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Location: Memphis
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Company: Mahaffey USA
Position: Purchasing Agent
Reports to: President/General Manager
Contact: Please send resume and any other necessary documents to ___________
Mahaffey USA is looking for a dynamic individual to join our fast-growing team. Are you a thinker? Do you pride yourself in doing the work and getting it right the first time? Is part of your objective to meet corporate goals while expanding your lead time? If so, Mahaffey is the company for you! We pride ourselves on meeting objectives while building a company culture on our 24 fundamentals.
Purpose and Scope
The Purchasing Agent finds and purchases products for the company to use or resell. Obtains requirements by verifying, preparing, and forwarding purchase orders; verifies receipt of items; authorizes payment. Duties to include but not limited to, locating suppliers, researching goods, services and materials and processing purchasing orders. The Purchasing Agent will promote the Mahaffey Fundamentals and Processes, while ensuring that we have the very best product for the company. Ultimately the Purchasing Agent has a keen sense of business and maintains meticulous transaction records.
Essential Job Functions

Evaluating suppliers by considering price, quality, availability, and other criteria
Interviewing vendors and visiting suppliers' facilities to learn about products, services, and pricing.
Negotiating contracts with vendors and suppliers to obtain the best deals on behalf of the company.
Verifying purchases by comparing them to a master list and recommending alternatives for expensive or irrelevant products.
Interacting with suppliers to schedule delivery times and resolve shipping errors.
Authorizing payments and maintain receipts, records, and inventories.
Attend industry trade shows to learn about and stay current on trends and to meet suppliers.
Other Duties and Responsibilities will be assigned as needed.
Forwards available inventory items by verifying stock; scheduling delivery.
Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from requisitioning department.
Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documentation.
Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.
Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
Must stand for a long period of time. This job requires constant interaction with co-workers and management. This position requires a significant degree of walking, bending. General office duties as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
Speak clearly so listeners can understand.
Understand spoken information.
Understand written information.
Listen to others and ask questions.
Read and understand work-related materials.
Write clearly so other people can understand.
Supply Management
Tracking Budget Expenses
Vendor Relationships
Customer Service
Documentation Skills
Supply Management
Manufacturing Methods and Procedures,
Manufacturing Quality
Cost Accounting
Control Engineering
Degree in Purchasing, Business Operations, or Finance required.PI158893227

Keywords: MAHAFFEY USA LLC, Memphis , PURCHASING AGENT, Sales , Memphis, Tennessee

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