Wabtec Global Services is seeking a professional, experienced Procurement Agent to join our team in Kansas City, MO. Wabtec is an gloabl provider of train parts, services and equipment to the railfroad industry. Excellent benefits and pay!
The Procurement Agent will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equiment, and supplies from vendors. In addition, will evaluate vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers.
Must be familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks . Works under general supervision . A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required.Typically reports to a supervisor or manager.
Responsible for purchasing and negotiating a variety of consumable and finished good materials, equipment, and supplies form vendors.
Utilizes Wabtec's E-Sourcing Portal as well as direct contact with suppliers to receive bids on material.
Initiates sourcing initiatives in order to meet/exceed WGS goals for managing costs .
Runs certain MRP and other Oracle resports to determine purchasing requirements and on-time-delivery issues, taking actions as needed.
Works with Accounts Payable department to ensure accurate payment to suppliers .
Evaluates vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers .
Responsible for managing inventory levels for production lines as well as finished goods.
Includes cycle counts,setting and maintining Min/Max levels.
Works with QA manager to monitor quality standards of products and works with suppliers to correct.
Expedites material as needed to meet production needs and open PARTS orders.
Maintains scorecards for top-suppliers in order to improve their performance.
Constant awareness of lean and quality improvement processes for the position .
Relies on personal experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks .
Requires creative thinking and ability to associate inter-connected tasks in order to perform in job .
A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required .
2-5 years experience in a Procurement position, within manufacturing
Excellent communication and negotiation skills
Proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook