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Top 50 Senior Purchasing Agent Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Senior Purchasing Agent. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Senior Purchasing Agent resumes they appeared on. For example, 26.8% of Senior Purchasing Agent resumes contained Supplier Relationships as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Senior Purchasing Agent actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

These Are The Most Important Skills For A Senior Purchasing Agent

1. Supplier Relationships
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Here's how Supplier Relationships is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Maintain strong supplier relationships improving associations while monitoring supplier performance relative to delivery, quality, cost and technology.
  • Cultivated and managed supplier relationships and leveraged Corporate Agreements whenever possible to achieve the best pricing and delivery.
  • Established safety stocks, managed supplier relationships and conducted quarterly business reviews with key suppliers.
  • Maintained high standards for supplier performance and effective supplier relationships for mutually beneficial results.
  • Managed supplier relationships to ensure compliance with operational needs.
  • Developed customer and supplier relationships to meet delivery schedules.
  • Maintained and improved supplier relationships.
  • Manage supplier performance metrics, improvement plans, and supplier scorecards in support of supplier relationships.
  • Interact and establish supplier relationships and manages supplier's performance to achieve program and customer requirements.
  • Maintain supplier relationships while monitoring supplier metrics, such as on-time delivery and quality.
  • Developed and maintained supplier relationships with approximately 170 suppliers with 18 million in spend.
  • Accomplished in supplier relationships, media supplier sourcing, and negotiation strategies.
  • Source vendors to secure best possible pricing and manage vendor/supplier relationships.
  • Identify sources for new projects and for long term supplier relationships.
  • Maintained supplier relationships with over 15 packaging and ingredient suppliers.
  • Develop and guide supplier relationships on the world market.
  • Assist in all aspects of managing supplier relationships.
  • Build and maintain the supplier relationships.
  • Managed 50+ supplier relationships in FDA regulated environment Worked with facilities management to completely renovate cafeteria and vending area
  • Negotiated, developed and implemented cost savings and sourcing strategies for all for all Facilities categories and supplier relationships.

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2. Purchase Orders
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Here's how Purchase Orders is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Ensured approval of requisitions with the relevant supporting documentation before issuing purchase orders.
  • Negotiated blanket purchase orders to reduce cost and increase availability or equipment.
  • Processed requisitions and purchase orders for approval by Manager.
  • Issued purchase orders and amendments following direct negotiations.
  • Submitted contracts, proposals, purchase orders, request for quotes, bid requests, return authorizations and credit memos daily.
  • Work with Accounts Payable on any discrepancies between vendor invoices and our purchase orders and coding of various invoices and credits.
  • Processed over 10,000 purchase orders during DCRC's recommissioning for all materials, services, chemicals, equipment and supplies.
  • Performed AR, AP, & Payroll processing, handled purchase orders, bank deposits & inventory.
  • Received quotes, negotiated material prices with suppliers and issued purchase orders to the successful suppliers.
  • Create, monitor and administer Purchase Orders, Consulting Agreements and Master Service Agreements in SAP.
  • Insured products are received, processed and inventoried in accordance with purchase orders and contracts.
  • Aided in Accounts Payable resolutions, reconciliation of receipts to purchase orders and A/P.
  • Performed compliance checks on purchase orders before sending out to the vendors.
  • Process purchase orders of a higher dollar threshold and complexity.
  • Placed over $74M in purchase orders in FY2011.
  • Prepared purchase orders and bid requests.
  • Generate purchase orders and invoices.
  • Resolved invoice and purchase order discrepancies Administered contracts and purchase orders from award to completion for conformance to terms.
  • Maintain and update IAP's work instructions via the web portal Prepares purchase orders or bid requests.
  • Processed purchase orders, negotiated pricing with vendors, created reports to track inventory.

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3. Cost Savings
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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Discovered $250K in annual piece-cost savings through detailed material cost breakdown analysis and engineering work order change piece-price negotiations.
  • Focused efforts on management of inventory, cycle time reduction, improved material inventory turns and cost savings.
  • Negotiated material and equipment cost savings of at least 6% on behalf of the customers.
  • Saw a 10% cost savings on each purchase by negotiating prepaid freight with vendors.
  • Coordinated and assisted with special projects related to finding cost savings for the hospital.
  • Find the most cost effective products available, setup cost savings programs when available.
  • Negotiated more than $350,000 in total cost savings for major ExxonMobil Project.
  • Group generated $11M in material cost savings for agreement parts in 2009.
  • Achieved a cost savings of over $5 million dollars FY 2010.
  • Researched and made analysis for any cost savings opportunities and any projects.
  • Identified cost savings that exceeded $12 million per corporate wide.
  • Negotiated an average of $600K in annual cost savings.
  • Negotiated cost savings for the company worth $1.5 MM.
  • Led negotiations with suppliers to reach aggressive cost savings targets.
  • Worked on many cost savings analysis on many projects.
  • Delivered annual cost savings against targets.
  • Generated over $3,000,000 in cost savings from sourcing events (2008, 2009).
  • Average $30,000 cost savings per year on low dollar inventory machine parts.
  • Implemented effective purchasing practices to maintain efficient work flow and cost savings.
  • Implemented "second sourcing" process to ensure accurate inventory and realized a 50%-200% cost savings.

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4. Procurement Process
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Here's how Procurement Process is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve procurement processes through Lean initiatives, reducing turnaround and delivery times and providing quality customer service.
  • Developed internal capital procurement process to maintain, track and control all capital expenditures.
  • Perform procurement outreach activities communicating Chicago Housing Authority's procurement process.
  • Lean manufacturing concepts implementation for procurement process - Six Sigma project
  • Supervised and trained college interns on procurement process.
  • Redesigned and streamlined the procurement process.
  • Negotiated fleet leasing and services agreements and managed the program for over 500 vehicles Procurement Process Development and Supplier Management.
  • Manage life-cycle procurement process through negotiations, awards, deliveries, shipping, warranties, and technical modifications.
  • Inspect incoming and outgoing materials and services going through the procurement process which includes physical receiving of goods.
  • Managed the procurement process from SOW to re-allocating funding, keeping all parties informed of recent transactions.
  • Lead the procurement process within a cross-functional framework, including real estate, legal, and claims.
  • Served as a source of expertise and provided recommendations for all contract activities and procurement processes.
  • Managed the entire procurement process for various chemical and gas processing projects for local clients.
  • Managed the procurement process of materials, services, and products through SAP systems.
  • Develop and support the navigation of the procurement process and participate in sourcing events.
  • Participated in Lean Six Sigma process to streamline procurement process for ICITAP contract.
  • Assigned the task of supplier development and risk management for the procurement process.
  • Managed procurement process for one of the largest engineering design firms worldwide.
  • Interviewed and trained new hires and existing staff on procurement processes.
  • Established and maintained the procurement process and procedures.

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5. RFP
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Here's how RFP is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Project included vendor prospecting, RFP development and issuance, price negotiation, contract negotiation and operational implementation.
  • Prepared complete electronic RFQ/RFP procurement packages for capital process equipment, construction contracts, and service acquisitions.
  • Project included RFP development and licensing negotiation.
  • Develop quotations to customers, RFQ, RFP; Subcontracts administration of subcontracts, negotiations performs work according to FAR.
  • Analyzed RFP's for procurement input, and obtain competitive quotations for proposals in support of the RFP Requirements.
  • Conduct, review and solicit proposals for conformance with the Request for Proposal (RFP) specifications.
  • Led over 50 RFP's for various categories in facilities maintenance, general supplies and human resources.
  • Negotiate contracts, bids, & RFP for diverse types of equipment, software, services.
  • Maintained and oversaw RFP-RFB activities including but not limited to negotiation of terms and conditions.
  • Performed Total Cost of Ownership analysis through competitive bid processes (RFP & RFQ).
  • Key Player in the Development, RFP & Launch of all Packaging programs.
  • Review and analyze quotations to customers, RFQ, RFP and Subcontracts negotiations.
  • Lead two RFP creation and evaluation committees within 6 months of being hired.
  • Develop financial models to adequately compare vendor pricing and RFP data.
  • Supported the Procurement Manager with RFP's with the suppliers.
  • Worked with suppliers for RFP's.
  • Manage, coordinate and lead RFP project from initial receipt through RFP delivery as outlined in the RFP Workflow Process.
  • Assess the qualifications and capabilities of contractors through RFPs or other processes for $1.5M to $5M contracts.
  • Created RFBs and RFPs to procure a variety of commodities and services.
  • Prepared RFPs (Request for Price) via Ariba Spend Software.

