A manufacturer and supplier of steel-making technology is seeking an experienced Purchasing Specialist at their facility located north of Pittsburgh.
Run daily purchase requirements reports to prepare requisitions of materials, goods, and services.
Develop and maintain key vendor relationships for optimum pricing without compromising corporate integrity.
Prepare requests for quotations and determine most cost effective purchase.
Update purchase requisitions with appropriate pricing and submit for approval.
Upon approval, convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders.
Submit purchase orders to vendors and obtain order acknowledgements.
Expedite and track incoming and outgoing shipments for on-time performance.
Run daily purchase past due reports and follow up with any vendors that are not on track to meet delivery dates.
Troubleshoot purchase order receipt variances to ensure paperwork matches.
Negotiate pricing that is most favorable for the Company in an ethical manner.
Work with Engineering on price quotations for estimating and/or engineering specific projects.
Keep informed of market conditions related to metals and pricing trends.
AS or BS Degree in Business, or related field and a minimum of 5 years of purchasing experience
Manufacturing background related to material specifications, machined components, and welded components
Must have a proven record of negotiating skills with various suppliers and vendors
I.T. inventory management experience preferred
Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Working knowledge of ERP systems; Syteline preferred
Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and documentation
Understanding of ISO quality control system procedures and requirements
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong planning and organizational skills
Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline driven environment
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
About JH Technical Services, Inc.
JH Technical Services, Inc. / JH Staffing Services was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. JH has become one of the area’s fastest growing and most respected staffing firms, and is focused on assisting both clients and candidates throughout the tri-state area. We offer contract, contract to hire, and permanent placement options. The industries that we specialize in include the following: Engineering, Architecture, Information Technology, Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, and Professional/Office. The Right Recruiter. The Right Measurements. The Right Candidates.