Purchasing Agent - #337783

Commonwealth Credit Union

Date: 07/22/2021 18:00 PM

City: New Castle, Kentucky

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Commonwealth Credit Union's mission is to better the lives of those we serve. We do that by following four Quality Standards:

1) Security: Making sure we have a safe environment and are following all applicable state and federal laws

2) Courtesy: Treating everyone with respect and courtesy

3) Image: Maintaining a positive image for our members and in our communities

4) Efficiency: Achieving maximum productivity with minimal wasted effort or expense

Our Purchasing Agent builds and maintains positive and long-term relationships with our suppliers. This individual is responsible for selecting the most suitable suppliers in terms of reliability, product quality, and cost-efficiency. Key duties include verifying purchase requests and obtaining proper approvals; ensuring accurate record-keeping of all assets, including assigning tags; conducting periodic physical audits of all fixed assets using the applicable software; and performing physical inventories of supplies in a timely manner.

The duties of a Purchasing Agent include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing purchase orders by verifying specifications and pricing; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items, and obtaining approval from requisitioning department
  • Providing a high level of administrative oversight of the fixed asset program-working with the Accounting Department to ensure accurate record-keeping within the fixed asset software
  • Coordinating the movement of all purchased materials from suppliers to the credit union-addressing any supply/supplier issues
  • Monitoring and managing stored inventory and supplies-performing physical inventories in a timely manner
  • Maintaining and completing documentation in an organized, thorough, and accurate manner-ensuring that accurate information can be easily retrieved or accessed at any time
  • Recording cost of fixed assets that have been newly-acquired, and assigning asset tags according to policy
  • Conducting periodic physical audits of all fixed assets in a timely manner
  • Developing and maintaining good working relationships with vendors
  • Resolving shipment errors with suppliers and handling returns
  • Performing responsibilities within the guidelines set forth in the Fixed Asset & Purchasing Policy-assisting in policy updates and making recommendations for changes


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Credit Union experience, preferred
  • Aptitude to learn required software programs used by the Credit Union (SmartSheet, HardCat)


  • High School or GED or better


  • Sound Decision Making
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Analytical


  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well


  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor???s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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