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6. Raw Materials
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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Secured raw materials in support of manufacturing requirements, negotiated contracts and ordered all operational and maintenance equipment.
  • Managed a variety of electronic components and raw materials.
  • Procured and ensured on-time delivery of critical raw materials to seal contract with Wal-Mart for new line of vitamin B supplements.
  • Lead strategic sourcing of raw materials such as, sweeteners, flavors, cheeses, dressings, croutons and almonds.
  • Track raw material costs and analyze patterns and historical data to ensure buying raw materials at the best economical times.
  • Investigate and resolve material variances, perform inventory counts, reconcile and make visual checks of on-hand raw materials.
  • Source & negotiate contracts for all raw materials/ chemicals, domestic and international (30 Million annual buy).
  • Bid and negotiated corporate contracts for high volume raw materials, Resulting in savings of $1.5 mm/yr.
  • Ensured an optimal and ready supply of raw materials, castings, and machine / fabricated components.
  • Lean manufacturing implementation team, reduced on hand raw materials inventory from 16 to 2.8 million.
  • Maintain a competitive supplier environment through evaluation of vendors, raw materials and new technologies.
  • Prepare annual budgets for raw materials in excess of $5.0mm.
  • Performed planning and purchasing functions for raw materials for production use.
  • Purchased raw materials to include HR/CD steel tubing for drilling guns.
  • Procure raw materials, pharmaceutical actives and supplies and services.
  • Conducted individual research on price increase of raw materials.
  • Developed and monitors standard costs for raw materials.
  • Involved in pool buying of raw materials.
  • Request quotes from suppliers for raw materials, bulks, caps, bottles, labels, IFCs, packaging and shipping.
  • Managed the transfer of manufacturing equiptment, API's and raw materials to Pfizer and vendor sites.

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7. Inventory Control
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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Utilized inventory control methods, performed end-of-month closings, established departmental budget, and significantly increased purchasing standards and company-wide efficiency.
  • Interacted with program office managers and inventory control points in the acquisition and configuration management of shipboard weapon systems.
  • Assured inventory availability by scheduling counts; counting stock; reconciling discrepancies with inventory control software.
  • Purchased and controlled inventory levels for each operating company and managed inventory control.
  • Evaluated and developed improved purchasing procedures for loss-prevention and inventory control.
  • Supervised facilities, shipping/receiving and inventory control functions.
  • Maintain adequate and accurate inventory control records.
  • Inventory control, auditing, accounting reconciliation.
  • Committed to partnering with each department, identifying savings opportunities for supply orders, inventory control and shipping.
  • Managed six different product lines, including inventory control and monitoring stock percentage of all priority items.
  • Design and present training programs including various aspects of purchasing, inventory control and office skill enhancement.
  • Decreased inventory errors by 45% by utilizing cycle counts, analyzing data and inventory control.
  • Total management of Corporate Printed Matter & Furniture Program, from sourcing to inventory control.
  • Establish, maintain, and update reorder parameters for accurate inventory control.
  • Implemented inventory control system for 5 warehouses in McCamey area.
  • Reviewed all ERP transactions related to inventory control.
  • Managed Buyer, Inventory Control, and Logistics.
  • Piloted, implemented and utilized Printlynx (Print Sourcing) and CrunchTime (Restaurant Supply Chain - Inventory Control) tools
  • Maintained the computerized inventory control process on stock items through the use of the Meditech Materials Management System.
  • Applied advanced applications of Lean Manufacturing (Kanban) and Syteline manufacturing for successful inventory control- meeting and exceeding corporate expectations.

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8. RFQ
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Here's how RFQ is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Managed subcontracts activity including RFQ analysis, major negotiations and construction of complex subcontracting orders and milestones.
  • Established IT purchasing policies & procedures including documented RFQ/bid process for company intranet/use.
  • Lead team of EPC Procurement Associates in strategic equipment purchases through dispersal of RFQ's, and RFP's.
  • Secure quotations from suppliers (Issue RFQ's) and award business in support of commodity manager's guidelines.
  • Packaged full doc RFQ s Created cost savings programs by re-quoting top MRP used material to local suppliers.
  • Review and ensure completeness, authorization and accuracy of requisitions, RFQ's, and purchase orders.
  • Conduct RFI, RFP, and RFQ for new software vendors when looking for solution based applications.
  • Created and analyzed documented comparative costs submitted by suppliers in the RFQ process.
  • Experience in NEGOTIATING contracts, have solid understanding of RFQ/bidding process for MATERIALS.
  • Develop and execute request for quotes (RFQ) that require bidding.
  • Prepare issue and evaluate RFI's/RFQ's/RFP's to support global corporate operations.
  • Manage all aspects of RFQ and the competitive bidding process.
  • Send RFQ for competitive pricing and delivery.
  • Managed the issuance of most the RFQ s, RFP s, & Purchase Orders dispersal for the project as directed.
  • Prepare and issue Requests for Quotes (RFQ), Request for Information (RFI) and issue purchase orders.
  • Managed request for quotes (RFQs), reducing costs by analyzing results and awarding contracts accordingly.
  • Project specific RFQ and purchasing using Oracle iProcurement and Oracle Purchasing.
  • Conducted RFQs for hardware, software and non-IT purchases.
  • Prepare RFQs, compare bid specifications.
  • Prepared bid pkgs; issue RFQ's RFP's.

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9. Logistics
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Here's how Logistics is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Selected to participate on supply chain logistics panel for standardization and business cases/strategic sourcing regarding the SAC.
  • Developed procedures for process: finance resolution, logistics and customs problem resolution and accounting guideline adherence.
  • Collaborate with Regional Logistics Managers and TMS Operations Team members to identify cost reduction opportunities.
  • Developed and implemented programs to consolidate vendors to decrease costs and improve logistics.
  • Collaborated with logistics department to ensure timely deliveries to the vessels.
  • Monitored order placement by agent/factory/country and finished product's Logistics.
  • Develop relationships with vendors to establish efficient logistics operations requirements.
  • Developed and currently supervise a new logistics position.
  • Key auditor in assessing logistics service providers.
  • Purchased materials and managed logistics.
  • Manage $20M freight expenditures for third-party logistics; assess lane costs, rebates, volume, capacity, and carriers.
  • Introduced a comprehensive purchasing, provisioning and logistics program; monitoring commodity and market conditions for the company's fleet.
  • Managed the on-time delivery and logistics of hundreds of components from various suppliers spanning multiple fiscal years.
  • Updated and maintained the supplier and logistics database of Cans and Valves Portfolio.
  • Work closely with the Logistics team in monitoring delivery of materials.
  • Manage all inventory, forecasting and logistics.
  • Managed procurement and logistics of multiple commodities for Odebrecht international construction projects in Central and South America as well as Africa.
  • Supervised expediting and logistics activity related to POs issued for material and equipment in support of the project.
  • Researched funding documents and delivery orders in Customs Logistics Automated System (CLAS.
  • manage logistics, routing and customs challenges.

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10. Customer Service
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Here's how Customer Service is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Maintained professional demeanor, language and customer service protocol during all telephone and written communication with suppliers and colleagues.
  • Developed and implemented short- and long-term procurement strategies focused on reducing costs and providing exceptional customer service.
  • Provided customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Apply continuous improvement techniques and methods to internal processes and systems to increase efficiency and customer service and to reduce costs.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the purchasing, planning department and customer service team to provide timely responses to customer needs.
  • Demonstrated exceptional customer service with a sense of urgency, prioritized work flow based on deadlines and severity of the issue.
  • Acted as liaison between Marketing, Product Management, and Quality Management Departments to ensure continuous flow and customer service delivery.
  • Leverage key customer service, organizational and planning skills to accurately prepare purchase orders from bids and from telephone quotations.
  • Included EOL & FRU inventory / forecasting and planning, RMA processing, customer service, revenue generation.
  • Facilitated and managed any supplier issues to include cost, quality, delivery, customer service.
  • Procured IT products for the Oil and Gas industry Provided quotes customer service PO's.
  • Promoted the integrity of the Coca-Cola Brand through dynamic customer service and excellent work ethic.
  • Started in Customer Service, taking calls and scheduling Service Techs for on site repairs.
  • Provided excellent customer service, handled inquiries, complaints, and resolved customer issues.
  • Inventory raw and finished materials; scheduling, material handler, customer service.
  • Oversee customer service staff and customer service issue resolution.
  • Provide customer service and support to in-house clients.
  • Provided note to reviewer for OMBs proposed executive order entitled Streamlining Service Delivery and Improving Customer Service.
  • Developed and implemented Zygo's initial use of off-shore vendors, allowing a decrease in costs, while improving customer service.
  • Shaped strong business relationships with vendors and improved contract negotiations and bid methods Provided top notch customer service to employees

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11. Process Improvement
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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Participate in initiatives and process improvements representing procurement
  • Facilitated the Force Flow and Fielding Requirements Board initiative process improvement to provide current status for materiel and non-materiel equipment.
  • Investigated errors and provided process improvements to purchase orders to ensure accurate processing and timely payments.
  • Process Improvement: Driving initiatives to improve processes using automation where applicable.
  • Improved procure to pay processes by proactively identifying process improvement opportunities.
  • Led and facilitated procurement and materials management process improvement teams.
  • Participate in process improvement on contract procedures and practices.
  • Reduced inventory obsolescence and waste through process improvement.
  • Assist with all process improvements for Procurement organization.
  • Reduced office supply spending throughout the hospital by $350,000 per year using process improvements and a buyback program.
  • Negotiate pricing, price reductions, supply agreements, lead time reductions and process improvements with suppliers.
  • Raised customer satisfaction by training customers in use of purchasing techniques, process improvements, and compliance.
  • Drive continuous process improvements; strong focus on data quality, spend analysis, and customer support.
  • Contributed one process improvement idea for reducing the price changes on the PO.
  • Approve test results and provide final documentation for process improvements and system changes.
  • Evaluated, streamlined, and recommended best practice enhancements for process improvements.
  • Process improvements for sourcing strategies with new and existing suppliers.
  • Integrated the diversity program with the continuous process improvement program.
  • Collaborated with the department manager in on-going projects to increase efficiency and cut costs through innovative process improvement initiatives.
  • Selected for a UAT testing team for SAP enhancements Drove and participated in global process improvement projects.

