experience with purchasing contracts
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Advanced skills with Microsoft Office, especially Excel
Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills
Strong market knowledge and experience in working across various functions, businesses and regions

Qualifications:
Proven experience as a buyer or relevant role
Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interface effectively with personnel at all levels.
Detail oriented, self-motivated, and excellent organizational skills.
Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating
Up to speed with purchasing best practices
Familiarity with market research, data analysis and forecasting techniques
Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of purchasing software is an advantage
High school diploma; BS/BA in business administration or relevant field will be considered a plus

Randstad is a world leader in matching great people with great companies. Our experienced agents will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temporary-to-permanent or permanent opportunities, no one works harder for you than Randstad. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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