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Purchasing Agent-Purchasing Agent Job in Fredericktown, Ohio US

Purchasing Agent-Purchasing Agent

Kokosing - Fredericktown, OH

Posted: 7/1/2024 - Expires: 9/27/2024

Job ID: 275417694


Job Description

Kokosing ( is one of America's 60 largest General Contractors and services a broad spectrum of clients in both the private and public business sectors. Kokosing's services include heavy civil/industrial construction such as highways, bridges, underground utilities, water/wastewater facilities, and marine construction. For 70 years, Kokosing has successfully attracted the most qualified technical personnel in the construction industry by offering visible challenges, superior quality, and attractive rewards. With over $1.5 billion in annual sales and a commitment to its workforce, Kokosing is the winning team.


Job Description:

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual to join our jobsite support and warehouse operations team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in procurement, inventory management, and team leadership. You will be responsible for fulfilling orders from Operations as part of a team of 12 across two warehouse locations, ensuring efficient and cost-effective purchasing, order fulfillment and inventory management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Utilize procurement strategies to ensure the timely acquisition of high-quality products at competitive prices.
  • Work together with the jobsite support team to provide the customer what they need when they need it.
  • Utilize inventory management processes in, ensuring optimal stock levels and minimizing excess inventory.
  • Monitor market trends and supplier performance to identify opportunities for cost savings and quality improvements.
  • Collaborate with other departments, including Safety, Operations, and Support Operations, to align purchasing activities with overall company goals.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Monitor and report on purchasing activities, costs, and performance metrics.


  • Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or a related field. Advanced degree or certification (e.g., CPM, CPSM) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in purchasing or procurement management, preferably within the tooling or safety supply industry.
  • Proven experience in working with a team to achieve a common goal.
  • Strong negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in inventory management software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
  • A collaborative and supportive work environment.
  • The chance to make a significant impact in a growing company.

Kokosing offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, and disability insurance, paid time off and a 401K plan.


Kokosing is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action federal and state contractor. The company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Contact Information

Personal Contact:
Ohio Means Jobs
Mount Vernon, OH 43050

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Regular Employment
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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