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Purchasing Agent

Company: Crown Holdings
Location: Martinsville
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

About Crown: CROWN Cork & Seal USA, Inc., a wholly owned company of Crown Holdings, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of packaging products for consumer goods. At Crown, we are passionate about helping our customers build their brands and connect with consumers around the world. We do this by delivering innovative packaging that offers significant value for brand owners, retailers and consumers alike. With operations in 47 countries employing over 33,000 people and net sales of over $11 billion, we are uniquely positioned to bring best practices in quality and manufacturing to our customers to drive their businesses locally and globally. Sustaining a leadership position requires us to build a team of highly talented, dedicated and driven individuals. Division Overview: Crown's Beverage Division manufactures a variety of packaging solutions for soft drinks, craft beers, coffees and teas as well as new energy drinks. Crown Beverage leads the packaging industry with innovative technologies that redefine how the world looks at beverage cans. With a large printable surface area and a wide range of sizes, shapes and decorating options, our aluminum cans are the perfect packaging format to create compelling brand presence where it counts. Here is your chance to join the Crown Beverage Division. Location: Crown is building a brand new manufacturing facility in Martinsville, Virginia. This state-of-the-art facility will manufacture specialty beverage cans for some of the top consumer product companies. We are in the process of assembling a world class team of individuals to operate this facility and are looking for a Purchasing Agent. Duties And Responsibilities: Reporting directly to the Plant Accountant, the Purchasing Agent responsibilities would include, but will not be limited to, the following: * Prepare or edit purchase requisitions from various personnel. Review requisitions to verify accuracy of specifications, account codes, commodity codes and item codes. * Support and partnership with PM&R group for product selection, price negotiations and purchasing decisions. * Contact vendors for comparative quotes; Assures proper evaluation of vendors for best cost /best business practices for sourcing * Create purchase orders for the acquisition of materials utilizing best cost / business practices for sourcing and following Company process and authorization matrix * Place orders with suppliers or vendors and ensuring that documentation is in order, with terms and conditions being clear. * Schedule or expedite deliveries of goods and services and obtain confirmation. Secure most cost-effective delivery method for sourced materials * Manage inventory levels in E-maintenance to assure maximum availability to meet requirements, while striving for lowest inventory levels. * Provide backup support for Storeroom Attendant * Provide administrative assistance as needed within department and across plant Job Requirements Job Requirements: * High school diploma or equivalent with 3+ years of previous similar work experience in a manufacturing setting * Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects/tasks at the same time * Effective and proven communication skills (both written and verbal) working in a team environment. * Proven work history in the ability to keep accurate and up to date records. * In-depth working knowledge of all components of the Microsoft Office software * Working experience using an AS400 system is a plus Competencies: * Proficient data processing skills * Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills as well as skilled at relationship building with vendors. * Manages multiple vendors to effectively source materials * Work collaboratively within a team as well as independently and * Actively engages in team work to help solve simple and complex purchasing and other business problems * Handle concurrent multiple complex tasks with tight deadlines. * Solid Lean experience with hands-on familiarity and incorporates lean thinking and Kaizen principles in purchasing work. * Performs all job duties and responsibilities according to job-specific safety guidelines; wears all appropriate PPE. Physical Requirements: * While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and may be required to balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl * The associate may lift and/or move up to 50 pounds * Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus Working Conditions: * Generally works in an office, and on occasion in a warehouse/manufacturing environment. * While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be exposed to light lifting, warehouse forklift traffic. * Production noise level is frequently loud. Crown offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including medical/dental/vision/prescription/ life insurance and income protection benefits as well as a company funded pension plan, 401(K), stock purchase, tuition reimbursement and gainsharing programs. Also, as part of our Total Safety Culture, Crown is committed to the safety, health and well-being of all our employees and their families. * Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Travel Crown is an equal opportunity employer. Crown does not discriminate against any candidate or employee on the basis of race, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, religion, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Keywords: Crown Holdings, Roanoke , Purchasing Agent, Sales , Martinsville, Virginia

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