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Purchasing Agent

Company: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation
Location: Atlantic City
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Purchasing Agent (Buyer)It's an amazing time to join Sarcos, a leading robotics company undergoing significant growth. As an undisputed industry leader in dexterous robotic systems, Sarcos is creating technology to empower people. We don't replace human productivity, we enhance it, by making people stronger, keeping them safer, and getting to places people couldn't, or shouldn't, otherwise go. We don't just build robots. We build new possibilities for the real people getting it done.Sarcos brings together the brightest minds in robotics to provide creative options to carrying out the world's most dangerous tasks. We place a large emphasis on collaboration & teamwork, because the problems being solved are extremely challenging and require contributions from people with expertise in a wide variety of disciplines. If you're interested in working on the forefront of robotics with a creative team of great people, come join us!Purchasing AgentThe purchasing agent is responsible for the sourcing and buying of services, supplies, and materials needed to support all operations. This is a high-visibility position that will involve collaboration and coordination with supply chain, manufacturing, engineering, finance, and quality. This role plans, organizes, and executes purchasing activities while improving existing processes and procedures for buying services, supplies, and materials. This position understands domestic and international purchasing procedures, works closely with domestic and foreign vendors, and determines the best methods of delivery. This position works directly with suppliers and internal customers to provide exceptional customer service. As a key contributor to Sarcos' performance, this role provides feedback on procurement issues with recommended solutions to inform senior leader decisions in support of growth goals.Role/Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and issues purchase orders in response to reorder point triggers, planning needs, and other internal stakeholder needs
  • Confers with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Performs follow up on purchase orders for delivery status from vendors; expedites ingredient orders as needed
  • Arranges for the return, credit, or replacement of non-conforming materials
  • Works closely with finance to maintain acceptable payment terms and resolves problems or disputes in a timely manner
  • Maintains accurate vendor records, including pricing and descriptions
  • Obtains and electronically files order confirmations and other documentation with the corresponding purchase order
  • Coordinates with quality control and confirms incoming inspection processes are followed
  • Coordinates with the warehouse on stock levels and maintains appropriate inventory
  • Investigates and resolves pricing, part number, unit of measure, or receipt discrepancies
  • Works with vendors to resolve problems related to delayed inbound freight, shipping damage, packaging problems, labeling, deviations from quantities and products ordered
  • Supports negotiations of terms and conditions, delivery schedules, rebates, and prices with vendorsCompetencies:
    • Persuasive oral/written communication abilities
    • Professional, articulate, positive attitude
    • Customer service focus
    • Team oriented
    • Ability to multitask and prioritize
    • Effective time management and organization skills
    • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills
    • Innately possesses accountability, fearless risk-taking and measurable achievement
    • Flexible and adaptable (willing to work on other technical problems as needed)
    • Insatiable curiosity for science, technology and understanding of how things work Qualifications:
      • High School diploma, Associates or Bachelor's degree in business or related field preferred
      • 5+ years in purchasing, contracts administration, project management, or other related fields
      • Solid analytical skills in forecasting and anticipating manufacturing needs and capabilities
      • Strong negotiation and networking skills
      • Experience in collecting and analyzing data
      • Knowledge of sourcing and procurement techniques
      • Proficiency in MS Office suite
      • Proficient in NetSuite preferred
      • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system or Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system experience preferredWork Environment and Physical Demands:
        • Work is performed Monday through Friday (Mountain Time) with ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary. Option for virtual work.
        • Minimal travel (
        • Safety awareness is absolutely essential at all times while in the work area.
        • Must be able to stand and sit for extended times.Core Company ValuesAt Sarcos, we value our people, empower our teams, promote innovation, and strive to make a positive impact on the world. Here is how we define them: Value Our People At Sarcos, we put our people first. We know that if we take care of our people, everything else will fall into place. We lead, and listen, with empathy to ensure diverse perspectives are rewarded and that our benefits, culture, and rewards meet our team members' needs. Empower Our Team We encourage our team members to ask questions, offer ideas, take risks, make decisions, take on more responsibility over time and grow in their careers. We cultivate a bias for action and reward people for taking risks and sharing sooner. Innovate With more than fifty years of groundbreaking research, product development, and discovery, our team members are encouraged to innovate to delight our customers. Positively Impact the World As a company, we endeavor to make a positive impact on the world by developing reliable robotics systems that empower humans to do their jobs safely and efficiently. Guiding PrinciplesThese guiding principles are also built on a foundation of our core values of Trust, Respect, Team. Below are what these three words mean to the Sarcos team: TRUST
          • Our integrity is uncompromising; we promote honesty, follow-through, and transparency.
          • We encourage team members to be authentic, building a community of support which benefits us all.
          • We value the talent and skills of each team member's contribution in achieving our goals.
          • We are empowered to communicate freely, knowing our perspective will be valued. RESPECT
            • We recognize and appreciate the importance and dedication of each team member, regardless of role.
            • We assume noble intent and find value in the creative solutions that can come from perspectives that are different from our own.
            • We are professionals; we treat our customers, stakeholders, partners, and each other with dignity.
            • We empower team members to take risks, learn, and grow. TEAM
              • We cultivate strong relationships among team members by supporting and advocating for one another.
              • We value intellectual curiosity and are proactive with presenting innovative solutions.
              • We encourage one another to speak up and listen to all the voices in the room.
              • We believe in, and are accountable to, ourselves and those around us. In essence, BE A GOOD HUMAN Together, our guiding principles and core values define who we are as individuals and as a Team. By leveraging and building upon the strengths of each, we will deliver on our important mission to improve worker productivity, safety, and longevity through robotics.No calls or agencies please.Proof of right to lawfully work in the United States required. This position is not eligible for VISA sponsorship.Sarcos is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, Females, Minority, Veterans, Disabled, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Sex, Religion, National Origin.Powered by JazzHRQh7PfslBOw

Keywords: Sarcos Technology and Robotics Corporation, Camden , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Atlantic City, New Jersey

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