Purchasing Agent

MicroCare Corp.

New Britain, CT


Imagine working for a company that knows their employees are the key to its success, a company that provides exceptional results while being environmentally conscious and ahead of the curve in research and development; MicroCare LLC is that company. We are a trusted global provider of critical cleaning solutions with a best-in-class employee population. Currently we are searching for a Purchasing Agent to join our growing team!  This position does not offer relocation assistance.

 

MicroCare, LLC is an ISO 9001:2015 registered company specializing in cleaning coating and lubricating fluids used in the installation and manufacture of a broad range of products in the electronics, medical, fiber optic and metal fabricating industries. Since 1983 we have pioneered hundreds of environmentally progressive and sustainable products in response to emerging regulatory demands and our customers' evolving cleaning and coating needs.

Voted as one of the best places to work in Connecticut, two years in a row, MicroCare is a company with a heart. At all our facilities in Connecticut and across the globe, we work in a cheerful, inclusive, and collaborative environment where we respect, encourage, and support our customers, our suppliers and each other. We like to laugh; have fun and we make an important impact. 

MicroCare, LLC offers competitive salaries and benefits: Medical, Dental, Disability, 401k plan, Holiday and Paid Time Off. We strive to connect with, engage with and improve the lives of our employees, our customers, and the communities in which we operate. We are headquartered in central Connecticut accessible from both Greater Hartford and New Haven.  This position is located at our New Britain facility.

 

RESPONSIBILITES

  1. Generate purchase orders for the acquisition of materials that meet the quantity and quality expectations of the organization. 
  2. Utilize the MRP functionality in Chempax and maintain master data and planning parameters.
  3. Monitor and analyze material inventory levels and replenish stock as needed to support USA operations.
  4. Maintain open purchase orders, follow up with vendors and inform operations of any delays that might impact production.
  5. Review market trends and supplier lead-times, adjust planning parameters as necessary.
  6. Review historical demand patterns and sales forecasting, adjust re-order points as necessary. 
  7. Establish and maintain open lines of communication with Logistics, Quality, Marketing, Sales, Receiving and Manufacturing.
  8. Work with Quality to investigate supplier quality issues, driving resolution and corrective action.
  9. Strive to minimize on-hand-inventory and increase inventory turns while ensuring manufacturing requirements are satisfied.
  10. Assess and mitigate risks related to supplier disruptions, quality issues, or geopolitical factors and develop contingency plans to manage supply chain disruptions and ensure business continuity.
  11. Support new product introductions, placing initial orders and monitoring demand.
  12. Process orders for non-inventory products as required, including facilities, office, and breakroom supplies. 
  13. Provide cost savings through negotiating costs and deliveries with vendors on one-time purchases and/or contract purchases.
  14. Support accounts payable as needed to ensure payables are processed timely and accurately.
  15. Collaborate with sales and marketing to ensure market intelligence is incorporated into the sales forecast.
  16. Promote an incident free workplace by complying with safety policies and procedures and participating in company safety trainings.
  17. Other tasks as assigned.

 

COMPETENCIES/EXPERIENCE

 

  • Strong collaborator with ability to interact professionally with internal staff and external contacts at all levels
  • Possess excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities with confident decision-making skills
  • Strong organization and planning skills, with developed attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent negotiating skills with ability to build and maintain long term vendor relationships

 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The job requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience
  • Minimum of 4 years of related sourcing experience in manufacturing environment
  • Advanced Excel and experience with automated MRP a must
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to travel as required

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS        

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Previous Procurement/Purchasing experience from manufacturing environment
  • ERP system- Chempax

 

PHYSICAL/ENVIRONMENTAL QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Continuous sitting
  • Continuous keyboard use/repetitive hand motion
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