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Teknor Apex Company is a privately-held company founded in 1924 and headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Our seven divisions and two subsidiaries employ over 2000 people in 10 locations in the United States, one in Singapore, and one in the United Kingdom. We are a diversified material science company using complementary technologies to serve common markets. The following divisions have been the logical evolution of our growth:

* Vinyl
* Thermoplastic Elastomer
* Teknor Color Company
* Chemicals
* Specialty Compounding
* Lawn & Garden
* Commercial Products

We are a leader in our specific fields, with strong commitment to product quality and customer service. Positions offered are both challenging and rewarding and have excellent growth opportunities.

Join our Corporate Purchasing department in the role of Global Sourcing Agent. Ideal candidate will be bilingual English/Mandarin and possess strong verbal communication skills, the ability to research and source vendors in the US, Europe and Asia and negotiate and establish relationships with suppliers.

In this role you will be responsible to effectively represent the company in negotiating with manufacturers, distributors and representatives of supply companies and contractors in matters pertaining to the acquisition of goods, materials, and services which frequently culminate in substantial commitments and disbursement of corporate funds, while ensuring the company’s interest are protected in terms of quality, timeliness and overall costs. You will be responsible for the more complex procurement methods that require a greater degree of experience, knowledge, professionalism, and administration.

* Identify and develop sourcing opportunities throughout Asia.
* Negotiate and coordinate the procurement and delivery of material.
* Coordinate the purchasing activities of multiple plant purchasing groups.
* Seek out and develop new sources of supply on a global basis.
* Arrange and negotiate contract buying for critical materials.
* Monitor supplier performance, conduct on-site audits of supplier facilities
* Perform additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.
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