Gatan, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of high-quality instrumentation and software for imaging and analysis in TEM and SEM applications.
The Gatan name is recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high quality products and the industry's leading technology.
We are currently seeking a Purchasing Agent - Electronics for the Materials Department in our Warrendale, PA manufacturing facility.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Controls material supply and determines optimal stocking quantities and lot sizes for parts
Reviews proposals and quotes; negotiates pricing and terms
Identifies and secures cost savings opportunities and quality improvements
Places and expedites purchase orders; maintains and updates systems and documentation
Meets goals for savings and inventory turns
Communicates with internal departments to meet business goals for on time delivery
Responsible for tracking late deliveries and negotiating returns on defective materials
Other duties as assigned
Proficient with MS Office Suite.
Experience working with cross-functional project teams
Strong interpersonal skills.
Good oral and written communication skills
Must be able to think independently, solve difficult problems, and achieve goals
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
3 years of experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.