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Purchasing Agent

Company: 4 Star Electronics Inc
Location: San Clemente
Posted on: June 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Info:

4 Star Electronics has been an industry leader in supplying obsolete, hard-to-find, long lead-time and end-of-life (EOL) electronic components since our inception in 2001. We offer one of the broadest line cards in the industry, with over 50 million dollars of ready-to-ship, in-stock inventory from over 2,800 different manufacturers. If the parts our customers need are not in our ready-to-ship inventory, we have access to over 100 million line items from our controlled vendor network comprised of inventory from Manufacturers, Franchise Distributors, OEM/CM Excess Inventory, Independent Distributors, and other trusted sources throughout the world.

We understand that our customers need more than just a supplier; they need a strategic partner in their supply chain, so we strive to be that and more. We consistently utilize our in-stock inventory and global network of suppliers to reduce our customers procurement cycles, lower transaction costs and provide hard-to-find electronic components at competitive prices.

Job Type: Full Time

Pay Rate: Salary Commensurate with experience.

Currently we have a Purchasing Agent position in our Purchasing Department that we are looking to fill ASAP. We are looking for someone that is driven to succeed and willing to put in the time to learn how to buy and sell electronic components in the global open market. You will have the opportunity to work with and be mentored by a team of industry veterans, in a relaxed and casual environment located in San Clemente, CA.

The Purchasing Agent position encompasses all day-to-day aspects of the procurement function within our company. The agents core responsibility is to support our OEM sales staff with part requirements, purchase orders, and vendor communication. They are responsible for maintaining and growing vendor relationships, through accurate and diligent product research, and constant communication. The ideal agent should be skilled at time management, and should be able to work efficiently without continuous supervision. Purchasing Agents in our company are expected to be the go-to source for product and pricing information, as well as for industry trends and news.

Responsibilities

Strategy and Measurements

O Places, confirms, expedites, and manages all purchase orders.

O Sources all customer requirements within the sales team.

O Provides constant support to sales staff regarding RFQs, POs, and general product knowledge.

O Cultivates and maintains strategic relationships with vendors.

O Delivers top tier vendor pricing through research and relationships.

O Processes RMAs and vendor PO issues by communicating with Quality Control department.

O Active daily collaboration with accounting department for vendor payments and terms.

Technology and Continuous Improvement

O Maintains vendor database and makesany changes or updates to vendor accounts as necessary.

O Follows and enforces purchasing policies, standard operating procedures, and best practices.

O Assists in streamlining purchasing processes.

Accountability

Reports directly to the Purchasing Manager.

Requirements

Experience, Education and Skills

O 2 to 3 years of purchasing experience in the electronics industry.

O Extensive use of all electronic industry sourcing, research, and manufacturer websites.

O Must be detail orientated, extremely organized, and possess excellent communication skills.

O Basic personal computer skills including working knowledge and experience with spreadsheets and databases.

O Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, time sensitive work environment.

O Large knowledge base of electronic components is preferred.

O Experience with international vendors is beneficial.

Travel

O No travel required.

Skills/Qualifications: Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Vendor Relationships, Organization, Customer Service, Documentation Skills, Supply Management, Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Manufacturing Quality, Cost Accounting, Control Engineering

Keywords: 4 Star Electronics Inc, San Clemente , Purchasing Agent, Other , San Clemente, California

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