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Junior Purchasing Agent

Company: Helix Electric
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

DETAILED JOB DESCRIPTION:

Helix Electric was founded in 1985 and is now one of the nation's largest and most successful electrical contracting companies. Our commitment to empowering people and powering projects is realized by our exceptional team of dedicated and highly skilled experts working together and never settling for good enough. We are proud of the team-oriented and employee-empowered business approach that defines our unique character.

Job Duties

  • Understand the company's buying strategy and how it applies to the department and product area
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the products in the assigned category
  • Understand the needs of our customers and how they relate to the products we sell
  • Monitor market trends and competitor activity to identify opportunities and threats
  • Work with suppliers to negotiate the best possible terms for the company
  • Prepare and present proposals to the Buying Manager for approval
  • Place orders with suppliers and monitor progress to ensure timely delivery
  • Analyze sales data to identify trends and make recommendations to the Buying Manager
  • Undertake any other duties as may be reasonably requested by the Buying Manager

    Skills

    Negotiation:Negotiation is the ability to persuade others to agree with your ideas. Buyers often use negotiation skills to convince suppliers to offer them the best prices on products.

    Communication:Communication is the act of exchanging information with others. Buyers often communicate with suppliers, managers, and other employees to discuss product information, pricing and other details.

    Research:Junior buyers need to be able to research products and services to find the best deals. This can also include researching the product's production and distribution processes to ensure the company is providing the best product at the best price.

    Organization:Junior buyers need to be organized to ensure they complete all their tasks on time. They should be able to prioritize their tasks and manage their time wisely to ensure they complete all their responsibilities.

    Experience

    Knowledge of electrical construction materials and methods

    Previous electrical distribution experience preferred

    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Helix Electric, Las Vegas , Junior Purchasing Agent, Sales , Las Vegas, Nevada

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