Energy-Storage Purchasing Agent 6 views


Experienced purchasing professional to coordinate day-to-day activities relative to purchased services: Non-Direct (maintenance, repair, operations). Main responsibility would be to review and manage service contracts for purchased services & the repair/maintenance of the facility. Solicit and analyze quotes & propose sourcing direction, based on the most favorable price consistent with quality, quantity (if applicable), & execution for the organization. Manage purchases of services and work directly in support of facility needs and other activities as required. Collaborate with department managers, engineers, or operations staff, actively participating in the selection and management of the correct vendor source.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the services procurement function.

Coordinates all activities related to procurement of services, beginning with intent to purchase through execution.

Analyzes the requirements of the service, including preliminary specifications, preferred supplier, and required activation date.

Solicits and evaluates proposals/contract/Statement of Work (SOW) for the requested service.

Investigates and/or interviews potential suppliers to determine if they meet the specified requirements.

Prepares supplier sourcing recommendation for review by team members and/or management.

Negotiates the lowest possible cost balanced against the optimum quality & schedule needs.

Implements purchase contracts that comply with company and government regulations.

Assures that the service is executed on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meets the quality standards of the company.

Maintains timely control of orders, amendments, and other documents to assure accurate retention of records.

Coordinates appropriate methods needed to distribute service in a cost effective manner.

Achieve cost avoidance/cost reductions through negotiation and market testing.

Prepare Purchasing reports as required, cost reductions, cost avoidance, POs issued, etc.

Any other job related assignments as requested by management.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management required.
  • 3 – 5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • High-level communication skills: verbal, written, presentation

Ability to calculate figures and analyze data and prepare reports, statements and projections

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


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  • Company LG Chem Michigan
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