Company: The Pond Guy
Posted on: November 26, 2022
Do you enjoy utilizing your resources to maximize outcomes? Have
you always been able to leverage your relationships to optimize
results? Do you often find yourself recognizing trends and finding
the best strategy to achieve success?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then we need you
as our Purchasing Agent.
The Pond Guy / Airmax, Inc. is the leading manufacturer of pond,
lake and water garden products including aeration systems,
fountains and water treatments. The Pond Guy sells nationwide to
both end-users and a network of Airmax distributors. The Purchasing
Agent position will be responsible for purchasing raw materials. We
need someone for this position who is enthusiastic about building
relationships and problem solving. This person is instrumental in
providing quality service and on time deliveries to our customers.
The Purchasing Agent will report directly to the Purchasing
Manager. There is a family dynamic at The Pond Guy that extends to
the customer as we strive to give them the highest quality
Here are some examples of the actual work your day would
Responsible for all aspects of Purchasing:
Responsible for purchasing raw materials as needed for
Prepare and review purchase orders for accuracy, optimum delivery,
Use MRP to assist in material purchases
Evaluate vendors by considering price, quality, lead times and
Negotiate with vendors to obtain the best deals on behalf of
Source primary and alternate vendors for new and existing
Maintain and update system information related to inventory, part
numbers, supplier information, etc.
Build and maintain positive, long-term vendor relationships
Monitor and order non-inventoried items
Ensure accurate information is maintained in TPG electronic
tracking systems (GP, Salespad, etc.)
Monitor stock levels
Develop processes and procedures to improve efficiency
Work with the Quality Manager to help maintain the highest quality
Responsible for monitoring inventory turns and expiration dates
Don't know about ponds? That's ok! You'll be trained to be
proficient in your job. We utilize an interactive combination of
hands-on and visual training to ensure everyone has a full
understanding of The Pond Guy's proactive approach to pond
To be successful in this role, you need to have a certain amount of
knowledge and skills:
Five plus years of experience in Purchasing
Knowledge of business and manufacturing processes
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with a mechanical
Proven ability to manage multiple projects at one time
High level of attention to detail
Strong computer skills, proficiency in Microsoft Excel skills a
must. Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics (GP) a plus
This position requires manual dexterity for typing, sitting at a
desk and looking at a computer screen for long periods of time. In
addition, portions of the position require shadowing other
departments that may require physical activity including lifting
25-35 pounds and standing for long periods of time.
We need a Purchasing Agent who has a positive attitude and the
words "can't" and "impossible" are not a part of your vocabulary.
This is a "hands-on" position that works cross-functionally with
Manufacturing, Shipping and Receiving. This position requires high
attention to detail, process development and implementation
knowledge, along with the ability to adapt to a changing
environment. This person should continually add value to the
organization beyond their day-to-day tasks.
You must be available to work between the hours of 7:30 am and 5pm
Monday - Friday with the occasional evening or Saturday for
projects that must be done outside of normal business hours.
This is a full-time salaried position with benefits. Benefits
--- Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare
--- Dental Insurance
--- Vision Insurance
--- Short-term Disability Insurance
--- Long-term Disability Insurance
--- Accident Insurance
--- Critical Illness Insurance
--- Life Insurance
--- Paid Time Off
--- Holiday pay
--- 401k with employer 4% match and year-end profit sharing
--- Referral program with opportunities to earn $1,000 per
TPG, Inc. is a growing company with over 140 employees. We are a
manufacturing company for pond, lake and water garden supplies with
customers in all 50 states servicing both wholesale and end-users.
We have customers with large ponds used for swimming, fishing and
ice skating and customers with decorative water gardens containing
Koi, waterfalls, and plants. Our mission is to be a group of
passionate, knowledgeable pond people helping the world enjoy
ponds. We offer innovative, proven solutions delivered with a
commitment to complete satisfaction... guaranteed.
TPG, Inc. is not just a team, we're a tribe. A tribe is more like a
family and is ongoing. We have fun, pursue our goals together and
feed on each other to grow. Becoming part of TPG, Inc. means more
than getting a job it's a career move. We will give you the support
you need to grow with us.
TPG, Inc. encompasses a family of businesses to support customers
in all pond aspects.
Airmax, Inc. - business-to-business and manufacturing.
The Pond Guy, Inc. - direct-to-consumer. thepondguy.com
The Pond Guy, Inc. - local services division. weknowponds.com
How To Apply For Position
Step 1: Submit Resume.
Step 2: If selected for further review, you will receive a request
to take a ten-minute survey. Please complete the survey within
three days of receipt.
Step 3: If selected for further review, you will be contacted for
The Pond Guy, Inc. prides itself on the quality of its employees
and as such, candidates who receive a job offer will be required to
successfully pass a drug/toxins test and background check.
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