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Metro Plastics is looking for a Purchasing Agent!

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Metro Plastics is looking for a Purchasing Agent!

Post by krandolph618 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:12 pm

Directs and coordinates purchasing and distributing of raw materials and control of inventory levels by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Develops and implements purchasing, and inventory control procedures and systems to minimize inventories while maintaining sufficient inventory levels to meet customer demand. This includes an outlet for scrap and aging materials.

Identifies, develops, and monitors vendors according to Customer and Company needs. At times may perform audits at a vendor’s location.

Maintain material regulatory files based on customer needs, including response to customers’ requests for timely completion of regulatory due diligence documents. Such files include, but are not limited to: SDS, Raw Material Certifications, FDA, RoHS, Prop65, and Conflict Minerals

Is conscious of raw material market and delivery conditions and leverages this information to determine future material needs.

Performs cost reduction activities where customer specifications permit alternate materials.

Initiates, oversees and reviews RFQ, RFP, and RFI processes with suppliers.

Awards contracts and issues purchase orders in accordance with company guidelines.

Uses an ERP system to: manage material demand and communicate supply issues with the appropriate parties, covert data to reports, monitor inventory levels and transactions.

Processes sales orders for any customers directly purchasing raw materials.

Aides with logistical needs as required

Aides Accounting with Vendor invoice discrepancies

IQMS and/or plastics experience preferred

COMPETENCIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

College graduate in business or engineering. A minimum of five years purchasing and/or inventory control experience in a supervisory capacity in a manufacturing environment.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, and customers.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Standard Office Environment.

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES: please send your resume to

Benefits Include:

Health, Vision, Dental, Life Insurance


Profit Sharing

Tuition Reimbursement



Drug Testing/ Background Check

Job Type: Full-time

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Re: Metro Plastics is looking for a Purchasing Agent!

Post by Troyonix29 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:35 am

As a reminder, MAPP has added a new section to its website for those who are looking for employment in the plastics industry. Although this is new, it may be a source you check on a periodic basis.

To access this area of the website, go to the Members Area and click Browse Job Seekers.


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