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Purchasing

  • Purchasing Agent

    GEOKON is a manufacturer of sensors and instrumentation used in civil, mining and structural engineering projects throughout the world.

    We are seeking a skilled and personable Purchasing Agent to assist us with buying goods and services for our business. The ideal candidate will have a keen eye for detail and strong analytical mindset. You should know how to evaluate market conditions and different suppliers. Communication skills will assist you to negotiate effectively and maintain profitable relationships. This is a full time position.

    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

    • Review MRP buy advices for accuracy
    • Create and issue purchase orders
    • Review and process requisitions
    • Maintain procurement records
    • Provide Accounting with necessary information to process invoices
    • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods with Quality Department and vendors
    • Follow up with Vendors to expedite the delivery of goods
    • Review purchase orders and contracts for conformance to Company Policies
    • Contact suppliers to obtain pricing and availability
    • Assist with purchasing systems and procedures

    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

    • High School Diploma or equivalent required
    • 1-3 years’ experience

    Other Requirements:

    • Demonstrated experience in negotiating prices, terms and conditions
    • Knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing best practices
    • Problem solver with a strong analytical mindset
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers a must
    • Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office: Microsoft® Word™, Excel®, and Outlook® software)
    • Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude and providing exemplary customer service
    • Ability to work independently and to carry out assignments to completion within parameters of instructions given, prescribed routines, and standard accepted practices
    • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
    • Manufacturing methods and procedures
    • Excellent customer service skills
    • Must be authorized to work in the United States

    This opportunity is located in Lebanon, NH, near Dartmouth College, and resides within the scenic Upper Valley region of New Hampshire, which offers a wide-range of year-round recreational and cultural opportunities.

    GEOKON is an outstanding company offering competitive salaries and excellent benefits including Medical/Dental, Life/Disability Insurance and 401(k).

    Please or send (no phone calls please) your résumé, with salary history, to:

    Manager, Human Resources

    GEOKON

    48 Spencer Street

    Lebanon, NH 03766

  • GEOKON is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact 603-448-1562 ext. 1013 for assistance. US citizen or authorization to work in the US is required.

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