Purchasing Agent

BNL Industries, Inc. - Vernon, CT


The Purchasing Agent is a member of the company’s Purchasing team. He/she will report to the Purchasing Manager and are responsible for sourcing and procuring materials and components for an OEM manufacturer.

The ideal candidate is a proactive and efficient team member with a proven track record of reducing costs and creating meaningful vendor relationships in a small business manufacturing environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for sourcing and purchasing including inventory and non-inventory parts, manufacturing tooling and consumables.
  • Locate new vendors and evaluate the capabilities of new suppliers to meet deliveries and quality standards.
  • Monitor and expedite shipments to ensure that goods come in on schedule for manufacturing need driven by customer requirements.
  • Evaluate supplier quotes, offerings, and on time delivery to determine the most desirable suppliers and maintain key vendor relationships.
  • Coordinate with production planning and assist in shop order scheduling, receiving, issuing and warehousing of materials based on demand of raw materials and components.
  • Present management with negotiation strategies that close deals with optimal terms that support the sales personnel in providing lowest cost/highest value to our customers.
  • Review sales opportunities and provide accurate cost and availability data to the sales team for quoting and pricing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or professional certification preferred.
  • Two (2) years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with MRP systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Adept negotiation and relationship building skills.
  • Applicant must be a US citizen.
  • Job is located in central Connecticut.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Manufacturing: 2 years (Required)