Precision Medical Products, Inc. Purchasing Agent in Denver, Pennsylvania

One of PA's Best Place to Work in 2015, 2016, and 2017 is looking for a Purchasing Agent !! SUMMARY Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services including raw materials, equipment, tools and supplies while maintaining associated records to ensure operational requirements are met. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Purchase direct inventory materials using current ERP, MRP system demand requirements. Process expense, MRO, customer supplied and service requisitions into purchase order contracts while informing requisition requestor of order status including monitoring and expediting orders. Support the purchasing function and other relevant departments by communicating as necessary any supply problems which may impact business operations. Establish and maintain proper planning parameters for purchased components including safety stock, order multiples, minimum and maximum order quantities using price break methodologies. Maintain open purchase orders to assure proper system alignment and expedite past due deliveries as required. Act as an interface between suppliers and other relevant departments on purchasing processes and new project activities. Locates new suppliers, and negotiate contracts with suppliers. Assist in establishing MRO and expense supply item inventory levels, practices and procedures for 5S / Lean methodologies. Set up and maintain part master and for new components, semi-finished goods and finished goods within the established ERP system. Provide reports for quarterly management review including on time delivery, supplier quality and internal survey metrics. Provides feedback and pro-active communication to supervisor, management, and co-workers to ensure efficient and effective operations. Contributes input to management based on knowledge of processes toward process and product improvement efforts of the company. Completes and maintains supplier and customer surveys for initial systematic set up. Act as Certificate of Liability Insurance Program Coordinator. Prepare miscellaneous reports to support operational and departmental objectives. Assist in reconciling and resolving invoice discrepancies in cooperation with Accounts Payable. Evaluate purchased components as it relates to the customer order confirmation process. Participate in annual cost roll activities by negotiating and providing Finance price for component for following fiscal year. Ensure and process timely return of rejected or damaged materials. Actively participate on OpEx team efforts as related to purchasing function and operational knowledge. Other duties may be assigned. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE Associate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or 5 years related experience and/or training; plus at least 4 years experience as a buyer of similar objects and services or in related industry. Experience serving on at least 5 OpEx teams including 2 as team leader. Completion of buyer certification course, 5S training course, demonstrated communications, cost reduction effectiveness, and teamwork. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as pieces per minute, seconds per piece, weight conversion from grams to pounds, discounts, interest, freight, proportions, percentages, ar