Purchasing Agent

Contender Boats is seeking a Purchasing Agent that has boat manufacturing experience for the Fort Pierce, FL location. The Purchasing Agent will purchase parts and services according to the workorders/production schedule for both plant locations.

Job Duties:

  • Purchases parts and services according to the company’s policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates with managers to maintain inventory levels.
  • Evaluates vendors based on price, reliability, capability, and previous transaction history.
  • Works with vendors to negotiate volume and discounts.
  • Ensures that purchase orders are complete and accurate and include appropriate and reasonable terms and conditions.
  • Maintains pricing histories and other vendor records.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  

Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven negotiation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Thorough understanding of purchasing procedures and policies.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field highly preferred.
  • At least two years of purchasing experience required. 
  • Experience in the marine industry a must.

Benefits:

  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • Competitive Salary
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k (matching)

Location:

Ft. Pierce, FL

About Contender Boats:

Contender Boats has been building premier offshore sportfishing boats for over 35 years. With center console and cabin models ranging from 22 to 44 ft, Contender leads the industry in innovation, performance, and quality. With manufacturing facilities in Homestead and Ft. Pierce, FL, Contender is a rapidly growing company with great potential for hard working candidates.

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