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Flexco Products, Inc and Affiliates Purchasing Agent in Elkhart, Indiana

PurposePrimary function of the purchasing agent is: to secure purchasing relationships with a wide spectrum of vendors for the purpose of acquiring steel and aluminum for the manufacturing operation that matches the required specifications and costs.i Engage in negotiations that will provide Flexco with the best possible pricing available along with optimum payment options.i Maintain inventory stock levels within established guidelines. Work with costing, sales and accounting. Candidate should possess excellent analytical and computer skills along with the ability to maintain a schedule and communicate needs to other departments.Reports to:PresidentiRequired skills:Excellent knowledge of the purchasing process including negotiations and order placement.In depth knowledge of steel, aluminum, and other metalsStrong negotiating and bargaining skillsStrong attention to detailAbility to work on numerous tasks simultaneously and determine what is priorityWorking knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (required), ability to learn the companyis ERP softwarePrimary Duties and Responsibilities:Purchase inventory to supply Flexco within targeted inventory guidelines.Negotiate the lowest price and terms with vendors Ensure product is delivered as ordered, follow-up on ordersMaintain adequate inventories to meet demand i forecast purchases based on previous sales history and market trendsAggressively negotiate to the best possible priceAccurately enter the purchase order information into the system to ensure accurate product costingCommunicate and coordinate with Engineering and Manufacturing, especially with respect to new materialsiQualifications:3-5 years related work experience (required)Steel / aluminum industry fabrication experience (preferred)Strong computer skills, knowledge of NAV is a plusDetail oriented and somewhat mechanically inclinedSchedule:Monday through Friday 8 am i 5 pm