Senior Purchasing Agent

Senior Purchasing Agent
Manages vendor relationships involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts and supplies. Researches vendor capabilities, investigates references, tests material samples, evaluates results and recommends selections. Conducts off-site visits and inspections. Negotiates price, availability and delivery schedules. Maintains primary and secondary vendor supply options. Confers with internal departments to determine inventory needs and investigates vendor problems, such as quality and availability issues. Determines method of procurement, prepares purchase orders or bids, approves invoices for payment, coordinates returns and exchanges of unacceptable goods. Expedites delivery of goods and maintains detailed records.

Education, experience and skills required: Bachelor’s degree in business or related field preferred. Must hold CPM or CPIM professional certification and have a minimum of 5-10 years strong purchasing experience. Strong written and oral communication skills. Intermediate level proficiency with MS Office software (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.)

In return for your professional expertise, PGT Industries provides a highly competitive salary and outstanding benefits including healthcare, 401(k) match, bonus program, tuition reimbursement after 90 days, professional development, health club membership, company store, on-site dining (Venice), employee discount program and many other advantages to being a PGT Team Member.

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