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Purhasing Agent in Washington, NJ at Accounting Now

Date Posted: 4/12/2018

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Job Description

Purchasing Agent

  • Purchasing Agent needed for manufacturing company in Mercer County, New Jersey.
  • Purchasing Agent will be processing all Purchase Order requirements daily as needed from MRP system
  • Expedite open orders to ensure timely delivery of goods to meet customers' requirement
  • Update ERP systems on order confirmations verifying pricing and delivery accuracy
  • Work with vendors on cost savings and delivery times of parts
  • Run multiple reports to follow up on open orders
  • Assist Customer Service Representatives on quoting new parts
  • Work with warehouse staff to help identify incoming parts


  • Purchasing Agent will have strong inter-personal and communication skills to develop strong, business relationships with customers as well as coworkers
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint as well as CRM platforms such as Navision
  • Ability to manage time and resources effectively
  • Strong business acumen, including an understanding of the business relationship between manufacturers, distributors and end-user
  • Effective negotiation skills to realize appropriate value for products and services, rather than resorting to price-based selling
  • Engineering and/or architectural mindset - ability to read blue prints and drawings associated with machinery