Mar 04, 2024

Purchasing Agent - Dallas TX

  • Envision
  • Dallas, TX, USA
Full-Time Manufacturing

Job Description

Working at Envision means having a job that’s more than just a way to make money. It's a job that makes a difference.

We offer team members:

  • Careers with purpose
  • Teamwork environment
  • Amazing 401K Retirement Plan
  • Envision Paid Life Insurance
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA Plans
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • PTO & Vacation
  • Tuition Reimbursement

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The purchasing agent is responsible for using analytical methods and a variety of tools to understand, predict, improve and support procurement and other projects within the Dallas Lighthouse product lines.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS INCLUDE:

 

  • Perform procurement support by performing a wide variety of standard and specialized procurement activities through the application of innovative and creative techniques
  • Maintain up to date cost files in ERP System (AX)
  • Ensure all data is accurate and up to date
  • Negotiate, award and administer contract terms and conditions of a highly critical and complex nature while complying with established organizational policies, as well as federal, state and local regulatory agencies
  • Utilize quantitative skills to compile and analyze statistical data in order to support business execution
  • Identify cost savings opportunities
  • Evaluate usage patterns with sales forecast information to establish reorder point levels
  • Calculate and provide forecast information to leadership and suppliers as needed
  • Resolve pricing, quality, quantity and freight discrepancies on any purchases
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  • Help implement a system to closely monitor pricing discrepancies
  • Use ERP system to view material movements, quantities on order, and current balance on hand
  • Provide continuous (daily) feedback to manufacturing/production leaders and planner in regards to future needs or back order issues
  • Provide support for special projects within the department by completing assignments, providing historical records and future projections of production schedule
  • Communicate and execute all needed PO changes
  • Flexibility to perform other duties as assigned
  • Work under general supervision

States

TX

Security Clearance

NO Security Clearance

Job Requirements

Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field preferred; however, a combination of education and experience wherein the skills and abilities to perform the responsibilities and functions have been adequately demonstrated is acceptable, High School Diploma/GED required.

         

Experience:  Minimum of 3 years previous experience in purchasing, procurement or related work preferred; previous experience in government procurement, contracting and inventory control preferred. Data analysis or cost accounting experience required. Excel experience required. Retail industry purchasing experience a plus.

 

 

Knowledge/Skills:     

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, most notably Excel, as well as internet usage, business websites and an ERP system (AX preferred).
  • Knowledge of purchasing principles
  • Knowledge of inventory management principles
  • Knowledge of production scheduling principles
  • Knowledge of bill of material principles
  • Knowledge of mathematics
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail ability
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  • Strong communication and problem solving skills necessary to work effectively with a variety of individuals and skill levels
  • Working knowledge of company policies and procedures
  • Possess a positive work attitude and a willingness to carry out instructions
  • Ability to work independently with periodic consultation and direction
  • Ability to express and share knowledge and ideas in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong creative, strategic, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Effectively interact with internal and external customers, establishing and maintaining productive relationships while representing the mission of Envision.

 

Licenses/Certifications:     

Professional Purchasing Certification such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) preferred.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Total Number of Employees Directly Supervising:  0

Number of Subordinate Supervisors Reporting to Position:  0

 

VISION REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

Can be performed with or without assistive technology:

 

 _X_  Required to perform activities such as: preparing/analyzing data/figures; viewing a computer screen; reading; inspecting small objects for defects; using measuring devices; and/or assembling parts with close eye contact.

         

___   Required to perform activities such as: operating machinery and/or power tools at or within arm’s reach; performing non-repetitive tasks such as carpentry work or repairing machinery.

 

___   Required to review/inspect own assigned work, the work of others, or facilities or structures.

 

   Requires normal (or corrected to normal) vision/acuity:

 

___   Required to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment such as forklifts.

 

COMMENTS

 

Envision, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without illegal discrimination because of race, color, sex, age, gender identity, disability, religion, citizenship, national origin, ancestry, military status or veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics and genetic information, and any other status protected by law.

Envision employs and advances in employment individuals with disabilities and veterans, and treats qualified individuals without discrimination on the basis of their physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position description is intended to convey generally the duties of this job.  It is not an all-inclusive listing of duties, and it is not a contract, expressed or implied.

 

 

 

 

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

In an average workday, employee must (check one frequency for each task):

Task

None

Occasional

Frequent

Constant

Stand

 

X

 

 

Walk

 

 

X

 

Sit

 

 

 

X

Bend/stoop

 

X

 

 

Climb

 

X

 

 

Reach above shoulders

 

X

 

 

Squat/crouch/kneel

 

X

 

 

Push/pull

 

X

 

 

Lift

 

X

 

 

Usual amount

 <10 lbs

X 11-25 lbs

 26-50 lbs

 51+ lbs

Carry

 

X

 

 

Usual amount

 <10 lbs

X 11-25 lbs

 26-50 lbs

 51+ lbs

 

Employee must use hands for repetitive action such as (please check all):

Task

Right

Hand

Left

Hand

Simple grasping

X Yes

 No

X Yes

 No

Firm grasping

X Yes

 No

X Yes

 No

Fine manipulation

X Yes

 No

X Yes

 No

 

WORKING CONDITIONS INCLUDE

In an average workday, employee is exposed to (check one frequency for each task):

Task

None

Occasional

Frequent

Constant

General shop or store conditions

 

 

 

X

General office environment

 

 

 

X

Humid, extreme hot/cold temps (non-weather)

 

X

 

 

Outdoor weather conditions

 

X

 

 

Fumes or airborne particles

 

X

 

 

Fluorescent lights

 

 

 

X

Moving, mechanical parts

 

X

 

 

Toxic chemicals

X

 

 

 

Loud noise intensity levels

 

 

X

 

Risk of electrical shock

X

 

 

 

Travel for job

X

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 


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