Purchasing Leader
Job Details
AGY Aiken, LLC - Aiken, SC
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Up to 25%
Supply Chain
Company Description

AGY is a world leader in supplying high performance materials in the form of glass fiber yarns and reinforcements. Our glass fiber material is used in a broad range of markets, including Automotive, Construction, Defense, Electronics, Aerospace, Marine and Recreation. AGY has offices in Lyon, France and world headquarters is in Aiken, South Carolina.

Description of Duties:

  • Evaluate suppliers by considering price, quality, availability, and other criteria beneficial to the company.
  • Manage storeroom staff and inventories.
  • Interact with suppliers to schedule delivery times and resolve shipping errors.
  • Authorize payments and maintain receipts, records and inventories.
  • Negotiate supplier contracts, pricing and terms.
  • Manage supplier contact lists.
  • Explore and recommend alternatives to reduce costs and/or to improve lead times.
  • Issue purchase orders based on assigned authorization or signing limits.
  • Expedite and redirect purchase orders as needed.
  • Track back orders and/or late deliveries and contact suppliers as needed.
  • Forecast inventory needs based on historical, current and future demands.
  • Evaluate and qualify potential new suppliers as needed.
  • Manage company requisition process and convert to purchase orders in Oracle.
  • Coordinate and execute yearly storeroom physical inventory.
  • Monitor inventory levels and determine purchase needs.
  • Maintain records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts and payments.
  • Schedule, track, and verify deliveries.
  • Build and maintain positive, long-term supplier relations.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience as a purchasing agent or similar position
  • BS in Business Administration, Procurement, Supply Chain, or related field
  • Record of successful inventory management
  • Demonstrable ability to lead and manage staff
  • Proficient in Oracle and standard inventory management software
  • Superb analytical, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Excellent in verbal and written communications
  • Effective negotiation, persuasion, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and handle multiple projects