Senior Buyer

AGI SureTrack

Dates

Closing: February 25, 2022

Posted: January 4, 2022

Location

Lenexa, KS, USA

Job Department

General

To apply for this position, please send your resume to careers@aggrowth.com. Please use the job title as the subject line for reference.

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About AGI

AGI is a global food-based infrastructure company publicly traded in Canada. With over 3,800 employees and over 30 global manufacturing brands, AGI is a leading provider of equipment and technology solutions for agricultural commodities including seed, fertilizer, grain and feed systems and an expanding platform for food processing facilities.

Today, AGI’s product portfolio also includes cutting edge solutions that leverage IoT enabled devices, sensor technology and cloud computing.  The AGI SureTrack product is an independent hardware and software platform that brings together data across the farm, in real time, and provides customers with the ability to manage their crop production, manage their overall business, and market their grain based on content and robust traceability.  With a customer base that includes Growers, Ag Retail, Grain Buyers and Food Processors, AGI SureTrack is an independent farm operating platform, with supply chain visibility and complete crop management.

Safety and teamwork are the cornerstones of our global culture. In all aspects of our business, diverse and inclusive teams work together to deliver quality products, solutions, and services for our customers around the world.  Our mission is to supply the world’s food infrastructure, and in the process, enrich the lives of our employees, customers, and shareholders, and the communities of which we are a part.  

The Opportunity  

This position will be responsible for executing purchase orders, negotiating prices and delivery, forecasting lead time and delivery requirements, communication with vendors, and working closely to forecast raw material usage.

The Team

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this role will work closely with inventory clerks, production scheduling, and production managers.

Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze system shortages to issue purchase orders as appropriate
  • Seek out electronic components, mechanical components, and other raw materials / assembled parts for sale through several vendors
  • Negotiate purchase prices and delivery schedules through forecasting for several months of requirements
  • Keep meticulous records on all transactions; utilize ERP/MRP system to issue POS and develop forecast requirements.
  • Keep open purchase order reporting up to date
  • Work closely with the product engineering team on purchase product changes and new product developments that require new purchased components
  • Inform vendors of our purchasing requirements and ensure all tasks are fulfilled
  • Work closely with the Purchasing Manager and Master Scheduler to develop forecast and schedule deliveries for JIT shipments

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Minimum 3+ years of purchasing or operations experience in a warehouse/manufacturing setting.
  • Made2Manage or other ERP system knowledge and Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Ability to follow safety requirements for the facility
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent communication skills on all fronts (listening and speaking)
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills to be able to get along well with other workers (cohesion)
  • Ability to work collaborate departments to achieve needed results
  • Must have good coordination and organizational abilities. This is needed in a bid to always deliver products on time to customers
  • Must have good time management abilities
  • Must understand the basics of customer care
  • Willingness to work as part of a team or even lead a team when called upon
  • Ability to multitask if need be and display urgency while carrying out duties
  • Ability to be creative and innovative in needed solutions
  • Must have a basic knowledge of computer software and operation
  • Must be familiar or have a basic understanding of ERP systems

 

How To Apply

Apply today! Click the Apply Today button above or email careers@aggrowth.com with your cover letter and resume and note the job you’re applying for in the subject line.

We thank you for applying, however, only those selected to continue in the interview process will be contacted.

AGI is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

Accommodations are available upon request for candidates with a disability taking part in the recruitment process and once hired.