The Purchasing Agent/Analyst reports
to the Purchasing Manager and is responsible for working with suppliers,
researching orders and demand for products, processing purchase orders, and verifying
delivered items, running reports, analyzing data, and communicating with
suppliers and 4 State Trucks internal staff about lead times. You will be
liaising between internal departments and suppliers, analyzing and comparing
be successful as a Purchasing Agent you should be able to critically assess
supplier’s performance, products, and services, and assist to negotiate the
best possible deals. Ultimately, an outstanding Purchasing Agent has a keen
sense of business and has good organizational skills.
and comparing suppliers, goods, and services.
the most suitable suppliers in terms of reliability, product quality, and
inventory levels and determining purchase needs.
and processing purchase orders.
records of all transactions, purchase orders, receipts, and payments.
and verifying purchase deliveries and communicating proactively with
vendors and internal staff on back orders and lead times.
and maintaining positive, long-term supplier relations.
supply needs and researching potential suppliers.
as a liaison and communicating pricing and performance needs to vendors
to source suppliers and compare product samples.
cost-benefit analysis reports for review by managers.
favorable procurement agreements and performance with selected vendors and
with Marketing to communicate purchasing changes that affect online
the company's demand for products to avoid supply shortages using Sage
abreast of vendor and supplier-related activities in the industry.
in business administration, procurement, or a related field preferred.
experience as a Purchasing Agent or in a similar position.
Experience with Global Sourcing is a Plus.
in CRM and/or inventory management software programs.
communication and negotiation skills.
organization and documentation skills.
research and analytical skills with use of Excel and/or a database.
Supplemental policies such as short-term disability
with company match
Monday- Friday FT Day Shift
Four State Trucks is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled