Purchasing Agent - Bilingual (Mandarin and English)


Purchasing and Procurement

Advert ID




Job Type




Salary Range


No. of Openings


Branch Information

Los Angeles, CA - Metro - (USA) 15821 Ventura Blvd Suite 148 CA Encino , CA 91436



Job Description

For Immediate Consideration TEXT (310) 245 - 4321.

Manpower is hiring for a Purchasing Agent who is fluent in English and Mandarin to work for a large manufacturer in Montebello! If you are driven, focused, and assertive, and have limited patience for the status quo, Manpower may have the perfect opportunity for you. With your 2+ years' experience in MRP Production Planning with raw material Purchasing as well as the planning of products with multi-layered Bill of Material you will be an integral part of a successful team.

What's in it for you:

* Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

* Temp to Hire

* Montebello, CA

* Pay Rate: $25/hr.

What you will be doing:

* Maintaining proper levels of stock to support production demands

* Reviewing requisitions and conferring with suppliers to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule

* Negotiating and implementing purchase orders and agreements for parts and services within assigned commodities and develops sources of supply based on quality, price, lot size, and delivery

* Determining the correct number supplies needed by commodity for risk management purposes

* Conducting supplier surveys and investigations, supplier performance rating programs, qualification improvements and other programs as required

* Keeping track and maintaining records of supplied activities and trends and setting up target goals by commodity

* Supporting Engineering

* Maintaining internal records regarding price, supplier lead time, lot size, quality, tooling and other significant data relating to assigned commodities

* Discussing defective or unacceptable goods/services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, suppliers, and others to determine the source of non-conformance and take appropriate action, including but not limited to notifying the supplier of the defect, working on replacement supply to meet demand or ensuring the accuracy of invoices

* Reconciling differences in price or quantity of received supplier products with the A/P and A/R departments

* Performing department clerical duties as required including the following: maintaining department files, mass mailing projects, and other duties as assigned by the Direct of Procurement

The skills we are looking for:

* Minimum of 2 years of experience in MRP Production Planning with raw material Purchasing responsibilities

* Required to be bilingual - English/Mandarin - negotiating with suppliers

* Prior experience supporting the planning of products with multi-layered Bill of Materials

* Strong Math acumen

* Excellent Computer skills, proficient in MS Office Suite

* Proficient in planning and purchasing systems, JDE and/or SAP highly desired

* Must have the aptitude of working in a team and making decisions based on study and evaluation

* Works well under pressure

* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)

* Strategic thinking and active listening skills

* Flexibility and ability to work in a fast-paced environment

* Must be organized, detail-oriented, and able to work independently

* Sustains a high level of accuracy to avoid costly errors.