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Purchasing Agent

Company: Aston Carter
Location: Omaha
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


Travel and meet suppliers to explain proper collection requirements

Determine and achieve optimum inventory level.

Work with Suppliers to achieve and maintain status as approved/conditionally approved supplier.

Place purchase orders for materials and products.

Follow up on purchase orders for status, lead times and ETAs.

Work with suppliers, accounting, receiving to resolve discrepancies and issues.

Review and analyze procurement data to achieve maximum efficiency within the purchasing department.

Work with logistic vendors and suppliers to provide optimized shipping solutions.

Investigate, track and work to resolve freight claims.

Support strategic sourcing for current and new suppliers, based on purchasing guidelines.

Maintain purchasing system for supplier information.

Work with suppliers to achieve best Terms and Conditions.

Partnering with offsite storage facilities.

Contract negotiations.

As the workload demand changes for the department, additional responsibilities may be required.

Additional Skills & Qualifications:

Experience in the meat processing area preferred

Knowledge of beef and pork offal a plus

Experience with food, pharmaceutical and manufacturing environments preferred

Experience with FDA and USDA guidelines preferred

Experience in procurement of pork and/or beef by products preferred

Experience in agriculture, food, or pet food is preferred

Minimum of 5 years of procurement and supply chain experience

Strong organizational, analytical, financial and problem-solving skills

High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

Ability to multitask and prioritize work loads

Experience with Microsoft Dynamics a plus

About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we're dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions - from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients' capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today's workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation, such as the modification or adjustment of the job application process or interviewing process due to a disability, please call 888-237-6835 or email ( for other accommodation options. However, if you have questions about this position, please contact the Recruiter located at the bottom of the job posting. The Recruiter is the sole point of contact for questions about this position.

Keywords: Aston Carter, Omaha , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Omaha, Nebraska

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