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Laitram®

IT Purchasing Agent

Location:

New Orleans, LA

Category

Accounting & Finance

Division

Laitram LLC

Hours

8:00am-5:00pm, M-F
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Laitram L.L.C. Corporate Accounting Department has an opening for an IT Buyer, reporting to the Director of Accounting.  The primary job function is to evaluate the procurement needs of the ITS department, daily purchase of hardware and software, identify cost-effective and efficient acquisition methods.  This position will perform daily IT hardware and software purchasing activities for Laitram ITS. 

Responsibilities 

  • Act as a liaison between ITS, the Accounting department and our vendors

  • Build relationships with vendors to reduce lead time and cost

  • Create/coordinate technology purchase orders

  • Works with IT department to ensure ordered items are received timely

  • Works with Payable department to code invoices and manage purchase orders

  • Maintain and reconcile IT inventory

  • Resolve any purchase order / pricing discrepancies

  • Establish and adhere to specific purchasing guidelines based on the strategies and goals of Laitram

  • Ensure supply contractors perform in compliance with contractual obligations

Requirements 
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field (Business, Accounting, Finance, Supply Chain/Logistics Management, etc.) or equivalent years of experience

  • 5 or more years' experience in purchasing or IT related field

  • Strong technical aptitude, and willingness to learn

  • Must be a team player, cooperates with others, and be self-managed

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to interface with all levels

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Must possess strong attention to detail, accuracy is a must

  • Proven organizational skills are essential

  • Capable of handling multiple tasks and prioritizing accordingly

  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office application suite, particularly Excel and Word

Desired Qualifications 
  • Experience working with Oracle E-Business Suite a plus

  • Familiar with a variety of the IT purchasing concepts, practices, and procedures