Purchasing Agent

Morristown, TN (On-Site)


One TEAM. Many Technologies. TEAM is a rapidly growing end-to-end manufacturing solutions provider for our customers. With over 30 years of experience and technology, TEAM provides seamless, turnkey processes proven to positively impact customer’s business.

Founded in 1988 by three entrepreneurs in Morristown, Tennessee, TEAM began with a single guiding principle: TEAM will grow by partnering with our customers to drive their growth. In the spirit of our founders’ guiding principles, we continue to grow by adding new technologies to broaden our capabilities and provide solutions for our customer partners. As ONE TEAM with MANY TECHNOLOGIES, we stand ready to be “YOUR PARTNER FOR WHAT’S NEXT”. You can find TEAM in fourteen locations across the United States and three international locations.


We are looking for our next TEAM member! This position is located on-site at our Morristown, TN (Corporate Office) location.

Position Summary

Within our Purchasing department, our Purchasing Agent(s) are responsible for the timely placement of purchase orders and ensuring the delivery of materials to meet our customer order requirements and to maintain stock inventory levels.

Other duties include assigning item numbers to new raw materials, searching for suppliers who can meet our Supplier Standards and are competitive in pricing, recording cost savings information, working to obtain credit/correction for vendor errors, and having the ability to perform the role without on-going oversight.

More specific duties of the role are listed below:

  • Prepares purchase orders by verifying specifications and price; obtaining recommendations from suppliers for substitute items; obtaining approval from Director of Purchasing.
  • Verifies receipt of items by comparing items received to items ordered; resolves shipments in error with suppliers.
  • Authorizes payment for purchases by forwarding receiving documents.
  • Uses electronic systems to import and organize documents, track vendor information and create and process purchase orders.
  • Provides purchasing planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Accomplishes purchasing and organization mission by completing related results as needed.
  • Exercises responsibility for accurate and timely performance of all activities.
  • Notifies sales/customer service of delays or issues.
  • Assists with cycle counts.
  • Meets with qualified suppliers to negotiate cost savings for reduced pricing.
  • Participates in cost savings by finding alternate suppliers and tracking their progress through material studies.
  • Conduct internal and external meetings in a professional manner.
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and skills

  • Extensive knowledge of purchasing and supply chain componentry management in a manufacturing environment.
  • Great organizational skills.
  • Close attention to detail is essential.
  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written).
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Must be very proficient, quick, and comfortable with personal computer navigation and operation.
  • MS Office skills, AX Microsoft Dynamics (a must), Advanced skills in Excel and Word.

Education and Experience

  • BS Degree in Business, Logistics or related field and/or five years in a Buyer Position.
  • Post-secondary courses in Purchasing preferred.
  • Up to three (3) years related experience or education.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics a plus.

The statements in this job description reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences of relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance workload. This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between Team Technologies, Inc. and employee. It is subject to change as the needs and requirements of the position change.

TEAM is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.