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Purchasing Agent (Rail)

Company: KMM
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A seeks a skilled full-time Purchasing Agent in our Rail Car Division at our manufacturing facility in Lincoln, NE. Apply now at
Please note: Sponsorship for employment visa status for these positions is unavailable. Applicants requiring sponsorship for employment visa status now or in the future will not be considered.
Responsibilities of Purchasing Agent:

  • Perform a variety of procurement functions to obtain the highest quality goods and services, including machinery, equipment, tooling, repairs and parts, in order to achieve the optimum value for the organization
  • Develop profitable purchasing strategies
  • Evaluate, coordinate and monitor shipments to ensure efficient operation while maintaining quality and cost
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts
  • Purchasing functions, such as, quoting, negotiating, placing orders, handling quality issues, follow up for on time delivery, expediting, maintaining purchasing budget
  • Research and identify specialized resources inside or outside of the organization that will effectively meet the needs of the situation
  • Communicate clear expectations to the resource; monitor deliverable, evaluate and record results, contact information and other data for future use Qualifications for Purchasing Agent:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain or related field preferred OR Equivalent combination of education and 2-3 years related experience
    • Must be able to display appropriate proficiency with computers and computer applications, such as, Excel and other purchasing databases
    • Ability to diagnose and correct minor issues with hardware and software as needed in order to maintain records or create material
      • Preferred: Proven experience as a Purchasing Agent or relevant role (5-10 years experience)
      • Experience in Blueprint reading
      • Demonstrable experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions
      • A strong analytical mindset to evaluate market conditions and different supplies
        Perks for Purchasing Agent:
        • Great work culture with career growth potential
        • Excellent benefits package including medical, vision, dental, 401(k), and many more
        • Paid holidays, educational reimbursement, and flexible spending account available
        • Employee discount for purchase of company products
        • Company fitness center and wellness program available
        • Educational and relocation reimbursements available
          Kawasaki, working as one for the good of the planet. We are the Kawasaki Group, a global technology leader with diverse integrated strengths. We create new value for a better environment and a brighter future for generations to come.
          We value each of our employees and support efforts to use their talents and abilities in full. We respect diversity and strive to build a workplace in which all employees can live up to their full potential.
          Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. is an Equal Opportunity Employer who complies with all Federal, State and Local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment.

Keywords: KMM, Lincoln , Purchasing Agent (Rail), Sales , Lincoln, Nebraska

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