Accountemps is looking for a Purchasing Agent for a client in Elizabethtown, KY. Responsibilities for this Purchasing Agent will include: #149; Find and procure steel products (bar, plate, coil, etc) for sales representatives and company. #149; Purchase warehouse and trucking supplies. #149; Obtain pricing for steel products and provide cost/profit analysis for all purchase and processing orders. #149; Track purchase and processing orders to completion including delivery to company warehouse and/or customer. #149; Provide quotes for material to sales representatives and/or customers for products needed. #149; Work directly with mill, supplier, service center, and processing representatives to negotiate pricing and lead times. #149; Resolve issues regarding rejected material for company sales representatives and customers. #149; Coordinate all railcar shipments and work directly with the Union Pacific to negotiate rates, set up routing, and release shipments. #149; Coordinate with our trans-loading facility on release of all inbound and outbound material from that location. Including railcar shipments and truck load shipments. #149; Inventory control for trans-loading facilities, primarily for railcar inbounds and outbounds. #149; Inventory control for customer stocking programs. #149; Creating Bill of Ladings, material certification reports, and shipping documents.