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Purchasing Agent

Company: Rapid Cure Technologies
Location: Liverpool
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Purchasing Agent:
This role for Rapid Cure Technologies, Inc. is to lead strategic sourcing efforts for a category of raw materials for paint, coating, and resin manufacturing. The role is to provide a -proactive and cost-effective service to ensure a continuous supply of raw materials at a value and quality that meets or exceeds Rapid Cure and Customer objectives.
Main Function:
Building reliable and stable relationships with suppliers as preferred and trusted business partners and ensuring an uninterrupted supply of quality goods at optimum cost and value.
Managing the portfolio of additives, resins, pigments, fillers, and packaging.
Analyzing and comparing potential and current suppliers and performance; evaluating and recommending new or on-going relationships.
Negotiating with suppliers.
Performing a variety of complex special projects, which may include switching materials, new formula introductions, new material introductions.
Tracking sustainable business results, including supply assurance, cost, quality, service, and innovation, which are required to meet Rapid Cure Technologies' needs.
Key Result Areas, Duties, and Responsibilities:
Plan and effectively purchase raw materials for production.
Establishing effective relationships with the key suppliers.
Working on a proper selection of suppliers.
Contract management - including suppliers' evaluation, tendering, negotiations, and drafting agreements and -contracts.
Developing a broad market intelligence about the managed category of raw materials and sharing such information with the internal stakeholders.
Developing and maintaining effective KPIs.
Working with cross functional teams including Finance, Operations, Marketing, Sales, and R&D teams to deliver defined added value benefits, alternative sources, and raw materials.
Creating a sustainable and reliable supply chain whilst improving margins and company profitability.

At least two years of professional direct or indirect sourcing experience having awareness of large-scale and complex direct sourcing programs, a solid understanding of procurement best practices and a track record of success with direct materials.
Demonstrated strong self-initiative, sense of urgency, and customer relationship building skills.
Innovative and problem-solving mindset to navigate and solve various challenges in supply chains.
Experience of working with cross-functional/cross-cultural teams, managing relationships, and leading projects and complex change initiatives.
Must be adaptable and manage multiple tasks at the same time.
A collaborative working style, with a strong ability to build relationships, gain credibility, and partner with internal customers and co-workers.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint).
Excellent English communication skills, both written and spoken.
Knowledge of Chemical or Paint industry and markets preferred, but not essential,
Educated to degree and/or Diploma level or equivalent.
Knowledge of SAGE & Formulator financial and chemical software packages.

Please send letter of interest and resume to: -

Keywords: Rapid Cure Technologies, Syracuse , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Liverpool, New York

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