Purchasing Agent
Purchasing & Sourcing
Full Time
Kinston, Nc
1970-01-01

SUMMARY:

We are looking for open-minded and well-organized Direct Material Buyer who will participate actively in the process of initiating and completing the company's strategy in purchasing of direct materials.

MAIN FOCUS: 

  • Driving Direct Material Purchasing activity in the factory for the assigned components/service
  • Developing good relationships with preferred suppliers
  • Leading RFQ activity in order to ascertain the best products and suppliers in terms of best value, delivery schedules, and quality
  • Measuring and tracking performance of the costs for given area
  • Keeping right up-to-date administration: price index management, manage billing discrepancies in cooperation with central accountancy
  • Supplier performance follow-up: ensure that the suppliers meet set agreements according and take corrective actions if necessary.
  • Selecting preferred suppliers in co-operation with the central purchasing team
  • Negotiating in case of local suppliers and support for negotiation in case of a common supplier with other factories
  • Implementing of specific purchasing procedures in the country in relation to business needs and priorities
  • Reviewing and monitoring supplier performance against contracts and agreements.

Minimum Qualification

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • University degree: purchasing, supply chain, engineering.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant experience: purchasing, engineering, sales, supply chain, controlling
  • Experience in a manufacturing company 
  • Experience in project management will be an advantage 
  • Fluent English
  • Any another European language would be an advantage

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Curious - You want to know everything about everything – then you take it all apart and put it back together. 
  • Collaborative - You ask and you listen, you take ideas on board and work with your team, taking everyone in the same direction.
  • Adaptable - With a number of projects running simultaneously, flexibility and agility are essential.
  • Communicative - You can make yourself understood and are a good listener.
  • Problem-solving - You see the challenge as the opportunity.
  • Results-driven - Maximizing efficiencies and hitting KPIs are just the beginning: your real passion is delivering products that change and enhance lives. The rest is a bonus.  
  • You’re a skilled negotiator.  

WHY ELECTROLUX?

  • Great atmosphere.
  • Interesting job and challenging tasks.
  • Really international environment and work in a multicultural team.
  • Opportunity to use foreign languages at work.
  • Work in a friendly environment in Swedish organizational culture.
  • Opportunities for raising professional qualifications and knowledge exchange.
  • Opportunity to develop your career on local and global level working in Poland.
  • Attractive social benefits package.