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Senior Purchasing Agent

Location: Union City
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Since 1858, Hajoca has been blending the strengths and clout of a large company with freedom and opportunity for employees. The company will continue to grow and prosper because our fundamental business philosophy works: emphasis on entrepreneurial spirit, expert knowledge, strong incentives for our employees, and devotion to Hajoca's proven business principles of "Service, Integrity, Reliability."Do you have a strong work ethic and a high standard of integrity? Do you possess strong communication and negotiation skills? -If so, then Hajoca Corporation -would like you to join our dedicated team as a Purchasing/Inventory Controller. Our -team has been servicing the -community for -years. We are a close-knit group that works together to provide the best service to both new and existing customers.The Senior Purchasing Agent is responsible for the most critical or difficult procurements that require a greater degree of experience, knowledge, professionalism, and administration. Responsible for establishing, coordinating, and administering long term purchase agreements for assigned commodities and buy-lines. Provides guidance and assistance to other procurement personnel. At this level is proficient in all aspects of the department's job duties. Oversees department in absence of Purchasing Manager.Essential Duties and Responsibilities -include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review Job Queues, voice messages, and emails; prioritize daily workload, respond to questions and resolve complaints and miscellaneous problems
  • Timely review and analysis of operational reports including the Open Purchase Order report, Daily Back Order report, Negative On Hand report and the Suggested Purchase Order Queue
  • Manage inventory levels of assigned product line(s); review and analyze maximum and minimum inventory levels based upon sales and customer demand
  • Update and maintain the Product/Inventory database and product file; remove discontinued product and add new product lines; research and verify price discrepancies; update order lead-times
  • Ensure product is ordered at a competitive price and optimal quantity; balance order size and price discounts with inventory turn rates
  • Create Purchase Orders and send to manufacturer(s); scan, image and attach order confirmations to the Purchase Order
  • Review status of shipped orders and back orders and update ECLIPSE with expected delivery dates
  • Build new and maintain existing SKU's; enter information into ECLIPSE following company procedures and industry standards
  • Maintain market awareness of pricing, demand, new products and regulations affecting building codes and product lines
  • Compare and analyze new product brands and manufacturers; prepare and submit proposals for alternative and/or new products to the Purchasing Manager for buying approval
  • Manage manufacturer return allowances and stock returns to update products and control inventory levels
  • Ensure credits and debits on RGA's, defective material and warranty issues are valid
  • Build and maintain relationships with manufacturer representatives to negotiate pricing, terms, freight, return allowances, marketing allowances for promotions, etc.
  • Confer with other departments to ensure coordination of Purchasing activities with activities of other functions such as sales, receiving, shipping, accounting and human resources
  • Maintain appearance of the Purchasing area; ensure area is kept clean, organized and remains a safe work environment
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and adhere to company policies and procedures
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive organizational, customer and personnel related information -All interested applicants must possess: -
    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent industry experience
    • Minimum 1+ years of purchasing experience
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain quality relationships with team members and vendors
    • Ability to analyze sales and procurement data, and understand the market trends to make the best purchasing decisionsOur ideal candidate will also: -
      • Have a comprehensive knowledge of products
      • Wholesale distribution experience
      • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) skills
      • Experience with an inventory management system (Eclipse)
      • The benefits of working with us:Although Hajoca is a large company, we work in a decentralized environment where each of our locations, called Profit Centers, is run by the Profit Center Manager as if it was their own small business. We give you the tools you need to succeed, investing in your personal and professional growth through targeted training programs, and reward team success through our profit sharing opportunities and generous benefits package which includes: ----Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage ----401 (k) and retirement cash account ----Life insurance ----Pre-tax accounts for healthcare and dependent care ----Paid vacation, holidays, and sick timeHajoca Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled). -All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category pursuant to federal, state or local laws and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any such categories/status. -Hajoca values diversity, equity and inclusion and this policy applies to all employment practices at Hajoca. -Hajoca is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, during the application process. -Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.We are a drug free workplace. Employment is contingent upon pre-employment drug screening, and successful completion of a background investigation subject to any federal, state and local laws.

Keywords: WHCI PLUMBING SUPPLY COMPANY, Union City , Senior Purchasing Agent, Sales , Union City, California

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