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12. MRP
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Here's how MRP is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Purchased inventory items per MRP (Material Requirement Planning) and individual requirements per the specifications of Engineering or Operations Departments.
  • Guaranteed optimal value, assured quality, and efficiency by vendor selection MRP, regular supplier evaluations, and price negotiations.
  • Established firm fixed pricing on assemblies, kits, and most MRP parts for two to three years.
  • Execute SAP MRP, review requisitions and release Purchase Orders in SAP to meet requirements.
  • Negotiate liability material claims pertaining to blanket purchase commitments in conjunction with two-way MRP system.
  • Moved to Purchasing Department - ordered materials needed for each clients BOM from MRP.
  • Maintained proper inventory mix by basing levels on forecasts per MRP Reports.
  • Process MRP exception messages to align open Purchase Orders with requirements.
  • Reviewed MRP's on a daily base and analyzed Eco's.
  • Support employees and management with web-based MRP system training when needed.
  • Coordinated requirements with forging buyers in order to meet MRP requirements.
  • Review MRP and expedite purchase orders to meet delivery requirements.
  • Managed ~$4M in inventory utilizing MRP principles.
  • Lead the implementation of a new MRP system.
  • Manage buyer workbench, MRP to customer forecast, contracts, ECO's and approve PO's.
  • Developed and designed facilities layout of machinery and manufacturing processes including MRP, JIT Inventory Systems, and Critical Path Movement.
  • Worked with vendors to establish proper lead times and cost for MRP (Mapics) system.
  • Executed all aspects of MRP actions: Placing new purchase orders, expediting/de-expediting orders.
  • Plannned orders, expedited, placed orders using SAP MRP software.
  • Utilize both MRP and Kanban systems.

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13. MRO
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Here's how MRO is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Managed e-procurement systems for purchasing MRO.
  • Worked with engineering, production control, quality control, maintenance department, MRO department and production line supervisors.
  • Sourced and procured materials to fill customers' orders, purchased MRO supplies and services for plant maintenance.
  • Controlled annual $50M spend, purchasing automotive, electrical, oilfield tools, hydraulic and MRO supplies.
  • Planned inventory based on the maintenance schedule for a MRO and set reorder levels for over 4,000 items.
  • Achieved annualized cost savings of over $100K for both direct components & MRO-indirect facility related services.
  • Directed placement and sourcing of over $50 million in Capital expenditures along with MRO supplies.
  • Monitored MRO and location of company vehicles, and machinery and submit any required requests accordingly.
  • Maintain and monitor MRO purchases and ensure on time deliveries for products and materials.
  • Executed MRO agreements to minimize order-processing time reducing cost by 18%.
  • Coordinated implementation of on-line ordering process for MRO materials and supplies.
  • Performed assisted buying for both white collar and MRO commodities.
  • Reviewed and acted upon requisitions to support MRO products.
  • Procure MRO materials to site within strict deadlines.
  • Purchased MRO and production supplies to support manufacturing.
  • Purchased machined and MRO stock items.
  • Supervised the MRO Purchasing Agent.
  • Lead MRO buyer and trainer.
  • Manage purchasing for maintenance, repair& operations (MRO) commodities and capital budgets.
  • Develop, implement and maintain MRO Kanbans throughout the facility.

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14. ERP
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Here's how ERP is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Provided leadership for the Enterprise Specialty Metals * and Supply Chain Sustainability teams providing industry-wide solutions and meeting strategic goals.
  • Planned, executed and finalized purchasing and procurement strategies for metal fabrication and electrical component spend enterprise wide.
  • Interpret electrical controls drawing packages to provide project labor and material quotations.
  • Managed enterprise-wide purchasing card program, overseeing implementation and testing.
  • Managed all global licensing and daily customer service/issues for Oracle and IBM enterprise agreements for an employee base of over 400,000.
  • Worked on an Oracle Financial and Repetitive Manufacturing project as a Senior ERP Specialist consultant and Procure to Pay Lead.
  • Author and implement enterprise wide Capital Purchasing Process to define sourcing strategy to manage $100 million indirect spend.
  • Created training videos and tools for the company s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to train employee.
  • Interpreted FAR/DFAR regulations for maintain CPSR compliance standards Provided training, leadership and guidance to junior procurement specialists.
  • Traveled as necessary (+25%) in support of assigned generating sites across the enterprise.
  • Coordinated with contractor counterparts, legal, technical, and finance teammates, and management.
  • Established a global sourcing network to procure pharmaceutical products and solutions for the enterprise.
  • Key member in installing the Oracle Enterprise Resource Planning System and Six Sigma programs.
  • Set up a strategic sourcing program and trained European counterpart.
  • Position reported to the SVP Head of Procurement/Enterprise Performance.
  • Maintained a controllable log and beverage perpetual.
  • Tracked key metrics in Enterprise Procurement department.
  • Evaluated enterprise systems and products.
  • Prepared and delivered PowerPoint presentations concerning key learnings and recommendations.
  • Reviewed and interpreted Federal Acquisition Circulars (FACs) to determine FAR Cases and changes that impact VA community.

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15. Project Management
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Here's how Project Management is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Project Management lead for consolidating requirements from different business units and stakeholders to leverage spend for favorable pricing and services.
  • Coordinate efforts of project management, engineering and production departments in a prototype environment.
  • Project management, including change management and execution timely and effectively.
  • Control Project Change Management for record and distribution to project management.
  • Provided critical input for project management, contingency planning, and budgeting
  • Developed and facilitated training for internal project management groups and sales.
  • Developed competency in program and project management tools and techniques.
  • Prepared weekly procurement activity reports for project management.
  • Full subcontract/project management from development through production.
  • Assist Project Management in purchasing of goods while delivering cost effective, timely and value added functionality within our department.
  • Utilized project management skills to work independently and in teams to delivery optimum results for high level projects.
  • Tasked with applying project management techniques to operational deliveries in an effort to reduce variances and increase value.
  • Lead cross functional Project management teams in the strategic sourcing of consumables / services.
  • Project Management: Managed several projects, including DR/BCP annual department update project.
  • Project Management utilizing PMBOK, SDLC, RUP methodologies.
  • Engage project management teams to facilitate a smooth rollout of solutions implementations for larger customers.
  • Award orders for Capex projects, ensuring best price and project management to fulfill the needs of the stakeholders involved.
  • Project Management responsibilities for the firm for all office relocations, opening and shutdown of facilities.
  • Project management: end to end Ariba software testing and implementation.
  • Supplied software training for end-users Tracked and manage category performance relative to targets Provided day-to-day project management of all category activities.

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16. Capital Equipment
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Here's how Capital Equipment is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Provide leadership on RNII organization on purchasing of inventory goods, capital equipment operating supplies and services align with organization goals.
  • Reduced cost and lead times for purchased capital equipment through development of Key Supplier Agreements using standardized design and specifications.
  • Collaborated with Nursing, Laboratory, and various ancillary departments to secure supplies and capital equipment.
  • Managed procurement for castings, mechanical parts, fabrications and capital equipment.
  • Purchased capital equipment and surgical supplies for surgery department.
  • Developed pivot table of worldwide manufacturing capital equipment fleet.
  • Monitored procurement of all Capital Equipment
  • Negotiated all capital equipment spend.
  • Maintained inventory levels at designated markers to include all items from software, Bulk commodities, consumables and Capital equipment purchases.
  • Source Professional services, MRO & Tooling and Capital Equipment & Facilities commodities applying lean purchasing & value stream mapping processes.
  • Recruited by former colleague to lead procurement of $10 million in capital equipment and materials for projects annually.
  • Contract management: negotiations, development, writing, reporting for all Capital equipment and service spending.
  • Help plan capital equipment budget, negotiate pricing and manage CapEx projects to spec and budget.
  • Sourced and procured Capital Equipment, cable, raw components, and packaging material.
  • Background in commodities, MRO, electronic and mechanical components and capital equipment.
  • Procured large dollar capital equipment for existing and start-up plants.
  • Completed analysis and influenced a peer group to reverse a technology roadmap decision saving $70M in capital equipment.
  • Project Team Lead for new build and rig re-activations requiring International sourcing for operational needs and capital equipment.
  • Managed more than $14million dollars of production requirements Managed bids for all capital equipment for cable division.
  • Coordinated the purchase and delivery of capital equipment worth $4.7 million to establish an imaging centre.

