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Purchasing Associate II

McConnellsburg, PA

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Industry: Defense/Government Job Number: 24-00223

Job Description

  • The Purchasing Specialist role supports the purchasing and supply chain department areas of responsibility. It is primarily focused on coordinating purchasing activities. The typical role is responsible for daily coordination and administration of purchase transactions in support of business operations. The position has direct interface with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

  • Process purchase order defers, expedites, cancellations.
  • Develop and run reports for unacknowledged orders and past due order management.
  • Conduct price analytics and update material cost standards and cost variances in ERP.
  • Support supplier business review meetings to review and improve supplier performance.
  • Issue RFQs and conduct initial review of supplier responses and execute bid list management activities.
  • Execute supplier price changes, review price increase threats and support supplier negotiations.
  • Execute supplier readiness for product launches in coordination with NPD.
  • Expedite and conduct corrective action process for critical shortage purchasing issues.
  • Support supply chain optimization initiatives to improve material flow, capture value or reduce waste in the supply chain.
  • Train and mentor purchasing coordinator and associate positions.
  • Bachelor's degree with three (3) or more years of experience in Supply Chain, Purchasing, or a related field.
  • Expert level of Excel skills.
  • Relevant industry related certifications.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills with exceptional follow through and attention to detail.
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills, able to multi-task and prioritize competing requirements and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where requirements are constantly changing.
  • Experience and proficiency with various web-based software applications including Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, etc.

Meet Your Recruiter

Terry Walton
Technical Recruiter

Terry Walton was brought into Contract Professionals, Inc. to act as highly specialized and experienced technical recruiter, with a focus on engineering and informational technology. Known industry wide for his ability to cultivate and recruit best in class candidates, Terry was named the number one recruiter (out of 45 recruiters) with his previous employer, for more than six consecutive years. He was also a member of the Chairman’s Club from 2017-2019.

Passionate about mentoring others, Terry also has extensive experience training new recruiters to navigate the entire recruitment life cycle; providing novice recruiters with the education, skills, and tools necessary to become successful staffing specialists.

Terry was conferred a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), Business Administration and Management from Robert Morris University in 2003.

Terry is happily married to Jennifer Walton. Together they have three boys: Houston 15, Phoenix 11, and Kingston 8. All their children play school and travel basketball, baseball, and football. A sports enthusiast himself, Terry coaches AAU All-Star Basketball. He is also the Head Coach of Grade School Tackle Football for Butler, PA.

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