Purchasing Agent – Trulieve – Tallahassee, FL

Job Title: Purchasing Agent

Department: Purchasing

Reports to: Purchasing Manager

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

ROLE SUMMARY:

Our company seeks a charismatic, self-motivated Purchasing Agent to purchase equipment, materials, supplies, and services. As a Purchasing Agent for the organization, you will research, evaluate, and buy products to meet our daily operational needs. Contribute to the integrity of company purchases through verification and maintenance of all required purchasing documents.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Issue requests for quotes/proposals (RFQ/RFP) and select best source consistent with cost, quality and delivery requirements. Negotiate and manage long term pricing agreements on critical commodities
  • Handle correspondence concerning over-shipments, delivery shortages, changes in quantity, delivery dates and prices, and report such changes to the interested parties in a timely manner as required
  • Seek new suppliers based on best price, quality, availability, reliability, and customer support
  • Analyze purchase requisitions and review for accuracy and completeness
  • Issue bid requests to several potential vendors and suppliers
  • Resolve receiving error issues in database
  • Maintain accuracy of Item Master data within SAP, including lead-time, pricing, current supplier information, thorough purchase order data, etc.
  • Maintain the database such that all users are informed of item status and reporting tools are used at maximum utility; {inventory trace, adjustments, ongoing maintenance}
  • Expand bandwidth of Purchasing Team through added vendor vetting and obtaining samples as directed

  • BA or BS in Business Administration, Operations Planning or a related field; MBA, CPM, or APICS certification desirable.
  • 5+ years of related procurement experience including purchasing, inventory control, contract negotiation, supply management, supplier relationships
  • Knowledge of MRP systems and processes, preferably SAP
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of purchasing procedures
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Contract manufacturing experience beneficial
  • Self-motivated and pro-active
  • Observant, analytical, inquisitive and attentive
  • Ability to respond consistently with a high degree of initiative to resolve issues or complex problems that may arise.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, strong listening and presentation skills
  • Efficient organization and time-management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult situations
  • Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with all employees.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Update Purchase Orders with current delivery information
  • Coordinate Product Change Notification Process
  • Develop relationships with suppliers to resolve delivery and quality concerns and obtain documents

ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Must successfully complete a comprehensive background screening

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 lbs. to a minimum height of 5 feet and able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet, with or without mechanical assistance
  • Must be able to work seated/standing as appropriate at workstations for extended periods of time, maintain body equilibrium while climbing ladders, stairways, stopping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching, and use hands/fingers to hold, grasp, turn, pick, pinch frequently/constantly to complete tasks
  • Must be able to handle organic matter daily, able to wear PPE as appropriate (eye, face, hand, arm, head, foot, body, fall protection), and able to be exposed to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions while wearing PPE (95 degrees or greater)
  • Must have visual acuity with/without job aids to perform activities such as; reading, viewing a computer terminal, visual inspection involving small parts/details. Clarity of vision at 20 ft or more in day and night/dark conditions
  • Must be able to speak and communicate verbally at conversation levels with co-workers, vendors, etc. (Moderate noise)

WORK SCHEDULE:

  • 40+ hours weekly with flexible hours depending on department needs. Must be available to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer l Trulieve Supports a Drug Free Workplace

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