Procurement Agent
Summary:  Assist the Marine Operations Procurement Coordinator in providing timely delivery of required parts and materials to the Company ships, working closely with internal Company departments and external vendors and delivery services.
Description:  Summary Description
Assist the Procurement Manager in providing timely delivery of required parts and materials to company ships,
working closely with internal company departments, external vendors and delivery services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include but not limited to)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

o Receive & process requisitions from company ships; research price and delivery time quotations with approved vendors; as directed, place supply orders with vendors.
o Track orders through delivery to the designated ship and advise the Procurement Manager of any delivery delays
o Coordinate receiving of ordered supplies to the designated company warehouse location for onward delivery to a ship
o Maintain records of purchasing documents as directed
o Investigate discrepancies in ordered materials; advise the Procurement Manager and/or Technical Superintendents accordingly.
o Develop and maintain good relationships with vendors by providing clear, accurate, and timely communications.
o Assist in the expanded use of the company supply management program by defining processes, developing training materials, and conducting training of company personnel.
o Support Marine Operations office supplies ordering
o Support procurement during various ship maintenance periods and onboard staff gaps by joining a ship for a specific period of time.
o Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Requirements)
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

o Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical journals and/or documents. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
o Ability to use computer applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database, and presentation software.
o Ability to travel nationally and internationally.
o Supportive of Mercy Ships mission and vision, and committed to its core values.
Understand and apply servant leadership, work collaboratively with integrity and demonstrate accountability.