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Purchasing Agent


Company: ISG Department: Integrated Systems Group
Location: Vancouver, WA Hiring Manager: Athena L Comerdinger
Closing Date: 12/02/2022 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 ISG/PCM, OEG/MDU 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 and/or process requisitions, place purchase orders and oversee delivery of goods and services to meet predetermined project due dates
• Expedite deliveries and conduct follow-up procedures as necessary with vendors as coordinated with Project Managers
• Reconcile parts inventory remaining on Jobs at time of completion
• Inventory tracking, manage stock levels, forecasting of stock
• Utilize problem solving, supplier management, and negotiating skills
• Negotiate delivery and payment terms, as well as change orders
• Perform competitive supplier selections, reviews, proposals and process competitive bids routinely
• Provide vendor performance reviews with metrics that ISG can use for improved performance
• Assist in executing sourcing strategies, prepare and organize data for presentation and decision making
• Perform additional duties as assigned

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize & complete multiple projects in a timely manner
• Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive, confidential situations
• Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Outlook, Word & Excel
• Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Good punctuation, spelling, and grammar skills are critical
• Must maintain professional confidentiality
• Must be able to effectively work independently & within a team environment
Minimum Qualifications:
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• Two years technical or business degree or equivalent combination of education and procurement experience.
• Requires a minimum of four years purchasing experience - preferably electrical industry experience.
• Working knowledge of procurement techniques, procedures, accounting policies and business procedures. Good communication and interpersonal skills are essential.
Pre-employment drug screen and background check required.

Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans. EEO/AAP.
OEG provides a great work environment and benefits to support you in your career. Weekly pay, PTO, Holiday, Medical, Dental, Vision, EAP, Life Insurance and 401k with employer match.
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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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