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Purchasing Agent

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Glidewell Laboratories.

Irvine, CA

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Glidewell Laboratories is the industry leader in dental technology due to our agility, speed, and cutting edge technology. We work in a fast-paced and highly sought-after employee-friendly work environment. Behind all of this success is an amazing group of people who are passionate about bringing innovation to the marketplace, while providing quality and affordability to better the lives of people all over the world. If you share in our passion for teamwork and a vision for excellence, let's talk about a rewarding career at Glidewell! In addition are the following generous employee benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K with company match, company-paid life insurance, additional onsite dental services, vacation, holiday, and sick time, employee gym (with fitness classes and meditation room), employee medical/wellness center (with massage therapy and acupuncture), two company subsidized cafes, Internet cafes, employee lounges with big screen TVs, game tables, fun company sponsored events, a diverse work environment with over forty nationalities represented, and much more!Essential Functions:Purchases highest quality merchandise at lowest possible price and in correct amounts.Prepares purchase orders, solicits bid proposals, and reviews requisitions for goods.Researches and evaluates suppliers based on price, quality, selection, and distribution capabilities; reviews supplier reputation.Analyzes price proposals, financial reports, and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.Negotiates, renegotiates, and administers contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.Studies sales records and inventory levels of current stock to develop strategic purchasing programs that facilitate employee access to supplies.Monitors shipments to ensure on-time reception of purchased goods.Resolves shipping problems by tracing shipments and following up on undelivered goods.Confers with staff, users, and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods and determines corrective actions.Evaluates and monitors contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations; continually determines need for change.Maintains and reviews computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories.Formulates processes and procedures for bid proposals and procurement of goods.Develops and maintains network of vendors, distributors, and professional contacts which can easily be utilized by other departments within the Company.Performs other related duties and projects as business needs require at direction of management.Education and Experience:High School diploma or equivalent.Minimum three (3) years of purchasing experience.Physical Demands:  Ability to frequently stand and/or walk for extended periods of time.Ability to frequently bend and/or lift up to forty (40) pounds.

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Glidewell Laboratories, based in Newport Beach, California, is an industry-leading provider of high-quality dental lab products and services to dental professionals nationwide for a low cost. Established in January 1970 by Jim Glidewell, CDT, the lab specializes in crown & bridge, ceramic, removable full and partial dentures, dental implants and prosthetic components, and full-cast restorations. Glidewell is an industry leader thanks to its innovative dental technology, experienced R&D department, and dedication to providing free or affordable clinical and technical education to promote industry growth.

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