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Purchasing Agent  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 8/3/2022
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Permanent Full Time

Technical Solutions Inc. is currently seeking a Purchasing Agent on behalf of our client, a Pittsburgh based manufacturer.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Purchase components needed to build our high-quality drain cleaning equipment including stampings, castings, machined parts, fabrications, and tube/sheet material. Order maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) items as requested.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with hundreds of suppliers to ensure prompt resolution to any issues. 
  • Monitor supplier performance and provide timely updates of any delivery/quality problems or pricing changes and address those issues as needed.
  • Negotiate the best price, quality, and delivery on all purchases. Seek out alternative suppliers and recommend strategies for improvement. 
  • Visit current and potential suppliers as appropriate. Offer solutions that result in cost savings and improved products/services for the client.
  • Work closely with the other members of our Purchasing/Inventory team including the Inventory Manager, Production Scheduler, Warehouse Supervisor, and Accounts Payable Clerk.
  • Use our ERP system to generate Purchase Orders. Maintain our ERP vendor database for proper sourcing and price quotes. Regularly record and report cost savings.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited College or University in Business Administration, Finance, or another Business-related field.
  • Knowledge of supplier relationships, contract negotiations, and legal issues involved with purchasing.
  • Proficiency with an ERP system and spreadsheets is required.
  • Must have at least five (5) years of experience in Purchasing/procurement management.
  • Should be able to understand basic engineering drawings and specifications.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision.
  • Have good organization, time management, oral/written communications, and interpersonal skills
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of staffing services throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Simplify the job search process by letting us do all the work! With 30 years of expertise, we have the resources, techniques and insights to guide your job search. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and discuss your options. We can even send your resume to multiple job openings that you are a fit for, giving you opportunities to choose from. We reach out to hiring managers for feedback, coordinate and schedule interviews, and advocate on your behalf so that you get the best offer possible. At TSI, we genuinely care about our employees and want to see you succeed. No candidate is ever promised something we do not deliver. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. For more information on our company and to view all of our exciting job opportunities, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-2100.


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