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Purchasing Agent


Company: OEG, Inc. Department: Purchasing
Location: SAN JOSE, CA Hiring Manager: Jacob L Hill
Closing Date: 12/21/2018 at 11:59pm CDT Job Type: Full-Time
Job Summary:
GENERAL SUMMARY/PRIMARY FUNCTION
Responsible for making our #1 critical success factor, safety first, a priority in all tasks and activities performed by self and all others involved. Promote OEG’s Core Values, safety culture and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). Responsible securing competitive negotiated pricing and recommending the best vendor partners. We strive to provide consistent, dependable purchasing practices to support our internal and external customers.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
• Prepare written inquiries for vendor supplied items.
• Utilize problem solving, supplier management, and negotiating skills.
• Negotiate delivery and payment terms, as well as change orders.
• Expedite deliveries and conduct follow-up procedures as necessary.
• Coordinate invoice issues with vendor and accounting.
• Perform competitive supplier selections, reviews, proposals and process competitive bids routinely.
• Establish/maintain working contact with vendors. Meet with sales and vendor representatives as required. Provide vendor performance reviews with metrics that the vendor partner can use for improved performance with OEG.
• Process requisitions, place purchase orders and oversee delivery of goods and services to meet predetermined project due dates
• Assist in executing sourcing strategies, prepare and organize data for presentation and decision making
• Manage Tool Equipment inventory and tracking.
• Review with VP requisitions for added equipment, tools within limits of Support Center budget.
• Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction
Minimum Qualifications:
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Educational and experience requirements include: Two year technical or business degree or equivalent combination of education and procurement experience. Requires a minimum of four years construction purchasing experience - preferably electrical industry experience. Working knowledge of procurement techniques, procedures, accounting policies and business procedures. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Equal Opportunity Employer/AAP

Drug screen and background check required
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MDU Resources Group, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status.

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