Purchasing Agent

Position Details


Danville, AR



Job Details

1st Employment is currently seeking a Purchasing Agent in Danville, AR.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain lowest possible cost for purchases with full consideration given to service level, delivery time, and level of quality
  • Communicates with vendors to obtain product and service information, such as price, availability, and delivery schedule, thereby ensuring the ability to meet production requirements
  • Considers price, quality, availability, and, reliability when choosing which vendors to do business with
  • Maintains manual or computerized records, such as items/services purchased, cost, delivery, product performance, and inventories
  • Prepares requests for bids with accurate, detailed information to vendors
  • Convert purchase requests to purchase orders after reviewing bid proposals
  • Monitors orders in progress to ensure items are delivered according to specified time, and checks on orders that are past due specified due date
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine the problem and take corrective action
  • Update delivery dates on purchase orders based on information provided by suppliers
  • Expedite shipments from Suppliers
  • Enter quotes into E2 & request additional information from buyer/vendor when necessary
  • Resolve issues with late shipments & production issues via email/phone


Education and/or Experience
  • Minimum high school diploma – additional education, degrees, or certificates a plus
  • Proficient in Excel, MS Office, and Outlook
  • Must have good negotiating skills
  • Strong organizational, leadership, time management, and communication skills required
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs
  • Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task
  • Ability to organize, plan, and problem solve
  • Self motivated with the willingness & personality to work in a team oriented environment

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1st Employment – Conway

707 Robins Street
Suite 101
Conway, AR 72034



Monday – Friday | 8am to 4pm

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1st Employment is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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