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Purchasing Agent

This position is responsible for procurement of LW supplies, maintaining inventory of in stock items, shipping, receiving, weekly ordering and inventory. The goal is to  minimize procurement expenses.

As a Purchasing Agent you would:

  • Handle purchase requests
  • Track inventory
  • Forecast/predict material shortages, prepare and communicate reports to provide visibility of potential interruptions
  • Evaluate potential suppliers and negotiate contracts
  • Review, update, and maintain purchase orders until they are closed
  • Ensure orders adhere to supplier agreements and report nonconformities
  • Identify opportunities and implement actions to achieve maximum efficiency
  • Ensure documentation is clear and accurate
  • Assist with questions and concerns about merchandise
  • Ensure inventory is stocked and needs can be fulfilled
  • Compile records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories
  • Verify orders are accurate
  • Work with the accounting department to ensure invoices are properly handled

You Have:

  • Exceptional analytical skills. Must be able to work with multiple vendors to determine the best deals for the company
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Basic math skills, needed to analyze prices and get the best deals possible
  • Solid negotiating skills
  • Working knowledge of SAP, e-Shopping, and e-sourcing systems
  • Ability to read drawings, specifications, and possess a fundamental understanding of the scope of work associated with the projects you are purchasing for
  • Supplier relationship management skills
  • Knowledge of relevant legal standards and compliance systems
  • Strong organizational skills
  • BS or BA in Cost Management, Engineering, Project Management, Accounting or Finance or equivalent experience
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

We Offer:

  • 100% Employer paid Benefits options- Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription
  • Optional employer contributing 401K
  • Continuous beverage service
  • Fun employer-sponsored events
  • A collaborative team culture
  • Consistent/set work hours
  • Challenging non-redundant daily duties
  • A voice in how things get done
  • Access to ongoing training


This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all job responsibilities, tasks, or duties. Additional duties and tasks may be assigned as part of the job function. Liquid Web Inc. reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in a way that best supports the organizational needs. The job description in no way creates or implies an employment contract. The employment contract remains “at will”.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy: Liquid Web is committed to offering equal employment opportunity without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.


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