MRO Purchasing Agent Position Available – Winona, MN

RTP Company, headquartered in Winona, Minn., is a global compounder of custom engineered thermoplastics. The company has over 20 manufacturing plants located in the United States, Mexico, Europe, Singapore and China. RTP Company’s engineers develop customized thermoplastic compounds in over 60 different engineering resin systems for applications requiring color, conductive, elastomeric, flame retardant, high temperature, structural, and wear-resistant properties.

RTP Company is currently seeking an MRO Purchasing Agent for Maintenance, Repairs and Operational products and services supporting RTP Company’s production facilities and office locations throughout the United States and Mexico. The MRO Purchasing Agent is responsible for implementing best in class MRO practices through identifying, developing, and maintaining positive supplier relationships that result in the lowest total cost of procurement of supplies and services using best supply chain practices. The position will support improvement of the purchasing process by combining US MRO Purchases onto common platforms with spend consolidations; streamlining and standardizing purchasing processes for Maintenance, Repairs and Operational products and services; and, optimizing MRO supplies/services in win/win relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers. The role is also responsible for RFQ collection, review, and negotiation of terms.

 Job Duties:

  • Identify and develop supplier relationships through the bidding process and establish timely and cost-effective agreements with preferred suppliers
  • Seek out and implements new cost saving initiatives
  • Purchase to ISO 9001:2008 standards and oversee ISO policies and procedures related to vendor management
  • Ensure that appropriate documentation, inputs, and processes are maintained from requisition to receipt of supplies/services to facilitate the timely payment of invoices
  • Resolve discrepancies through skilled problem-solving methods
  • Establish, track, and report metrics in Excel
  • Develop successful relationships with all levels of the organization to optimize MRO products and services
  • Support for order placement and other tasks as required to meet company and business needs

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or a related field preferred and 4-5 years of MRO purchasing experience, or an equivalent amount of related education and experience
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel, CMMS and CIMPRO
  • Ability to collect and analyze data and pay attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Must be dependable and demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Supervisory skills a plus
  • Must be able to work independently and as a team

RTP Company offers a highly competitive benefits package and a competitive pay based on experience.

For immediate consideration please apply online.

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