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Northwest Industrial Supply, Inc. Purchasing Agent in Billings, Montana

Determine quantities to be purchased based on current inventory levels, sales history, and standard package, availability, and pricing and freight considerations.
Negotiate with suppliers to ensure the company receives prices and terms on the basis as favorable as those being offered to other customers of the suppliers.
Direct and assist in generating purchase orders utilizing the computer system for information and entry.
Research and resolve problems with our suppliers which cannot be handled by other departments to ensure that we receive the proper pricing service and quality product.
Confirm faxed purchase orders.
Get ship dates and ship points for estimated delivery dates.
Enter information in computer including dates, names, and any problems.
Make P.O. adjustments and/or add-ons as necessary.
Print and review P.O. expedite report weekly.
Expedite purchase orders for stock and customers on a regular schedule.
Report any problems and all information to the President.
File freight claims for damaged or lost products and maintains a file to ensure payment by the carriers has been made.