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Purchasing Agent

COMP Performance Group Olive Branch, MS
  • Expired: 7 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Leading automotive aftermarket organization has a career-level opening for a full time Purchasing Agent. For this position, we are seeking a dynamic individual to take ownership of the job role as noted below. The ideal candidate must be a results-oriented, multi-tasker and must be highly experienced in utilizing MRP systems. Qualified candidates must possess the ability to effectively handle competing/changing priorities with keen attention to detail, accuracy and deadlines. Interest in the automotive industry and strong proficiency with S2K/AS400 MRP is preferred.


  • Manage the assigned vendor portfolio ensuring transparency of spending
  • Ensuring product data is held to exacting company/industry standards in MRP system
  • Generate and implement efficient sourcing and supply chain category strategies
  • Analyze and calculate costs of procurement and suggest methods to decrease expenditure
  • Create negotiation strategies and secure profitable deals
  • Optimize sourcing procedures to attain maximum efficiency
  • Cooperate with stakeholders to guarantee agreement on terms and processes
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Estimate risks and apply risk minimizing techniques
  • Discover and partner with trustworthy vendors and suppliers
  • Must effectively organize and prioritize daily work-flow and monitor performance standards to maximize efficiency of operations
  • Planning and maintaining accurate inventory levels and control to assure 100% customer service levels while minimizing the corporation's financial exposure
  • Analyze inventory and resolve discrepancies
  • Quoting, purchasing, and ordering of raw materials, components, assemblies, tooling and equipment
  • Interacting with key suppliers and cross functional in-house teams
  • Negotiating prices for one-time purchases as well as strategic price agreements

Education Required:

  • BSc degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

Experience/Skills Required:

  • Minimum of five (5) years related sourcing experience with evidence of increasing responsibility preferred
  • Strong proficiency with MRP software platforms. Experience with S2K/AS400 platform preferred.
  • Previous experience as a buyer in mid to large company environment
  • Verifiable experience with global sourcing projects
  • Experience in automotive work environment preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Excellent organizational skills in order to establish priorities identify and set goals, meet deadlines, etc.
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships
  • Comfortable with figures and in collecting, analyzing and interpreting data
  • Solid judgement with ability to make good decisions

Competitive compensation (commensurate with experience) and benefits are provided. Benefits for full-time employees include medical insurance and paid vacations/holidays. Pre-employment online skill set assessment, drug screening and background check required. This position is located in our Olive Branch, MS distribution center.

COMP Performance Group

Why Work Here?

We're passionate about the automotive market and looking for exceptional talent to join our team.

The COMP Performance Group is the parent company of leading performance automotive brands such as COMP Cams, TCI Automotive, FAST, ZEX Nitrous, Racing Head Service, and more. For additional information about our brands and their products visit


8649 Hacks Cross Road Olive Branch, MS 38654
Olive Branch, MS