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Purchasing Agent

What can Inorganic Ventures offer you?

We are a chemical standards manufacturing company in Christiansburg, Virginia. Inorganic Ventures is a stable, family-oriented business with the feel and growth of a start-up! We strongly value work-life balance, contributing to the community, and a shared purpose to provide exceptional customer service with high quality products. Our culture is warm and friendly, and we enjoy a number of social gatherings throughout the year.

Starting Salary: $45,000/year

Upon Start Date:

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) plan beginning immediately

After 60 days employment:

  • Two health insurance plans (including vision insurance) with Health Savings Account (HSA). The premium of one plan is covered 100% by the company while the premium of the other plan is covered at 90%. You can add dependents at your cost. IV contributes to the HSA on your behalf.
  • Dental Insurance - paid at 90%
  • Life Insurance - paid at 90%
  • Short-term Disability Insurance - paid at 100%

After one year of employment:

  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement plan with up to 3% match

What can you bring to the relationship?

Summary:

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for purchasing goods for the company in a timely, economical, and efficient manner as well as overseeing all purchasing activities to meet the company's established procedures and work processes under the Quality Management system, advising the Accounting Manager on any and all matters pertaining to Purchasing, and completing special projects as assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the purchasing activities of goods to support the production goals of the company
  • Serve as liaison and build effective working relationships with internal departments
  • Establish and maintain effective, working relationships with supplier base
  • Negotiate with vendors for goods to receive best possible price and quality products
  • Monitor, research and establish new supply sources when vendors are inadequete 
  • Track the price of precious metals
  • Obtain quotes for materials and/or supplies as needed
  • Utilize search enginesto ensure competitive pricing and to locate new vendors
  • Coordinate deliveries to ensure savings on frieght costs
  • Stay abreast of market conditions and new trends to keep management informed in order to minimize overall costs
  • Ensure there is appropriate approval for all requests
  • Coordinate closely with shipping to ensure proper supplies delivered
  • Trace delinquent arrivals from Purchase Orders
  • Advise appropriare personnel regarding late deliveries
  • Place, reschedule, expedite or cancel purchase orders as required by production requirements
  • Resolve price, invoice and receiving issues
  • Maintain up-to-date and accurate spreadsheets in support of items purchased to include all relevant date, e.g. amounts ordered, supplier data, price, order information, lead time, etc.
  • Monitor trends in purchasing activities working with department representatives as necessary
  • Make recommendations based on data analysis, market trends, company purchasing activities to ensure efficient operations
  • Comply with company's safety and business ethics guidelines
  • Perform duties with a constant awareness of improving processes and procedures
  • Assist with or complete special projects as assigned
  • Work with the shipping manager to allocate warehouse space for incoming deliveries
  • Maintain inventory of assigned raw material for maximum turnover while ensuring in stock conditions are maintained
  • Cross-train within the department to ensure consistency of operations
  • Assist with the updating of applicable accounting procedures as needed
  • Manage Approved Vendor list
  • Other duties assigned 

Qualifications: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Required:

  • Minimum of two years job-related purchasing experience and/or familiarity with purchasing scientific laboratory materials
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Ability to use good judgement and make solid, business decisions
  • Ability to communicate professionally with people at all levels of the organization and external contacts
  • Detail oriented with demonstrated ability to work accurately in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent organizational, time management and project management skills
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and particular expertise working with Excel
  • Ability to easily learn ERP software applicable to business operations
  • Working knowledge of www and search engines
  • Familiarity with bar coding inventory manegement systems
Preferred:
  • Associates degree and/or additional relevant education or training
  • Familiarity with Sage Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Previous purchasing experience in a laboratory environment

We are interested in learning more about you! Please submit a resume to the HR Manager at ksporakowski@inorganicventures.com

Part-time Dishwasher/Lab Assistant

What can Inorganic Ventures offer you?

We are a chemical standards manufacturing company in Christiansburg, Virginia. Inorganic Ventures is a stable, family-oriented business with the feel and growth of a start-up! We strongly value work-life balance, contributing to the community, and a shared purpose to provide exceptional customer service with high quality products. Our culture is warm and friendly, and we enjoy a number of social gatherings throughout the year.

Starting Rate: $11/hour

What can you bring to the relationship?

Work Shift: Preferably 8:30am - 1:30pm, Monday - Friday. Afternoon shift may be available for the right candidate.

Summary: Uses various methods to appropriately clean all glassware and containers used in the Packaging area. Provide assistance to other technicians and departments as needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Uses established procedures to appropriately clean all glassware and containers.
  • Adheres to all safety rules/guidelines
  • Wears appropriate personal protective equipment, i.e. lab coat, glasses, gloves
  • Properly disposes of waste materials
  • Other duties assigned 

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Required:

  • Ability fo follow established procedures, policies and guidelines
  • The ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision and also as part of a team
  • Keen attention to detail

We are interested in learning more about you! Please submit a resume to the HR Manager at ksporakowski@inorganicventures.com or apply via indeed.

Inorganic Ventures reserves the right to modify job duties at any time and this job description is not designed to cover every responsibility required of the employee. EOE