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Title

Purchasing Agent 

Category Accounting/Finance  
Description

OV STATEMENT

Embrace Opportunity Village core values by cultivating positive and meaningful CONNECTIONS with clients and colleagues, demonstrating ENTHUSIASM, high standards of PRODUCTIVITY, authentic STEWARDSHIP, and consistent participation in individual and team DEVELOPMENT. Reinforce and positively engage in Opportunity Village’s organizational culture supporting choice and creativity of clients and of staff.

SUMMARY OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direction of the Finance Manager, the Purchasing Agent will assist in all aspects of procurement. This position will be responsible for researching prices for supplies and materials based on best price and value commensurate with quality, lead time and/or volume. Assist with vendor relations in communicating and negotiating rates, vendor discounts, and building relationships with outside sales representatives.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Validate purchase requisitions are completed accurately including appropriate approvals
  • Generate purchase orders based on approved requisitions in a timely and efficient manner
  • Communicate with vendors to ensure supplies and materials needed are met expectations, including, price, quality, lead-time, etc.
  • Research price options and purchase items based upon best price commensurate with quality, lead-time and/or volume.
  • Secure quotes for supplies and materials for potential future contracts
  • Provide exceptional customer service while maintaining compliance with set standards and polices
  • Maintain vendor files, purchase orders and other related records
  • Perform other duties as assigned

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.
 
Position Requirements

 

 REQUIREMENTS: EDUCATION AND SKILLS

  • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent and two 2+ years’ experience in purchasing and planning functions
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Business or Finance or Supply Chain
  • Experience working with all facets of Microsoft Office Suite software
  • Excel Skills required – capturing and recording data; using shortcuts and formula functions such as; Vlookup, building charts and graphs, sorting and filtering data, utilizing Pivot Tables.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and production planning principles
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to care, respond and work with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Ability to perform job duties with minimal supervision
  • Ability to identify, define problems and draw valid solutions
  • Ability to interpret instructions, gain knowledge and have initiative
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Detailed, analytical and results oriented
  • Great Plains or similar ERP system experience required

 

PHYSICAL ABILITIES & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and functions of the position. The list below of minimum essential functions is illustrative of the minimums only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed.

  • Ability to lift and move boxes up to 40 pounds
  • Ability to sit at a computer for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to work in a typical office environment
  • Ability to tolerate stress
  • Ability to conduct tasks and successfully perform under critical deadlines.
  • Manual dexterity to operate office equipment and examine documents, records and files

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENT

I have read the above job description and hereby agree to perform the duties described herein.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Rate of Pay DOE  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Req Number ACC-21-00015  
Open Date 12/15/2021  
Location Engelstad Campus  
About the Organization Join Las Vegas' Favorite Charity! Here you can be proud to answer the question, 'Where do you work?' Opportunity Village (OV) is more than just a job; being a member of the OV team instills a sense of pride and purpose into your work week. Our motto for the people we serve is: Pride. Purpose. And a Paycheck. So it is no wonder that the same can be said for our employees who serve our clients.

Aside from the satisfaction of participating in a community that extends beyond our campuses, OV also offers a wide array of additional benefits including: health, dental and vision insurance, retirement savings account, training and development opportunities and much more!  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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