Purchasing Agent

Primarily responsible for issuing PO’s, managing supplier relationships, and negotiating commercial terms of purchase including quality, price, delivery and specifications. Primary goal is to provide maximum customer service levels in a timely efficient manner relative to all procurement functions.

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Job Summary

Location: Helper, UT


Issue PO’s to suppliers as required.

Manage supplier relationships with designated suppliers/product lines to ensure required customer service levels are met while maintaining or improving the company’s cost position.

In conjunction with applicable personnel, negotiate commercial terms of purchase including quality, price, delivery, and specifications.

Develop RFQ’s as required and issue same to approved suppliers.

Work with applicable company personnel to qualify suppliers to improve quality, service levels and cost position provided to the company.

Work with company personnel in a collaborative manner to pursue and ensure improvements in supplier quality, cost and delivery.

Edits purchase requests and prepares purchase orders.

Consults catalogs and other references to obtain prices and specifications.

Maintains files and records of materials, prices, inventories and deliveries.

May contact vendors and suppliers for quotations and follow up on outstanding purchase orders.

Enhances professional growth and development through participation in educational programs, current literature, meetings, workshops, etc.


Minimum Education: Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

Minimum Experience: Must have previous data entry, basic accounting, and
inventory control experience.

Minimum Skills: Knowledge of common word processing and database systems. Knowledge of basic accounting and inventory control activities. Must have good communication and organizational skills.


Full-time position

Benefits-eligible: medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, paid vacation, etc.

Swanson Industries, Inc. is a global leader in engineered hydraulics, providing hydraulic cylinder manufacturing, remanufacturing, and repair services for the mining and mobile industries. We are poised for continuous growth as we expand our global presence. For more information, visit www.swansonindustries.com!

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