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17. Contract Negotiations
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  • Initiated contract negotiations including payment terms, expectations, and responsibilities with suppliers.
  • Conducted contract negotiations for goods and services consumed internally.
  • Complete contract negotiations and legal requirements.
  • Included in these activities were contract negotiations, Polaris system establishment, supplier audits and development into a production capable supplier.
  • Manage purchasing CAPEX and OPEX services and equipment, sub-contract negotiations, supplier performance via scorecards, and supply chain reporting.
  • Specialize in high risk, tight deadline contract negotiations (volume over $10M) across suppliers and regions.
  • Performed vendor selection, and contract negotiations, and created and maintained master project schedules utilizing Microsoft Project.
  • Analyzed and negotiated all contracts for services and contractors; interacted with the legal department during contract negotiations.
  • Managed global supply chain sourcing, contract negotiations, facilitated on-line reverse auctions and scheduled sharing tools.
  • Sole responsibility for pricing, request for quotations and contract negotiations, increased services and quality.
  • Contract person for the recently completed NYC Mercedes-Benz Showroom Project- savings achieved through various contract negotiations.
  • Achieved $3M in savings following in-depth Make Buy analysis and packaging contract negotiations.
  • Supported the management team in contract negotiations including creation of Statement of Work documents.
  • Led contract negotiations with suppliers for structural units and sub-assemblies.
  • Contract Negotiations for Hitachi companies under IT Shared Services unit.
  • Involved in all aspects of contract negotiations with suppliers.
  • Led contract negotiations for all company Service Agreements.
  • Contract Negotiations, involving New and Existing vendors.
  • Contract negotiations for indirect spending (i.e.
  • Developed a database of existing supplier contracts with terms and expiries, then created a three-year strategy for contract negotiations.

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18. ISO
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  • Functioned effectively as supervisor of purchasing agents and ensured meeting of organizational goals through efficient monitoring and mentoring of subordinates.
  • Evaluated vendors and obtained cost comparisons.
  • Managed the PR/PO Tracking Log Matrix and Monthly Cost Comparison of Processed PR's and PO's.
  • Served as the Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Committee Chairperson for the Department of General Services.
  • Performed cost analyses, including vendor cost comparison, acquisition and cash flow analyses.
  • Lead buyer for the purchasing department for government audits and for ISO compliant audits.
  • Served as procurement liaison in several key product launches in vascular and diabetes divisions.
  • Served as member of ISO 9002 implementation and internal audit team.
  • Assisted Quality Assurance relating to non-conformance of material per ISO standards.
  • Volunteered on the Internal Audit Team for ISO 9001 Compliance.
  • Act as liaison between company and subcontractors.
  • Prepared fiscal summary reports; made recommendations to supervisory staff concerning provision of additional funding or defunding of existing programs/contracts.
  • Company supports financial advisors and financial institutions.
  • Managed supply chain an R & D environment for Space & Navigational Equipment, SUMMIT GROUP/ELECTROLUX Edison, NJ
  • Serve as one of the primary finance liaisons to all of the company business owners and executive management.
  • Recommend purchases based on investigation of need, supply sources, price - comparison and related data.
  • Served as Acquisition Advisor and Staff Officer for major Air Force weapon systems contracts.
  • Considered trusted advisor to HCA; Coordinated sensitive personnel matters for workforce, including hiring, promotion, reassignments, etc.
  • Create Nortel CPC numbers for equipment and materials Prepare and maintain a current Benchmarking Report for Labor/Expenses cost for comparison and negotiation
  • Worked as liaison between Engr., Acctng, Sales, Qa and Stockroom .

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19. Inventory Management
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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Managed all aspects of purchasing including inventory management, warehousing, vendor relations, and quality control
  • Resolve conventional inventory management problems, questions, and situations in a supplier operation.
  • Provided inventory analysis in support of excess and obsolete inventory management for assigned commodities.
  • Produced Excel inventory management spreadsheet to track products and ensure timely deliveries.
  • Maintained inventory management and sourced these products both internationally and domestically.
  • Supported manufacturing and accounting departments with inventory management and adjustment.
  • Drive inventory management via Oracle Inventory Management module.
  • Worked with suppliers to resolve issues regarding inventory management, warranty, quality and upholstery ensuring positive results for all parties.
  • Work with Vice President of Sales to evaluate the productivity of the machine shop, inventory management and customer service issues.
  • Report directly to Vice President, Business Development for IT support strategies to enhance sales and inventory management.
  • Inventory Management including the entry of purchase orders to replenish stock items.
  • Support Inventory management to reduce cost and optimize cash flow.
  • Worked with forecasting and inventory management partners to maintain customer service levels at optimal expectations.
  • Experienced Inventory Management and Inventory Supervision Assist with Lawson Implementation and Training company-wide.
  • Investigated and expedited backorders, formulating contingency plans for inventory management and control, tracking of orders past & present.
  • Assist in inventory management in support of Intergraph Federal Naval contracts.

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20. Ariba
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Here's how Ariba is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Assisted the Director of Corporate Procurement by administering the Ariba Application.
  • Negotiated competitive awards for all orders exceeding $25k using online auctions via the Ariba Sourcing System (ESM).
  • Provide assistance to colleagues on site with Ariba to SRM SAP based system and reconciliation of invoices to purchase orders.
  • Functioned as SME on sourcing and contracting requirements of Supplier Connect project, implementing Ariba for reporting purposes.
  • Worked within a Global Procurement cross functional team to identify potential suppliers for migration from Ariba to SAP.
  • Project 4: Global roll out of Ariba On Premise solution for a Network Security Management company.
  • Designed synchronous interfaces process between Ariba and SAP for the master data and Org data.
  • Produced purchase orders with supplier payment terms and approved requisitions in Ariba system.
  • Worked closely with Project Managers to complete month end receipts in Ariba.
  • Created RFI, RFP and RFQ using Ariba Sourcing application.
  • Lead Ariba e-Procurement Implementation in Cordis San German.
  • Extract different reports from SRM, analyse and report out different pending metrics BI Reporting & Ariba Reporting.
  • Lead contact for testing functionality for the Ariba system for the rollout of Software/Hardware Procurement.
  • Designed and executed global RFPs using Ariba Sourcing module with TCO cost-focus methodology.
  • Assigned/maintained Ariba and SAP training ID's during Ariba V7 Plant Training.
  • Reconciled invoices via SAP, Elance, and Ariba.
  • Worked on an Oracle Financials - Ariba Purchasing and, Payables Interfaces.
  • Build RFX (RFI, RFP, RFQ ) events in Ariba eSourcing tool.
  • Assisted in the rollout of the SRM and Ariba toolsets of SAP.
  • Supported internal cost savings by negotiating "best pricing" with suppliers, and through monthly "SAP-Ariba" quoting events.

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21. Ensure Compliance
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  • Perform price reasonableness/analysis and file documentation to ensure compliance with Federal and Corporate regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Develop contact with appropriated suppliers to ensure compliance with newly developed specifications.
  • Monitored vendor performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations.
  • Monitored purchasing program My Florida Market Place (MFMP) to ensure compliance by local buyers with all procurement requirements.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations; drive resolution for disputes between client and supplier.
  • Partnered with legal to ensure compliance with policies, laws and regulations while ensuring risk management criteria was met.
  • Controlled the shipment of by-product sales to ensure compliance with sales agreements - approximately $600,000 since January 2011.
  • Analyzed contractor bid packages to ensure compliance to purchasing policy and partnered with project manager to determine contract award.
  • Track and monitor contract actions to ensure compliance with Board policy, administrative procedures, regulations, and statutes.
  • Conduct monthly meeting with subcontractor to ensure compliance with the terms and conditions as stated in the contract.
  • Participated in Site Safety Committees and analyze materials entering Refinery to ensure compliance to DOT, OSHA guidelines.
  • Review and analyze all accounts payable information generated by the agency to ensure compliance with contract limitations.
  • Collect, analyze, and present statistical data to ensure compliance with existing systems and policies.
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and determine need for changes.
  • Assist with the vendor evaluation performance process to ensure compliance with ISO quality control requirements.
  • Monitored vendors and independent contractors to ensure compliance with all labor laws.
  • Monitored expenses to ensure compliance with budget by performing monthly variance analyses.
  • Review insurance certificates and bonds to ensure compliance with contract requirements.
  • Maintain extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations to ensure compliance.
  • Assisted in the development of auditing procedures, practices and training to ensure compliance with IIA standards.

