Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is looking for a Purchasing Agent to help ensure timely, efficient, and cost-effective procurement of goods and services needed for the manufacture of high-end electronic equipment. Working as a key member of our purchasing team, you will coordinate purchases of raw materials, equipment, tools, and other supplies required for engineering, manufacturing, and business operations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Interact with vendors to obtain information concerning price, availability, delivery, and scheduling
  • Select products for purchase based on cost, availability, and quality assurances
  • Prepare purchase orders and bid requests
  • Review of bid proposals
  • Negotiate purchases constrained by budgetary limitations, project scope, potential quantity used, actual quantity used, and total value to vendor
  • Maintain computerized procurement records, such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail and consistency
  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to meet deadlines
  • Experience and background in computers or technology is a plus

Required Qualifications

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing Management, Supply Chain Management, Business, or a related field
  • Relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of required degree

Compensation and Benefits

Extreme Engineering Solutions offers a competitive compensation package with excellent benefits, including:

  • No-deductible, low-copay group health and dental insurance (90% employer paid)
  • Life insurance and long-term disability insurance (100% employer paid)
  • Paid time off, plus eight paid holidays a year
  • Safe Harbor 401(k) contribution
  • Participation in the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP)

X-ES also takes a casual, small-business approach to company culture. At our state-of-the-art office and manufacturing facility located in Madison’s growing tech corridor, there’s no formal dress code, flexible scheduling, and dedicated personal workspaces. Our employees kick back at regular company events and enjoy lunches from local pizza places and food carts. At X-ES, we strive to offer a comfortable, relaxed environment for our employees to do their best work.

About X-ES

When “rugged enough” isn’t rugged enough for embedded computing systems, industry leaders in the military, aerospace, industrial, and commercial sectors turn to Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES). Because we strive to be the premier provider of mission-critical embedded products while delivering exceptional levels of customer and employee satisfaction, we hire strong contributors and give them space to thrive. As a 100% employee-owned company, our employees both drive and directly benefit from our success. Together, we meticulously design and build products that stand up to some of the most extreme conditions on the planet.

Extreme Engineering Solutions is located in the Madison, WI area. The company designs and manufactures rugged embedded computing solutions for a variety of applications. For more information, visit www.xes-inc.com.

Extreme Engineering Solutions is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other category protected by law.

All X-ES job postings and application procedures are posted in compliance with Section 39.08 of the Madison General Ordinances.

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