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Purchasing Agent
Ref No.: 17-01494
Location: Plano, Texas
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 05/01/2017
Pay Rate : $ 70,000.00 - 80,000.00 /Year
Paladin Consulting is currently hiring a Purchasing Agent to join our team working onsite at our client's office located in Plano, TX.

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Job Title: Purchasing Agent
Work Location: Plano, TX
Duration: Direct Hire

Job Description & Responsibilities:
  • Assists in identifying, assessing, negotiating, awarding and managing suppliers and procurement agreements. Assesses suppliers on a global landscape to recommend best sourcing.
  • Provides cost estimates for purchasing requests in a timely manner of goods and services as it relates to the components or finished goods efficiently with accuracy and quality to meet manufacturing and product management requirements..
  • Communicates with suppliers, discussing quotes and price increases, negotiating rates, and evaluating service and quality.
  • Participates on cost reduction projects and conducts monthly cost reduction and value analysis. Reviews quotes and recommends sourcing decisions to assist with and ensure supplier selection aligns with cost reductions, quality improvements and delivery requirements.
  • Reviews purchase order acknowledgements and updates pricing and delivery dates in ERP system. Provides quantities required during parts shortages to ensure sourcing needs are addressed.
  • Conducts purchasing activities aligned with the supply chain philosophy and strategy, executing and supporting sourcing projects through selected and approved suppliers.
  • Recognizes, understands and addresses sourcing problems in a proactive manner. Meets with suppliers to understand and resolve issues in a timely manner, reducing impact on operations and sourcing needs.
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with supplier input requirements (3D models, Artworks, Assembly drawings. Etc.) for the applicable commodity.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic procurement law and ensure that organizational procurement policies and procedures are followed.
  • Working knowledge of industry standards and requirements.
The successful candidate must have the following skills:
  • Must be able to handle fast paced environment and manage multiple projects and suppliers simultaneously without affecting work quality or attention to detail.
  • Proficient computer skills required, including prior work experience with ERP systems.
  • The ability to deal professionally in all situations (vendor, customer, team, department, and company) with a positive, helpful attitude
  • Strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication (this includes the ability to interpret information, identify and restate needs, present solutions, and provide information pro-actively)

The successful candidate must have the following education and related experience:
  • A minimum of 5 years purchasing experience with PWA/PCBA and suppliers.
  • Must be able to put together a quote package for PWA/PCBA to include but not be limited to assembly drawings, BOMs, gerbers, schematics, test files.
  • Working experience with various IPC and J-STD standards.
  • Working experience with component obsolescence and counterfeit programs.
  • Working experience with injection molded plastics parts and suppliers.
  • Strong hands-on work experience is highly desirable. A Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

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