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Konecranes Abp | Milwaukee, WI
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Job Description

Country: United States (US)

Location: West Allis, Wisconsin (US-WI)

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At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name - people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.

Konecranes has an opening for a Purchasing Agent and, depending on candidate qualifications, this position could be a senior level or entry level position.This position is approximately 80% tactical and 20% strategic.

* Purchase parts and obtain quotes from both internal and external suppliers for the Region Americas Parts business unit.
* Create Purchase Orders daily totaling approximately 30+ lines, from purchase requisitions.
* Obtain Quotes for motors, brakes, and mechanical components from both internal and external suppliers.
* Work with suppliers to resolve non-conforming product issues and expedite orders.
* Approve invoices for payment, and reconcile receipt and invoice discrepancies.
* Work with Corporate Purchasing to identify and best utilize a network of preferred suppliers.
* Identify and implement cost saving initiatives.
* Responsible for daily review of open purchase requisitions and sourcing material to sources with the required capabilities, capacity and quality program required for a demanding market.
* Act on system generated material exceptions, expediting, delaying or cancelling on-order material as necessary, and communicating results to the required group or individual.
* Perform continuous system maintenance in SAP at the part number, supplier, and Purchasing Agent levels to assure system integrity is intact and information is correct for all viewers.
* Evaluate effectiveness of suppliers in terms of (1) pricing and cost reductions, (2) on time delivery performance, and (3) consistent quality.
* The Purchasing Agent is responsible for communicating all component requirements to the potential supply sources, assuring strict conformance to Konecranes product specifications and quality program.
* Work within the team including customer service, and other internal groups to determine the best methods of supporting customers.

Some travel may be required to visit suppliers; other Konecranes locations as well as corporate headquarters for training. Travel can be up to 15%. Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION: Bachelors Degree strongly preferred in the areas of Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline. Knowledge of SAP, manufacturing processes, technical drawings, and Microsoft Office is preferred.

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Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™-, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,000 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.