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Title

Purchasing Agent L2 

Description

POSITION SUMMARY: BASIC FUNCTION

The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for the following, with the sole focus on small, medium and wholesale client base projects; purchasing activities, procurement of material, equipment, and services; establishing and maintaining vendor relationships, including review of vendor performance; price negotiation and analysis; purchase order processing; material tracking and follow-up relating to delivery, receipt of material, freight claims and returns; invoice review and reconciliation; processing orders for approval and review of existing order for proper approval; preparation and processing of RFP's, RFQ's, and SOW's including review of vendor proposals and recommendation for award of orders, contracts, and agreements. Regular, predictable attendance is essential for satisfactory performance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Work in parallel with Project Managers - Deployment Services Department

Identify and/or obtain material and services relating to new and existing client installs

Identify qualified vendors specializing in client related projects

Report procurement progress to stakeholders - daily/weekly/bi-weekly

Document and Track action items on a per project basis

Interact with vendors and other internal departments as necessary

Escalate issues and risks as appropriate

Prepares, distributes and reviews RFP's, RFQ's, SOW's and Proposals

Coordinates with Deployment Services and other internal departments in the development of the required documents including, but not limited to, gathering of any required specifications, drawings, details and/or other project/item requirements needed for responsible proposal by the vendors

Gathers vendor responses and participates in proposal analysis with project managers and stakeholders

Makes recommendation for vendor selection based on proposal reviews and criteria/requirements of the project

Establishes and maintains vendor relationships

Reviews vendor performance

Responsiveness / Reliability / Meeting deadlines for quotes / submittals / delivery

Additional Responsibilities

Backorder tracking

Change orders and credit processing

Communication of delivery schedules to project managers and stakeholders

Processing returns or exchanges

Review and/or approve invoicing for payment processing

Review and approval of pricing, terms, freight

Interacts with vendors and Accounting department to resolve discrepancies

Updates work procedures and instructions as required.

Works with Purchasing Manager & Director to negotiate vendor pricing (original proposal and change orders)

Other activities/involvement as required

Updates work procedures and instructions as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Material procurement

Purchase Requisition processing

Purchase Order processing

Prepare RFP's, RFQ's & SOW's

Accounting and mathematics

Vendor/Customer relations

Intermediate to Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Intermediate knowledge of Windows 95/2000/XP/7

Efficient problem solving and critical thinking skills

Good verbal and written communication skills

Good organizational skills

Good in math and deductive reasoning

Good fact-to-fact conversation skills

Work well in a team environment and independently

Multi-task and take/give direction well

Ability to work within and meet deadline constraints

Ability to prioritize tasks

Able to be highly confidential

Able to work in a team environment

Manages stress and/or fast-pace effectively

Excellent communication and problem-solving skills

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required

8+ years' purchasing experience; a minimum of 2 years' experience within a data center co-location industry

PMP certification is preferred but not required

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Primarily sitting with some walking, standing, and bending

Able to hear and speak into a telephone

Close visual work on a computer terminal

Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate any required computer keyboard, mouse, and other technical instruments

Able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.

WORK CONDITIONS

Data Center and Standard office environment

Extensive daily usage of workstation or computer

Must work on-site; no telecommuting permitted

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Occasional travel to other RagingWire locations, customer or vendor sites

Must be able to respond to emergency situations at the data center

Responsible to carry a cell phone and provide 24x7 support as needed

Must be willing to work outside normal business hours, including late nights and some holidays

Must possess a current, valid state-issued driver's license

 
Position Requirements  
Shift Days  
Exempt/Non-Exempt  
Position Purchasing Agent L2  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Location RagingWire Data Centers, Sacramento  
About the Organization Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. and incorporates DPA, e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, RagingWire and other NTT Communications group Data Center divisions. Our combined global platform is one of the largest in the world, with over 140 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa and APAC. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier-one global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our highly reliable, scalable, and customizable data centers.

RagingWire Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.





All applicants for employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing, a criminal background check and education/employment verification. Additionally, some positions require a review of driving records, credit checks, and/or successful completion of the federal governments 'Public Trust' background screening.





 
EOE Statement RagingWire Data Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information and characteristics, marital status and registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.  

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