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22. Contract Management
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Here's how Contract Management is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Provide contract management and acquisition services for the Department of Economic Security.
  • Monitored and controlled vendor contract management.
  • Manage RFP Process, Supplier Negotiations, and Contract Management of up to 8 categories and over $70MM Annual Spend.
  • Provide procurement, negotiation and contract management services for the New England power plants and peaking facilities.
  • Assisted with implementing/development of the OFS Contract Management System (CMS) for contract administration purposes.
  • Authored a new policy on contract management planning (CMP) and provided training throughout DOE.
  • Maintain Procurement, Contract Management, and Supplier Diversity social media program as Media Solutions Chair.
  • Mentored six buyers and six buyer assistants on procurement/contract management and customer service skills.
  • Lead material planning, inventory control, contract management for cosmetic branded product projects.
  • Communicated findings to management per Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) guidelines.
  • Manage, operate, control and update USSOUTHCOM's Contract Management System.
  • Updated and managed Citigroup's Approved Supplier Program and Contract Management System.
  • Contract management Direct communication with Regional Manager, Country Manager and Managers of business lines.
  • Designed a user-friendly Contract Management Software for management contracts generating over $150k in savings..
  • Performed Contract management duties as the Contracting Officer, Technical Representative (COTR) and Quality Assurance Evaluator (QAE).
  • Lend contract management support to Engineering team for negotiations on SOW's, procurements, and ongoing contract execution.
  • Set up of Bid Sheets, Cost analysis, Bid Award, Contract Management & Value engineering.
  • Team Member for Vendor Diversity Program Procurement SME for SOX and Contract Management.

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23. Office Supplies
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Here's how Office Supplies is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Established relationships with vendors buying electronic components, electronic and mechanical assemblies, raw metals, and MRO and office supplies.
  • Used benchmarks to drive down contract cost for global office supplies, resulting in over $6M in savings.
  • Procured all equipment and office supplies, bank checks and forms, tools, cafeteria supplies, audio visuals.
  • Led international sourcing efforts and Procured raw materials for manufacturing, as well as all office supplies.
  • Purchased all necessary materials needed for the facility operation - janitorial supplies, office supplies, etc.
  • Inventory Management: Manage a supplier channel for office supplies, including reorder points and inventory controls.
  • Reduced monthly expenses 50% by implementing new procedures to procure office supplies and streamline waste.
  • Prepare materials requisitions for approval and coordinate/order office supplies essential to the needs of the department.
  • Purchased all capital equipment, marketing material, furniture, athletic apparel and office supplies.
  • Generated office supplies and printing cost savings of 28%-49% using alternate vendors.
  • Managed purchasing projects and ordered consumables, office supplies and organized the stockroom.
  • Assisted in the purchasing office supplies, stationery, and paper products.
  • Sourced and purchased miscellaneous plant and office supplies as required.
  • Procured office supplies, equipment, and services by purchasing requisitions and maintaining and organized records in the computer database.
  • Maintained effective stockless inventory control of office supplies and a Forms Management System for all types of forms.
  • Purchased janitorial, coffee and office supplies, furniture, equipments, plants and promotional items.
  • Key Responsibilities: Procurement of Office Supplies.

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24. Business Units
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Here's how Business Units is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Coordinated support with appropriate areas of the manufacturing business units to resolve in-house production problems and maintain consistent product output.
  • Collaborate extensively with business units to streamline process improvement initiatives and maintain on time, within budget project completion.
  • Launch strategic initiatives by forming and facilitating cross-functional teams to maximize buying leverage across all AlliedSignal Business Units.
  • Promote supplier development and continuous improvement initiatives; coordinate activities with business units to optimize negotiation leverage.
  • Provide professional guidance to all Aerospace Business Units to assure optimum supply chain management.
  • Developed and implemented new processes, increasing productivity for Business Units and Procurement team.
  • Worked extensively with Business Units and Finance on quarterly inventory provisioning reserve exercise.
  • Revamped market intelligence processes by coordinating the collaboration between cross-functional global business units.
  • Collaborate with business units to deliver improved procurement processes.
  • Analyzed, negotiated, purchased, monitored, and maintained inventory for very complex business units @$250M+ in sales.
  • Coordinated support with appropriate areas of the manufacturing business units to resolve client issues and maintain existing products and services
  • Market Data Inventory - Maintained a fully comprehensive market data inventory for all business units throughout E*TRADE globally.
  • Trained, mentored and provided technical support to internal business units, accounting and production teams as needed.
  • Purchased materials and services in accordance with company and FAR standards for all company business units.
  • Performed Centralized Corporate Strategic Sourcing, serving 23 separate business units in the Aerospace sector.
  • Negotiated pricing for 14 office locations, external clients, affiliated business units and subsidiaries.
  • Provided day-to-day production support to users in above mentioned areas for all business units.
  • Manage CapEx purchases for all U.S. sites business units.
  • Compiled requests for materials in business units; such as, Production Enhancement, Cement, Completion Tools, Wireline.
  • Worked on following projects implementation in Newpark: o iProcurement Implementation across various business units.

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25. Federal Acquisition Regulation
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  • Supported Government Technical Contracting Officer for TriCare Management Activity in reviewing and writing Procurement Policy as required by Federal Acquisition Regulation.
  • Work in compliance with Federal Acquisition Regulations and company Procedures.
  • Assured order execution and management according to Federal Acquisition Regulations.
  • Perform duties from simple acquisitions to complex awards as per the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
  • Utilized FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) for all purchase orders.

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26. R
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  • Reconciled information, conducted procurement research, maintained quote information and expedited deliveries necessary to execute purchase orders.
  • Participated in supplier and service recipient negotiations over price and availability of products and services.
  • Collaborated with portfolio team to identify potential product issues and brainstorm possible solutions.
  • Validated purchase requests submitted and ensured each complied with strict government contract requirements.
  • Communicated effectively with vendors and clients through successful resolution of payment issues.
  • Enhanced usefulness and maintained master purchase order database for Navy/Marine account.
  • Review system reports, add, adjust or order of items on the system to maintain proper inventory levels.
  • Establish the materials plan inspection, expediting, receiving, staging and issuing of turnaround or project materials.
  • Execute plan with Vendors to return unused materials and goods to a predefined location and then inventoried.
  • Analyzed spend data for each region to ensure purchase orders were consistent with updated procurement plans.
  • Created and maintained goods and service purchase orders in SAP for new and existing contracts.
  • Resolved account audits done by the company's OEM, IBM regarding billing disputes.
  • Evaluate quality and price of products to judge suitability of goods and alternatives offered.
  • Determine procurement actions to be taken based on process, policy and procedure.
  • Resolve accounting and receiving discrepancies; process credit or additional costs where appropriate.
  • Performed reporting analysis of contract value and purchasing spend for tendering purposes.
  • Coordinated with IT/Accounting to drive accuracy and completeness of EOS period close.
  • Analyze bids received, compare specifications and prices and review market trends.
  • Improved quality and assurance of supply with key vendors.
  • Created tools to begin startup of new contracts and met primary spend targets to help align contract renewal.

