Purchasing Agent


Moreno Valley, CA

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 81 days ago

  by    Amin Shaikh

This job is no longer available.

Provides support to Materials Manager in all areas. Responsible for purchasing raw materials in a repetitive just-in-time manufacturing environment as required by the Materials Manager.


  • Assist in purchasing of raw materials and expeditious arrival of them
  • Assist in controlling inventory and maintains records
  • Assist in putting cycle count systems in place to ensure accuracy in inventory
  • Assist in reducing excess inventory, slow moving and obsolete material
  • Ensure that the necessary material is in house to meet customer demands
  • Work with corporate purchasing and other Simmons' plants to move and acquire material on a timely and cost effective fashion
  • Communicate appropriately to others in the event of any delay, change, or other concern that impact the shop floor orders
  • Develops policies that ensure the timely delivery of goods and monitor schedule adherence and delivery schedule performance from suppliers
  • Input receivers on a timely basis
  • Aggressively works to achieve lowest cost (price, quality, service, etc.) of all material to ensure the most competitive advantage. Ensure that we met our key metrics
  • Work with receiving clerk to verify incoming raw material
  • Order raw materials from materials explosion (MRP) timely and accurately
  • Develop & negotiate contract with suppliers (price/terms)
  • Always looking for opportunities to improve the organization "mentality"


  • A minimum of 5 years experience with SAP planning/purchasing utilizing MRP tools
  • Experience in a Manufacturing environment is required. BA/BA degree and APICS/CPM certification preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to develop and analyze forecasts jointly with sales department
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office. Intermediate or higher level of knowledge Microsoft Excel to create macros and use pivot table & Lookup functions
  • Cost accounting knowledge
  • Proven success in inventory reduction
  • Experiences in purchasing, KANBAN systems, JIT, POU, MRPII, ABC analysis, consignment

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilitiesassociated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.

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