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Posted by: Alban Caterpillar on Oct 11, 2017


Elkridge, MD

Job Description:

Alban CAT, the Caterpillar dealer for the mid-Atlantic Region is accepting applications for a Purchasing Agent for our Elkridge branch.

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for managing the purchasing function in compliance with company policies and procedures. Researches and evaluates vendors on customer support, product quality and on-time delivery rate. Develops and negotiates terms and conditions for company purchases. Works closely with vendors to negotiate best deals for freight charges, import/export shipments and volume discounts for miscellaneous supplies, equipment, furniture, vending, etc. Issues purchase orders and ensures purchases are cost effective and within budget and procurement guidelines. Verifies purchase requisitions match the estimates. Tracks shipments and works with vendors regarding delays in due dates or damaged shipments. Processes vendor invoices and resolves problems. Generates comprehensive reports with relevant information related to materials ordered, delivery dates, payment status and other similar information. Negotiates and manages return material authorizations and ensures credits are received. Maintains contract agreements and other related correspondence. Conducts annual audit of CAT and non-CAT inventory, resolving any issues and performs various other duties as assigned.

Minimum of three years of purchasing experience and previous experience negotiating terms and conditions for a variety of purchases and business expenses. Accounting experience preferred. Must be proficient with MS Office and be able to develop comprehensive reports detailing purchases. Must have strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent time management skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment is required.


Medical, Dental, Vision and 401(k)

Employment Authorized
Alban CAT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify Alban CAT by calling 410.686.7777 and asking for the Human Resources Department. Alban CAT is a federal contractor. Alban CAT is a drug free workplace.

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About Alban Caterpillar

Alban Caterpillar is the exclusive Caterpillar dealer for Maryland, Northern Virginia, Southern Delaware, and the West Virginia Panhandle. Alban sells and supports the full line of Caterpillar equipment. Enjoy the security and career advantages of a financially strong company with excellent benefits.

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