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27. Procurement Activities
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Here's how Procurement Activities is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Participate in four commodity teams, direct procurement plans, support daily material planning/procurement activities and insure problem resolution with suppliers.
  • Supervised procurement activities for in-house research/development projects, including hardware and electric component purchases.
  • Perform various procurement activities and provide technical support to all levels of Procurement Specialist.
  • Lead corporate buyer responsible for coordinating and monitoring Government and commercial procurement activities.
  • Transitioned Liberty Financial Group procurement activities to Fleet Financial Services corporate procurement group.
  • Interfaced with Sales and Production Management to plan and prioritize procurement activities.
  • Conducted commercial and safety related procurement activities for nuclear power station.
  • Developed financial models to monitor specific procurement activities and provide metrics.
  • Co-led all procurement activities for company's Southwest Regional Procurement Department.
  • Analyze performance of procurement activities against various procurement indicators and goals.
  • Complete contract bid documents and procurement activities.
  • Coordinated domestic and international procurement activities.
  • Managed procurement activities for Revlon's premium department store brand, Revlon core lipsticks, new fragrance launches and secondary packaging.
  • Progress Energy Supply Chain s Tax Authority (SME) for Regulated and Merchant Generation procurement activities.
  • Serve as the primary point-of-contact to the Project Manager for all procurement activities within the project.
  • Tracked & communicated metrics, compliance, freight and procurement activities to Commercialization, Lifecycle, Channels, and Conversion peers.
  • Worked with end users and management teams to develop Oracle Discoverer workbooks from Noetix to report procurement activities for their area.
  • Co-managed project procurement activities for a new $850M, 1,725-acre PVC facility in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

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28. Internal Customers
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  • Maintain a productive and positive relationship with external vendors and internal customers.
  • Contacted internal customers prior to delivery to confirm and coordinate delivery times.
  • Produced St. Louis specific communications to market services to internal customers.
  • Analyzed and evaluated bids and provided recommendations to internal customers.
  • Resolved logistics issues with vendors and internal customers, as well as, processed all RMA's requests.
  • Investigate and resolve complex supply chain logistical and accounting problems with suppliers and Siemens' internal customers.
  • Decreased after-the-fact purchase orders 50% in cross-functional teams by working with and training internal customers.
  • Work closely with vendors and internal customers to ensure timely and accurate delivery of orders.
  • Collaborate with legal and internal customers to reduce the company s expenses and limit liabilities.
  • Review purchase requests for supplies and services from internal customers for completeness of specification.
  • Resolve disputes between suppliers and internal customers regarding service, cost and delivery.
  • Manage the contract review process and all communications with suppliers and internal customers.
  • Established team's SLO's to be used globally for all internal customers.
  • Trained 90 procurement employees and 80 internal customers at two U.S. locations.
  • Procured professional/technical services and equipment while supporting of a variety of internal customers to achieve best overall value.
  • Provided reliability of service to internal customers and was the face of Pharmacia to service providers during the transition to Pfizer.
  • Clarified contract terms, conditions and intent for all contractual parties as well as internal customers..
  • Evaluate and negotiate the best price offers from suppliers according to our internal customers requirements.
  • Hold trainings for internal customers and partners on current processes and systems.
  • Provided trainings to internal customers and external suppliers on Ariba supplier enablement in accordance SBU scorecards.

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29. Payment Terms
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  • Investigated and administered reconciliation of invoices to effectively resolve discrepancies and issues to meet payment terms & conditions.
  • Negotiated payment terms and coordinated billing methods according to company policies.
  • Identified and audited cost and payable issues to ensure accurate review of purchasing cost records and payment terms.
  • Analyze global supplier spend, pricing, payment terms and make recommendations for overall cost improvement initiatives.
  • Maintained departmental records, monitors compliance policies, verify quality, delivery, and payment terms.
  • Negotiated costs, payment terms, freight charges, and delivery of goods purchased or returned.
  • Implemented long term contracts dealing with payment terms, capital exposure, exclusivity, etc.
  • Negotiated with vendor's longer payment terms, creating annual savings of $60K.
  • Negotiated payment terms with suppliers to reduce total cost of ownership and mitigate risks.
  • Negotiated payment terms and consignment contracts resulting in a 10% working capital reduction.
  • Sourced, selected and negotiated with suppliers, ensuring optimal prices and payment terms.
  • Negotiated payment terms with hundreds of suppliers/vendors from Net 7 to Net 60 days.
  • Negotiated 60 - 90 day payment terms with direct material suppliers.
  • Negotiate lead-time, payment terms, pricing, warranties, etc.
  • Assist in negotiations with freight, delivery, and payment terms.
  • Negotiated extensions of payment terms with 80% of suppliers.
  • Negotiate terms and conditions and payment terms.
  • Ensured best price, purchase conditions, payment terms, and delivery were in accordance with material requisitions.
  • Renegotiated payment terms with several key suppliers to meet our forecasted budget.

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30. Vendor Relations
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  • Led vendor selection process, maintained vendor relationships, contract negotiations and budget management.
  • Cultivate positive vendor relationships, key to maximizing efficiency throughout daily operations.
  • Research and identify potential new suppliers and maintain successful vendor relations.
  • Negotiated and administered fuel contracts; managed vendor relationships.
  • Managed office supply vendor relationship and online account.
  • Network and successfully manage key vendor relationships.
  • Managed vendor relationships and built effective partnerships.
  • Managed supplier and vendor relationships.
  • Managed internal client needs and vendor relations through procuring of goods/services for information technology, supply chain, sales and marketing.
  • Support sales by assisting with the process of providing costing information for new product development by utilizing vendor relations.
  • Implemented language in negotiations of subcontracts, and built, and maintained mutually effective long-standing vendor relations.
  • Supported 7 sales professionals and 12 Account Representatives with estimating, purchasing and vendor relationship services.
  • Manage 50 key vendor relationships, continuously negotiating pricing, terms and promotional programs.
  • Established new vendor relations through research of product lines and sources, and prices.
  • Monitored gross profits and managed vendor relationships to maintain margins and control costs.
  • Established new vendor relationships through trade shows, cold calling and referrals.
  • Manage vendor relationships, fostering loyalty, quality, and value.
  • Implemented vendor relations, files and follow up computer programs.
  • Key Responsibilities: Managed vendor relationships and supplier contracts.
  • Managed promotional products vendor relationship and online account.

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31. Service Contracts
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  • Established service contracts and blanket purchase orders allowing maintenance and production personnel greater flexibility to improve productivity and responsiveness.
  • Negotiate and implement dozens of national and international commodity and service contracts.
  • Manage individual and corporate service contracts in the areas of Security, Transportation, Physician fees, grants and IT-related contracts.
  • Negotiate pricing on high dollar items, service contracts, and consumables to consistently attain improved discount levels.
  • Achieved reduction of service contracts from 10 to 30% for garment and cleaning services.
  • Receive bids, evaluate, and award recurring and non-recurring goods and service contracts.
  • Tracked the flow of supplies and equipment and monitored service orders and service contracts.
  • Negotiated service contracts to lower annual service cost by $629K.
  • Negotiated Service contracts agreements to support the Oxygen Plant.
  • Negotiated and executed all service contracts for field construction.
  • Administered On-Site, Off-Site construction and service contracts.
  • Procured hardware and maintained service contracts for facilities.
  • Forecasted and purchased all non-merchandise commodities, including corrugated, bags, service contracts, office and maintenance supplies.
  • Provide acquisition support in the development of pre-award packets for equipment, construction, supplies and service contracts.

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32. RFI
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Here's how RFI is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Directed all aspects of contract administration (RFP, RFI, and RFQ) ensuring compliance with supplier requirements and specifications.
  • Established as the Halliburton RFID Champion to oversee the implementation and execution of this global program to be executed throughout Halliburton.
  • Create RFI / RFQ to gather information and identify qualified suppliers to insure vendor quotes meet the requirement.
  • Facilitated all phases of acquisition/SCM cycle to include RFI, RFP, vendor selection, and supplier negotiations.
  • Tracked RFI and RFP responses and managed communications with 100 suppliers.
  • Issue RFQ's, RFP's and RFI's in procurement for new and current business.
  • Created and managed RFP's, RFQ's, and RFI's.
  • Prepared effective proposals for both RFI and RFQ, coordinated pre-bid meetings, analyzed bids, recommended and awarded bids.
  • Issue Purchase Orders and RFI's Extensive direct telephone contact to assess order status and to assure on-time delivery.
  • Sourced hardware and store cart restraint systems as well as counterfiet detection tools.
  • Perform administration, Souring, procurement, and supplier managemen functions for the Warfighter FOCUS (WFF) Program.
  • Negotiate Master Service Agreements, SaaS Agreements, RFIs, RFPs.
  • Format design includes perfing; folding, application of remoist glue and scratch-off, die cutting and personalization.
  • Developed RFIs/RFPs/RFQs and negotiation strategies.
  • Finalized and issued the RFP, RFQ & RFI's Conducted the pre-bid and pre award meetings.

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33. Cost Analysis
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Here's how Cost Analysis is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Provided management for warehousing, transportation, documentation requirements, cost analysis, third-party logistics, and reverse logistics.
  • Evaluated solicitations and performs price and cost analysis to determine the reasonableness of cost elements against the written requirements.
  • Prepared cost analysis for high budgeted vendors for construction project to transform laboratories and improve functionality.
  • Provided price cost analysis/savings through re-negotiation of contract payment terms.
  • Acted as liaison with departments in high level meetings to provide sourcing expertise, cost analysis and negotiation skills.
  • Work with R&D on cost analysis of new products and new product launches.
  • Prepare documentation such as purchase orders, cost analysis, summary of awards, etc.
  • Coordinated all capital purchases with multiple vendors, acquiring quotes and analyzing cost analysis.
  • Prepare and execute request for proposals and conduct cost analysis to determine best value.
  • Performed purchased cost analysis; to obtain the highest value proposition for the company.
  • Cost Analysis: cost standard analysis, drawing evaluation, established cost reduction targets.
  • Participated in all negotiations in which there was a price/cost analysis report.
  • Included sole source justification, cost analysis, and financial notifications.
  • Conducted a strategic cost analysis on eight service contract spend pools.
  • Perform price and cost analysis.
  • Solicited vendor bids and provided written cost analysis for management review meetings and pre-determined due dates.
  • Managed Delivery Season projections - cost analysis, riding gear, logistical deliverability to Warehouse, inventory forecasting,.

