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Purchasing Agent-Equipment Modernizations

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive.

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.





The responsibilities of the Purchasing Agent (PA) will include, but not be limited to the following daily, weekly, monthly and annual activities.


  • The PA is assigned specific commodities they will be responsible for.
  • The PA is responsible for communicating all component requirements to the potential supply sources, assuring strict conformance to Konecranes product specifications and quality program.
  • Working with internal and external functional groups is required to assure timelines, cost structure, contractual obligations and all manufacturing/engineering needs are realized.
  • Responsible for sourcing and negotiating the most favorable overall “value” and lead-time without compromising quality or customer requirements.
  • Responsible for a thorough review and comparison of all major quoting activity to project and sales estimates to assure margins and impacts are realized and communicated when and to whom necessary.
  • Perform continuous system maintenance at the part number, supplier, and PA levels to assure system integrity is intact and information is correct for all viewers.
  • Responsible for daily review of open purchase requisitions and sourcing material to sources with the required capabilities, capacity and quality program required for a demanding market.
  • Obtain quotes for other functional groups such as Design Engineering, Application Engineering and Service Group as needed.
  • Act on system generated material exceptions, expediting, delaying or cancelling on-order material as necessary, and communicating results to the required group or individual.
  • Write and document work instructions for our ERP system (SAP) as well as general work-flow to allow continuous improvement.
  •  Meet all annual goals and objectives assigned by the Purchasing Manager, with constant communication throughout the calendar year.  Goals and Objectives can and will be adjusted where and when necessary.
  • 5 Years working experience within a Procurement role is required, working with commodity based buying and one-off quantities. Associates or higher college degree preferred but not required.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings/blueprints is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of heavy steel and associated processes including welding, machining, etc.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, Engineering or related discipline strongly preferred. 



EXPERIENCE: One to three years of Purchasing related experience required. 



OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of SAP, Oracle or other ERP system is required. Excellent personal computer skills required.  Must be comfortable navigating in various software systems simultaneously. Knowledge of Manufacturing processes and ability to read blueprints is preferred.  Ability to work in a team structured, fast paced, and multitasking work environment is required.  Strong written and verbal communication skills needed.  Must be efficient, highly organized, motivated and detail oriented, with the ability to prioritize work. Strong analytical, reasoning, and problem solving skills required. Must have strong Microsoft Excel experience.  Ability to travel approximately up to 20% is required.  Salary commensurate with experience. 

Konecranes, Inc. and its affiliates will not accept resumes from external recruiters or agencies without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission. Any resumes sent without a Service Agreement and Agency Portal submission with Konecranes, Inc. are void of any fees and free for internal use. Applicable Konecranes data protection obligations are the responsibility of the agency.

Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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