Purchasing Agent

Bend, Oregon
Epic HQ
Depends on Experience  Hourly
Full Time

Are you passionate about aviation and working for a dynamic growing company? Epic Aircraft LLC is the manufacturer of high performance single-engine turboprop aircraft based in Bend, Oregon.  We are seeking enthusiastic, hardworking candidates to join our fun and growing team. The FAA certified E1000 is the fastest, highest performing, most affordable and comfortable, six-place single-engine turboprop in the world.

Position Description:

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for order placement from our vendors and suppliers. Tasks include utilization of our forecasting system, projecting stock levels, monitoring the timeliness of deliveries, ensuring the adequate supply of all required materials, components and equipment, delivering cost savings for the company, managing supplier relationships including price negotiation, helping to source alternative items, resolving disputes and claims with vendors and suppliers, maintaining current and accurate supplier programs, developing new relationships with distributors, and working to create and promote a safe environment. Some overtime and weekend hours may be requested.

Your Day-to-Day:

  • Verifies purchase requisitions generated by our forecasting system.
  • Projecting stock levels, monitor deliveries, ensuring the adequate supply of all required materials, components and equipment.
  • Prepares purchase orders and verifying specifications and price.
  • Place orders with vendors and suppliers and continue to follow-up with them to ensure delivery deadlines are met.
  • Keeps information accessible by sorting and filing documents.
  • Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Source alternative items as requested.
  • Resolving disputes and claims with vendors and suppliers.
  • Developing new relationships with vendors and suppliers.
  • Process returns for Non-Conforming materials and products.

What You Bring to the Team (Requirements):

  • Must be Authorized to work in the U.S. for Any Employer
  • 2+ years of Purchasing experience or Aerospace experience.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Possess the ability to work productively, affectively, and independently with initiative and drive under tight deadlines and pressure while maintaining attention to detail and quality.
  • Willingness to learn, improve and adapt.
  • Relevant skills in basic MS Office applications Excel and Word.

Benefits Include:

  • Paid time off
  • Seven paid holidays plus the week between Christmas Day & New Year's Day
  • Company paid health, vision and dental benefits
  • 401K retirement plan with matching program
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Friendly team environment
  • Fun company events!
  • Live and work in Beautiful Bend, Oregon: https://www.visitbend.com/