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Here's how Contract Terms is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Reviewed contract types and federal subcontract terms and conditions, while maintained audit ready files and facilitated timely reconciliation and closeouts.
  • Practice confused vendors, created pricing differentials and inconsistent contract terms and conditions, and undermined vendor accountability and performance.
  • Execute and manage global contracts with suppliers, including negotiating contract terms and conditions, pricing, and favorable payment terms.
  • Maintained relationship with supplier and contractual price change throughout contract terms; updating, extending and modifying contracts as needed.
  • Perform price review for compliance with the contract terms and transmission of change orders to contractors for execution.
  • Managed Non-Compliance by identifying and resolving issues pertaining to supplier pricing, or breach of contract terms.
  • Negotiated price, delivery dates, contract terms, warranty terms and vendor managed inventory standards.
  • Conduct negotiations with contractors to establish contract terms, mitigate risk, and reduce cost.
  • Negotiate contract terms and conditions as needed and provide guidance to others as needed.
  • Served as lead negotiator to develop and finalize contract terms & conditions and pricing.
  • Estimated prices, credit or contract terms, warranties, and delivery dates.
  • Worked with central finance to ensure vendors payments are paid per contract terms.
  • Utilized contract terms to minimize risks while maximizing benefits.
  • Negotiated costs, delivery schedules and contract terms.
  • Negotiated contract terms and service agreements with suppliers.
  • Generated pricing models for source selection and contract terms among potential vendors.

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Here's how OEM is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Negotiated and implemented OEM agreements.
  • Managed projects and Contract development for OEM Software and Hardware Products; Interfaced with all major organizations at the Corporate level.
  • Expedited all parts as needed to support the business by working with OEM's in order to improve delivery.
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining supplier and OEM relationships to minimize supply risks, and material and service disruptions.
  • Compiled information from OEM catalogs and or other sources to keep informed on price trends.
  • Purchased production materials for OEM and developer of high tech fiber optic test equipment.
  • Produced gross profits of $300k by reselling excess materials from Japan OEM inventory.
  • Research OEM parts locating alternate suppliers, alternate part numbers and alternate part conditions.
  • Manage OEM account purchasing aircraft and military parts for customer requirements and their inventory.
  • Forecast OEM military parts for U.S. and international customers.
  • Administered legally binding agreements between VAR and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) relating to authorized distributors.
  • Developed process with SCM and Engineering to reverse engineer OEM parts, resulting in [ ] annualized cost savings.
  • Purchased routable and expendable parts from major OEM's, based on shop work orders.
  • Partnered with Sales to leverage procurement and revenue generating activities with OEMs.
  • Implemented changing from OEM to remanufactured toner cartridges enterprise wide.
  • Collect and provide soldierfeedback to OEMs to tailor equipment to end user.

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36. Sigma
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  • Implemented Six Sigma approach in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures.
  • Completed company training for ISO Auditor, ISO Lead Auditor, and for Six Sigma Green Belt.
  • Developed and implemented a six sigma project to reduce bulk packaging and labor costs by $50M.
  • Streamlined shipping documents using Six Sigma Methodologies which reduced response to customer inquiries by 50%.
  • Analyzed data using six sigma tools to make forecasts and strategic procurement decisions.
  • Identified as candidate for 6 Sigma training.
  • Directed global Six Sigma projects.
  • Obtained Six Sigma training and won companywide contest for use of techniques which improved process efficiency.
  • Acquired by DST).Participant in Six-Sigma for Work Flow Redundancy Identification and Elimination
  • Certified Six Sigma specialist Processed complex material and services acquisitions ranging between: [ ] to $1.5 million dollars
  • Obtained Textron Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in March, 2009.

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37. Vendor Performance
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Here's how Vendor Performance is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Lead and contribute toward business initiatives and projects like inventory optimization, vendor performance, and supply chain efficiency.
  • Instituted and deployed Statistical Quality Control modeling measurement programs to evaluate vendor performance and compliance reporting programs.
  • Obtained procurement authorizations; selected vendors, developed alternate supply sources, and evaluated vendor performance.
  • Developed supplier management guidelines that focus on quality and reliability of vendor performance.
  • Evaluated vendor performance and pricing and continually strive to identify expanding vendor markets.
  • Conducted vendor performance reviews to determine ideal business partnerships.
  • Monitored vendor performance and ensured contract compliance.
  • Develop standards, controls, procedures and vendor performance metrics that increased on time deliveries to supplier partners by 25%.
  • Review contracts during and prior to renewal or extension to identify potential revisions, pricing issues, or vendor performance.
  • Initiated and managed a vendor quality system to rate and track vendor performance.
  • Developed system to measure vendor performance in compliance with ISO requirements.
  • Analyze vendor performance, negotiate complex contracts and resolve complex disputes.
  • Created and implemented scorecards to track and measure vendor performance.
  • Created a database on vendor performance.
  • Evaluate vendor performance to ensure critical performance expectations are met Analyze and forecast for future remodels and new stores.
  • Monitor supplier/vendor performance through the administration of supplier/vendormeasurement program; make recommendation for additions to and deletions from vendordatabase as appropriate.
  • Negotiated and created over 100 vender contracts, maintaining 70 Addressed and resolved vendor performance gaps, risks and contractual obligations.

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38. New Vendors
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  • Introduced new vendors of innovative packaging materials, obtain costs, and prepared presentations to Brown-Forman Marketing Management.
  • Introduced new vendors and reduced costs of purchased goods through developing contractual relationships.
  • Filed all new vendors with the New Jersey Casino Control Commission in accordance with the Commission's strict policies.
  • Created Trade Partnering Consolidation agreements with incumbent and new vendors that realized savings of $1,000 a home.
  • Attended National Trade Shows to meet with current OEM's and potential new vendors.
  • Solicited new vendors and managed the bidding process to final selection.
  • Travel around the world to resource new vendors / new products.
  • Visited facilities to monitor start-up of new products at new vendors.
  • Lead on engaging new vendors prior to first time purchase.
  • Seek, interview, evaluate and on-board new Vendors/Subcontractors.
  • Identified potential new vendors for the Type II program.
  • Evaluated, selected new vendors/suppliers.
  • Attended multiple tradeshows to solicit new vendors.

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39. New Product Development
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  • Coordinate purchasing efforts with Customer Service, Design Engineering, Manufacturing, Materials Management, New Product Development and Quality Assurance.
  • Sourced active pharmaceutical ingredients and other chemicals worldwide in support of production and new product development.
  • Facilitate new product development as Engineering purchasing liaison.
  • Applied extensive knowledge of new product development and production line support and various parts manufacturing processes and parts supply chain/distribution networks.
  • Involved in new product development for both cable and cable assembly products that included preparing quote packages and selection of suppliers.
  • Award recognition for Outstanding Achievement on the New Product Development teams for surpassing product cost reduction efforts by 15%.
  • Worked with Engineering on a daily basis, problems and sourcing for all new product development.
  • Worked on new product development team, sourcing and pricing components for new products.
  • Lead cost reduction workshops and design-to-cost initiatives during the new product development process.
  • Sourced new suppliers to meet the new product development.

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40. Information Technology
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  • Administered TVA system-wide information technology and communications equipment and services contracts.
  • Lead the Information Technology/Telecommunications Strategic Sourcing Initiative.
  • Managed indirect Information technology category sourcing events.
  • Arrange for Procurement services for goods and general services (excluding information technology) for the agency's operational needs.
  • Purchased Information Technology (IT) hardware and software in support of State of California agencies for VAR.
  • Function as a Sourcing Manager supporting the Medical Services, Information Technology and National Facilities groups.
  • Specialize in strategic sourcing of Information Technology software, hardware, and services.

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41. Competitive Pricing
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  • Sustained competitive pricing by negotiating costs and discovering new sources.
  • Consolidated supplier base and leveraged volume to secure competitive pricing.
  • Negotiated cost-effective contracts with vendors to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Quoted New & Change Order designs establishing vendors, competitive pricing and finalized drawings meeting standard compliance.
  • Secure competitive pricing, quality merchandise and timely deliveries via solid partnerships with old and new vendors.
  • Maintain sufficient knowledge of product line and market prices to ensure competitive pricing at all times.
  • Contacted qualified vendors for competitive pricing and delivery data using Request for Quotes Forms.
  • Complete knowledge of competitive pricing, market research, single/sole source justification.
  • Created BID's to leverage competitive pricing across multiple suppliers/vendors partners.
  • Identify sources and supply - obtain competitive pricing for items.
  • Collect and analyze data to continually ensure competitive pricing.
  • Performed competitive pricing analysis on our top competitors to maintain a fair and profitable price to the end user.
  • Conducted MRQs and RFQs with a focus on utilizing equipment and manufacturer knowledge to negotiate the most competitive pricing possible.
  • Key Results: Built relationships with preferred vendors to ensure best availability, lead time, and competitive pricing.

