Purchasing Agent

Posted 3/14/17

Southeastern Tool and Die, a one-stop metal fabrication shop located in Aberdeen, NC, is looking for a Purchasing Agent to join our team! Southeastern Tool and Die is an industry leader that provides award-winning machining and fabrication to companies, worldwide. Our goal is to provide turn-key solutions while maintaining consistent quality in the products we produce and integrity in the services we provide.

Position Overview:

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for procurement of materials while delivering substantial cost savings without compromising quality. The successful candidate will develop a broad understanding of Southeastern’s purchasing process and proactively identify any areas that need improvement. They will also continually develop and implement a process improvement plan with the end result desired by the company, and customer, in mind.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Promote cross-functional interaction with other departments to establish processes, policies, and procedures to manage the demand for materials and services
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and leverage business to achieve a reduction in costs, terms, quality, communication, etc.
  • Maintain purchasing related supplier information in company ERP system
  • Resolve order discrepancies
  • Implement supply chain initiatives and look for streamlining opportunities while adhering to best practices
  • Identify single source situations by exploring other supply sources to mitigate risks
  • Evaluate supplier performance by looking at deliveries, communication, pricing, and terms
  • Analyze market conditions to assist in the planning of sales trends
  • Prioritize purchases according to production’s needs

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail and sharp negotiating skills
  • Proven track record of supplier management
  • Robust knowledge of manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Strong relationship building, influencing, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills
  • ERP/MRP experience and expert knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint


  • Prefer at minimum an Associate’s Degree in Business Discipline
  • 4+ years sourcing and purchasing experience

Please send resume to:

Stephanie Daugherty, HR/EHS Manager, 910-944-7677




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