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Centro Incorporated Purchasing Engineer in North Liberty, Iowa

Purchasing Engineer

Posted: 6/8/2021

Location: North Liberty, IA

The Purchasing Engineer is responsible for assigned procurement activities to achieve efficient, on-time, and cost effective delivery of quality materials necessary for Centro’s manufacturing operations. Assists in the development and implementation of Centro’s procurement strategies and supply management programs. Works closely with engineering, sales, and manufacturing to fully understand their needs, and responds accordingly to fulfill them. Responsibilities

  • Procures price proposals and confirms delivery dates for necessary materials.

  • Develops optimum inventory levels of materials and accessories.

  • Evaluates and reviews all requests for quotes for purchased components working with Project, Sales and Quality Engineers on new and existing products.

  • Analyzes all quotes and determines best option regarding price, order quantity, leadtime, and approved supplier for all new components.

  • Assists Engineering in creation of value added specifications, as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be high school graduate. An Associate or bachelors degree/or additional courses relating to applied science or any engineering discipline, purchasing materials management, business concepts and computers preferred.

  • Two years of direct experience in purchasing and materials management within a manufacturing environment highly preferred.

  • Must be able to organize, coordinate, and implement detailed purchasing and materials management plans in a timely manner. Excellent organizational and analytical skills are required.

    A pre-employment drug screen and physical are required.

    Centro is an equal opportunity employer.

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