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42. Market Research
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  • Solicited and evaluated bids and technical proposals and sought additional competition through utilization of market research and various technological platforms.
  • Conducted market research, negotiated and purchased electronic components for advanced technology needs.
  • Complete market research to benchmark industry competition.
  • Develop agreements and contracts to support Abbott business divisions including Market Research, Trade Group, Consulting, and direct Materials.
  • Perform market research, apply cost/price analysis techniques, and develop pre-negotiation strategies.

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44. Professional Services
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  • Provide Procurement services for all professional services necessary to perform staff-related functions.
  • Lead Procurement function in Strategic Contracts/Professional Services.

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45. JIT
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Here's how JIT is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Implemented strategic planning and project tracking to ensure JIT delivery of outside manufacturing.
  • Implemented stocking programs to support JIT delivery requirements for production support.
  • Developed JIT process for packaging components (end of line items) eliminating the expense for additional warehouse space.
  • Executed new procurement standards which resulted in substantial cost reductions of 40-42% by implementing JIT procurement principals.
  • Established warehousing, distribution and invoicing, with and for JIT programs via a comprehensive supply chain management.
  • Maintain LEAN manufacturing concepts and negotiate with vendors on blanket orders for JIT purchasing practices.
  • Installed Toyota system of manufacturing in machine shop (JIT) & cell manufacturing implementation.
  • Negotiated contracts with suppliers for manufacturing of OCR hardware device, utilizing JIT purchasing principles.
  • Managed global Sourcing & Procurement to support LEAN & JIT manufacturing commitments.
  • Negotiated blanket purchase orders in conjunction with KANBAN and JIT initiatives.
  • Establish SAP based JIT and Supplier Inventory Replenishment agreements for production.
  • Implemented Lean, JIT, and Consignment programs.
  • Set up blanket Purchase Orders for JIT delivery.
  • Coordinated production schedules for multiple vendors using JIT.
  • Worked with a JIT inventory system.
  • Combined planning and procurement functions to develop efficient procurement practices with JIT, team building, and partnershipping.
  • Resolve any pricing, unit of measure and backorder issues for JIT program.

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46. DOD
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Here's how DOD is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Coordinate IT/Telecommunications acquisition requirements and plans among DoD components.
  • Complied within ITAR, EAR and DoD regulations and quality procedures and guidelines, meeting 100%compliance requirements.
  • Interacted with leading US Government (particularly agencies like DoD, AEC and USAID) on outsourcing local services.
  • Provide technical acquisition support to the Department of Defense (DoD) U.S. Southern Command (USSOUTHCOM).
  • Participated in supplier development activity for new DOD and NASA programs requirements.
  • Identified prime contracts and subcontracts using DOD.
  • Supported contracts for AFRICAP, AECOM, DOE, DoD, & DoS.
  • Managed all microelectronics sourcing and procurements supporting over 12 DOD production programs.
  • Coordinated efforts with subcontractors for DoD contract recompete.
  • Advised DOD committees on spending analysis for administrative service support, including the Iraqi armed forces battalion contract.

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47. Delivery Dates
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Here's how Delivery Dates is used in Senior Purchasing Agent jobs:
  • Procure confirmations and delivery dates.
  • Monitored schedules and delivery dates.
  • Establish good working relationships with vendors through personal and telephone contact; discuss and resolve problems regarding delayed delivery dates.
  • Compare prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among potential suppliers.
  • Check prices and approve invoices on purchase orders; schedule delivery dates; follow up on delayed deliveries.
  • Use of concurrent engineering to mitigate risks and achieve engine delivery dates.
  • Work with suppliers on delivery dates & lead times.
  • Schedule packing materials delivery dates based on production needs.
  • Performed analysis on production scheduling requests to approved best delivery dates for materials.

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48. Delivery Schedules
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  • Realized cost avoidance of $355K by renegotiating milestone payment terms and staggering delivery schedules for hydrogen/natural gas fired boilers.
  • Conducted periodic analysis of vendor performance and delivery schedules, invoicing accuracy, and contract compliance.
  • Monitored equipment delivery schedules and followed up to ensure delivery schedules were met.
  • Processed purchase orders in Oracle; Tracked expected delivery dates of equipment and notified technical team of delivery schedules from suppliers.
  • Developed sources, requested pricing and delivery schedules, analyzed bids, contract development and implementation and awards.
  • Review proposals, negotiate prices, select or recommend suppliers to meet specific material requirements and delivery schedules.
  • Resolved problems regarding discrepant material, quality assurance, incorrect pricing, and supply and delivery schedules.
  • Resolved order related issues including delivery schedules, shipping methods, pricing discrepancies, and billing errors.
  • Work closely with production, supply chain and engineering to meet customer delivery schedules.

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49. Spare Parts
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  • Provided ongoing research for procurement of spare parts and alternative replacements required to support Depot operations.
  • Monitored inventory to keep a supply of material to keep production working and maintained spare parts inventory.
  • Developed a Spare Parts Program to reduce inventory, lead time and down time for Supply Chain.
  • Purchased technical spare parts and consumables for new build ships and strategic projects.
  • Supported Spare Parts with quoting and purchase order placement.
  • Managed daily purchasing requirements for spare parts.
  • Complete yearly audit of Chep Pallets and spare parts inventory.

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50. Vendor Selection
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  • Managed the vendor selection process including requirements gathering, task prioritization and execution management.
  • Ensured all facility contracts were current, challenged inactive contracts and rationalized vendor selection.
  • Facilitated vendor selection process that included a 33% decrease in inventory expenditures.
  • Review and analyze evaluation packages submitted by programs for vendor selection.
  • Participated in vendor selection, qualification and performance evaluations.
  • Analyze and evaluate quotes to determine vendor selection and maintains quotes for future reference.
  • Overhauled consumables vendor selection, saving in excess of $70,000 annually.
  • Major Contributions Efficiently performed sourcing activities including incentive item identification, vendor selection & management, price negotiation and contract development.
  • Develop process improvement and create catalogue for end-users to have vendor selection capability from e-procurement website.

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20 Most Common Skills For A Senior Purchasing Agent

Supplier Relationships

33.6%

Purchase Orders

14.9%

Cost Savings

9.9%

Procurement Process

4.2%

RFP

3.9%

Raw Materials

3.8%

Inventory Control

3.4%

RFQ

3.3%

Logistics

3.1%

Customer Service

2.8%

Process Improvement

2.7%

MRP

2.4%

MRO

2.2%

ERP

1.6%

Project Management

1.6%

Capital Equipment

1.5%

Contract Negotiations

1.3%

ISO

1.2%

Inventory Management

1.1%

Ariba

1.1%
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Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Senior Purchasing Agent

Rank Skill
1 Supplier Relationships 26.8%
2 Purchase Orders 11.9%
3 Cost Savings 7.9%
4 Procurement Process 3.3%
5 RFP 3.1%
6 Raw Materials 3.1%
7 Inventory Control 2.7%
8 RFQ 2.6%
9 Logistics 2.5%
10 Customer Service 2.3%
11 Process Improvement 2.2%
12 MRP 1.9%
13 MRO 1.8%
14 ERP 1.3%
15 Project Management 1.3%
16 Capital Equipment 1.2%
17 Contract Negotiations 1.1%
18 ISO 1.0%
19 Inventory Management 0.9%
20 Ariba 0.9%
21 Ensure Compliance 0.9%
22 Contract Management 0.9%
23 Office Supplies 0.9%
24 Business Units 0.9%
25 Federal Acquisition Regulation 0.8%
26 R 0.8%
27 Procurement Activities 0.8%
28 Internal Customers 0.8%
29 Payment Terms 0.8%
30 Vendor Relations 0.7%
31 Service Contracts 0.7%
32 RFI 0.7%
33 Cost Analysis 0.7%
34 Contract Terms 0.7%
35 OEM 0.7%
36 Sigma 0.6%
37 Vendor Performance 0.6%
38 New Vendors 0.6%
39 New Product Development 0.6%
40 Information Technology 0.6%
41 Competitive Pricing 0.6%
42 Market Research 0.6%
43 Electrical Systems 0.6%
44 Professional Services 0.6%
45 JIT 0.5%
46 DOD 0.5%
47 Delivery Dates 0.5%
48 Delivery Schedules 0.5%
49 Spare Parts 0.5%
50 Vendor Selection 0.5%
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