Purchasing Agent

  • Location
    East Chicago, Indiana
  • Job type
    Direct Hire
  • Salary
    $ 18 - $ 20
  • Category
    Business Operations and Management - Purchasing

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Our Client in East Chicago is looking for a Purchasing Agent through the end of February!

Pay Rate: $18.00-$20-00

Purchasing Agent Position Summary and Primary Responsibilities

The Purchasing Department takes ownership of the sourcing of services and materials to provide Scrap Metal Services, LLC with competitive advantages through the product or service, the total cost and other terms and conditions while ensuring risk is known, limited and agreed by all relevant internal parties.

Purchasing Agents provide support for the day-to-day and short-term requirements for the operations of Scrap Metal Services, LLC. They are responsible for implementing, administering and placing purchase orders in response to the requirements established by various departments. In some case they perform sourcing and negotiations, primarily for spend areas not covered by a contractual agreement. They also perform the Supplier Relationship Management function for areas covered by a contractual agreement.

Primary responsibilities include the following: (Other duties may be assigned)

• Create requisitions and purchase orders
• Obtain quotations for non-contract items
• Work with business to address any purchasing-related issues
• Respond to PO inquiries from outside stakeholders
• Follow up on non-conformance of materials and deliveries with end user and/or vendor and identify trends or patterns
• Maintain open PO report
• Supplier relationship duties:
a. Qualify and set up suppliers
b. Maintain supplier register
c. Maintain cert. of insurance file
d. Supplier payment terms
e. Resolve incomplete or incorrect shipments with the supplier
• Initiate and maintain blanket purchase agreements
• Ensure contract adherence
• Sourcing support including but not limited to:
a. Investigating potential suppliers
b. Identifying potential cost saving projects
c. Assisting with market and spend analysis
• Independently identify and execute on cost reduction projects
• Ensure effective engagement, collaboration and cooperation with internal business clients, also maintain positive and effective relationships with suppliers and vendor community
• Negotiate and purchase assigned commodities following the 6-Step Sourcing methodology
• Work with key stakeholders for new project initiation and implementation
• Assist with the compliance efforts for all sourcing agreements
• Assist with invoice and payment resolution

• Work with the Procurement Director
a. to develop and manage suppliers
b. to implement new purchasing projects
c. to determine exceptions and/or issues with current agreements
• Provide supplier performance information for managing suppliers
• Assist with all continuous activities related to purchasing
• Freight & Customs


This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for employees assignment.

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