Purchasing Agent

Health Wright Products is a privately held Contract Manufacturer of Nutritional Supplements that is seeking a Purchasing Agent to join our expanding organization. We have a 22 year history of significant growth but feel we are still just at the beginning cycle of our potential in the expanding $25 Billion US Nutritional Supplements market. This position, in our company, in this environment, offers a challenging opportunity and growth potential.

Job: Purchasing Agent

Pay: DOE

Full Time, Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY and ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for managing all supplier related activities for the commodities under their control. 

A. Manage Supplier performance and create action plans to address those that under perform.
B. Develop and implement Purchasing strategies to provide a lean and agile Supply Chain, while optimizing inventory and stock turns. 
C. Proactively improve Purchasing processes, supplier selection and development to support above.
D. Key provider of purchasing support and solutions within the department to all internal and external customers.
E. Ensure that all Purchasing transactions are conducted ethically and support the company’s values.
F. Attends meetings representing Purchasing as directed by Purchasing Manager.
G. Act as a visible role model to others within the department including guidance and mentoring other team members.
H. Assist with the preparation of tenders, analysis of bids and the award of contracts.
I. Continuously promote the role of purchasing both internally and externally.
J. Accurately maintain all Item Planning Data for Purchased items.
K. Provide information regarding availability of material and expedite where necessary.
L. Assist with creation, maintenance and improvement of procedures that are consistent with the company’s values.
M. Annually review standard costs and drive product costs down. Monitor Purchase Price Variance throughout the year.
N. Measure and report appropriate departmental Key Performance Indicators.
O. Support other members of the department as required.
 

KEY BEHAVIORAL ATTRIBUTES
A. Clear focus on High Quality Production
B. Ability to execute both independently and within a close knit team environment
C. Good communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
D. Positive Demeanor
E. Attention to Detail
F. Dependable, exemplifying this through attendance and  job duties
G. Constantly seeking better processes and challenging status quo: Continuous Improvement

EDUCATION/SKILL/EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS
A. AS Degree preferred, Minimum High school diploma/GED
B. 2-4 years’ experience in purchasing, logistics, or similar work
C. Experience with botanicals, vitamins, and minerals strongly preferred
D. Highly organized and detail oriented.
E. Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and Internet.
F. Ability to work in a fast paced, results oriented environment.
G. Requires a well-developed ability to read, write, and speak English in relation to topics of a complex or technical nature
H. Ability to review hard copy and identify issues, an example would be identifying missing elements or incorrect text
I. A legal right to work in the United States
J. Must pass a drug screen and a background check in accordance with HWP standards.

Health Wright Products offers a generous benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short term disability, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, and life insurance plans. We also offer pet insurance.
In addition, HWP offers its employees a 401k plan with company matching funds, FSA, and tuition reimbursement. Paid time off benefits for employees include holidays, vacation and PTO (personal time off).

For those applying out of the area: We love working for such an awesome company within the beautiful Pacific NW and understand your motivation to do the same! Please recognize when applying for our positions that relocation packages are not being offered at this time.

Thanks for taking the time to get to know us & we look forward to learning more about you!

Health Wright Products is an equal opportunity employer that employs qualified individuals based upon job related qualifications regardless of race, religion, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, domestic partner status, medical condition, political affiliation or any other classification proscribed under applicable federal, state or local law. Health Wright Products complies with all laws regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled candidates and employees. The characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties that may be required for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this or similar positions and additional duties may be assigned.
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