Purchasing Agent

Palmetto, Georgia, United States of America
Closing date
30 Mar 2024

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POSITION TITLE: Purchasing Agent Position REPORTS TO: Maintenance Supervisor

DEPT./DIVISION: Engineering & Maintenance LOCATION: Palmetto, GA

Position Summary: Purchases tools, equipment, packaging, office supplies, and raw materials as needed to support the Palmetto, Ga. automated distribution center operations. Executes contracts and builds relationships with outside suppliers as required to acquire necessary items for the effective performance of the Palmetto site. Performs limited typing and clerical duties for maintenance and operations functions. Obtains competitive price quotes for various purchases including operational supplies and maintenance parts inventory. Upon authorization, forwards purchase requests and orders to designated vendor. This position leads the Purchasing module of the site computerized maintenance management (MP2) program.

Primary Responsibilities/Accountabilities of the Job:

Research and locate applicable vendors, conduct interviews / meetings with suppliers to facilitate timely and effective acquisition of items. Obtain competitive quotes and forward authorized purchase requisitions to designated vendor. Perform procurement follow-up and evaluate vendor conformance to terms of the purchase agreement including order expediting. Perform invoice reconciliation and complete weekly accounts payable and monthly accrual reports. Assist Parts Clerk in maintaining appropriate inventory of maintenance parts and supplies. Maintain inventory of all specified shipping and production materials (i.e., Cardboard, paper, labels, ribbon, etc.). Support other miscellaneous operational requirements required daily. Maintain supply room inventory of general operations-based items and office supplies. Manage the issuance and re-order activity of this inventory for the site. Responsible for data input and maintenance of MP2 maintenance system from a Purchasing perspective. Develop various reports / spreadsheets as needed both out of the MP2 system and from spreadsheet software. Request needed MSDS sheets for all chemicals and other items requiring such documentation. Maintain purchasing records and document departmental cost savings. Use company vehicle if required to run errands and purchase miscellaneous supplies Coordinate the return and repair of TF equipment, power supplies, scanners, and replacement parts for maintenance. Perform clerical / administrative assistance for maintenance staff. Monitor and track equipment assignments (i.e., Personal protective equipment, walkie-talkies, powered vehicles). Serve as back-up to switchboard operator when needed and support Parts Clerk in his/her capacity. Perform other duties as assigned. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness.

Internal & External Contacts:

Internal: All management and supervision, office staff, shipping / receiving office

External: Equipment and supply vendors, UPS, RPS, Federal Express

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Direct: N/A

Indirect: N/A

Budgetary Responsibilities:

Obtain competitive quotes to ensure best price / quality.

Decision Making: Research and selection of qualified suppliers including significant external input. Supplier management and relations rest to a limited extent on this position and require daily business acumen to conscientiously manage priorities.


Determine list of vendors to contact for various requests. Reconcile all accounts payable and forward them to corporate office after obtaining appropriate signatures.

Environment: Fast paced with numerous interruptions and demands.

Qualifications & Experience:

Experience: Purchasing background is a plus.

Education: High School Diploma

Skills: Basic computer skills, good telephone skills, mechanical aptitude, good organizational skills, effective communication skills, good math skills.
  • Job Category

Job Category
  • Non-Retail

PVH Corp. or its subsidiary ("PVH") is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applicants for employment on the basis of their individual capabilities and qualifications, consistent with applicable law and without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, military status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. In addition to complying with all applicable laws, PVH also has a strong corporate commitment to inclusion, diversity and to ensuring that all current and future PVH associates are compensated solely on job-related factors such as skill, ability, educational background, work quality, experience and potential. To achieve these goals, across the United States and its territories, PVH prohibits any PVH employee, agent or representative from requesting or otherwise considering any job applicant's current or prior wages, salary or other compensation information in connection with the hiring process. Accordingly, applicants are asked not to disclose this salary history information to PVH


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