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Senior 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:
$2,000 Signing Bonus after 30 Days!

Responsible for understanding, upholding and promoting CSG’s Critical Success Factors, 1) Safety First!; 2) Financial Success (including operational excellence); 3) Employee Satisfaction (including development and training), and 4) Customer Satisfaction. Promote ISG PCM/OEG’s Core Values, safety culture and Continuous Process Improvement (CPI). Primary duties include: 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.

• Work with ISG Senior Management to continually develop and grow supply chain relationships, and overall leverage of spends
• Work closely with Project Management Team to establish project procurement strategies
• Develop and continually strive to improve product, cost management and tracking tools
• Provide back up for Purchasing Manager
• Guide and Supervise Purchasing Team members as needed
• Perform competitive supplier selections, reviews, proposals, and process competitive bids routinely
• Prepare and/or process requisitions, place purchase orders and oversee delivery of goods and services to meet predetermined project due dates
• Assist in managing vendor relationships and contracts for the supply of all operational and maintenance supplies and equipment in a professional manner
• 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
• Ensure best practice opportunities are employed
• Ability to work efficiently under pressure, with the ability to prioritize and organize own workload
• Perform additional duties as assigned

• 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:
• Two years technical or business degree or equivalent combination of education and procurement experience
• Requires a minimum of five 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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