Purchasing Agent

The Basics

Location Milwaukee, WI
Salary $32,500-$37,500 / Year
Benefits package Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Long-term Disability, 9 Paid Holidays, PTO (Paid Time Off), 401(k) Plan
Employment type Full time; 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Start Date As soon as possible
Education High School or Equivalent
Required Experience 3 years

Job Description:

This Purchasing Agent position is the ideal opportunity for someone with Supply Chain or Purchasing education or experience to join a fast paced, growing Purchasing Department. Olympus Group is looking for a highly motivated candidate to grow with our company in a fast paced environment. This person will be responsible for sourcing a wide variety of raw materials and components, ensuring the lowest cost while still meeting quality, delivery, and specification requirements. In addition, this person will be responsible for re-ordering programs of merchandise, following up on late purchase orders, arranging inbound freight from suppliers, and conducting cycle counts.

Position Requirements:

  • Fill custom requests with needed items at an acceptable quality level in time to complete project timeline.
  • Identify and implement savings strategies to determined levels.
  • Finding alternatives to customer requests
  • Identifying alternatives to existing commonly sourced items
  • Participate in department efforts to improve efficiencies in the way items are ordered.
  • Satisfy requests in a reasonable amount of time.
  • Provide input on supplier’s abilities, performance, and results for quarterly scorecard.
  • Perform cycle counts on assigned categories.
  • Schedule and confirm inbound freight shipments.
  • Follow up with vendors on late purchase orders.

A strong candidate will be creative and persistent in the sourcing of hard-to-find items. Candidate will also exhibit the appropriate sense of urgency with internal customers. Experience with MRP systems in a production environment is critical, as is a general understanding of inventory transactions within an MRP system. Candidate must be organized, detail-oriented, and be able to multi-task efficiently.

About Olympus Group

Imagine It. Done.  That’s our company motto and we stand by it. Since 1893, Olympus Group has been a leader in the custom printing and sewing industry. We specialize in grand-format digital and dye-sublimation printing as well as custom designed and manufactured mascot character costumes.  Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, we have manufacturing facilities in Milwaukee and Orlando, Florida, with additional sales offices in Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota.

Custom Printing Division

The Olympus Group Custom Printing Division creates custom visual solutions for some of the largest brands in the world.  Our clients include theme parks, professional sports teams, universities, retailers, exhibit houses, entertainment venues, cruise lines, restaurant chains, consumer brands, mattress manufacturers and much more. From banners to billboards, interior décor to theatrical curtains, tradeshow backdrops to point-of-purchase materials, Olympus Group turns their ideas into reality.  Our in-house printing capabilities include grand format dye sublimation, UV direct, latex, and solvent digital printing.  We also have a complete finishing department (sewing, cutting, and heat-bending) with 250 hours of daily capacity.

Olympus Group is an equal opportunity employer.