Purchasing Agent (FT, 40 Hours) at BioReference Laboratories

Posted in Other 10 days ago.

Location: Elmwood Park, New Jersey

Job Description:

Purchasing Agent:

The goal is to acquire supplies that are critical for the success of our business operations.

Responsibilities while not exhaustive include but are not limited to:

Daily placement of purchase orders ensuring procurement activities remain in line with established Company protocols while meeting laboratory expectations and requirements.
Identifies and selects vendors to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality, and delivery date.
Reviews, examines and analyzes departmental purchase requisitions for completeness and accuracy of information. Contact departments as needed to clarify or complete information submitted.
Assists departments in initiating requisitions and orders, pinpoints needs and solves problems with submitted orders.
Investigates and develops sources of supplies based on submitted vendor quotations.
Interprets and communicates purchasing procedures to departments.
Resolves purchasing, receiving and invoice issues between departments, vendors, and Accounts Payable.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Handle additional tasks as assigned by management.

Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma.
Direct SAP procurement experience with thorough working knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures preferred.
Two years of progressively responsible purchasing and materials control experience in a fast-paced environment.
Product knowledge and familiarity within the clinical diagnostics sector preferred but not required.
Excellent phone skills.
Proficient computer skills, advanced working knowledge of MS Office with a concentration in MS Excel.
Excellent communications skills, both written and verbal.
Results-oriented individual that must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
Detail-oriented, able to maintain meticulous notes and records.
Able to multitask and sustain multiple work streams simultaneously.
Function effectively with minimal supervision.

BioReference Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer