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Purchasing Agent

Image  Help us build the DNA of tech.


Vishay manufactures one of the world's largest portfolios of discrete semiconductors and passive electronic components that are essential to innovative designs in the automotive, industrial, computing, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. We help the world's most in-demand technologies come to life. Every day our products touch your life and the lives of people across the world, though you likely do not know it. Come join us and help us build The DNA of tech.


Where You'll Work & The Scope:

Vishay, Yankton, South Dakota, is currently seeking a Full time Purchasing Agent responsible for assisting in the implementation of activities related to the procurement of materials, parts, components, and equipment.  Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount.  May assist in negotiate contracts up to a specific large dollar amount.  Monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of some subcontracts.  Assists in coordination of purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to maintain inventories at planned levels.  Involved in selection, development, and evaluation of personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


How You'll Help Us Build The DNA of Tech:

  • Ensure purchasing policies and procedures are followed in all aspects of work
  • Solicits and analyzes quotations for new or nonstandard items for both Purchasing and Engineering.  Completes follow-up and expediting activities to ensure delivery of materials as required by order or production schedule.  Requests sample orders for Engineering research and development.
  • Investigate vendors and assist in negotiating contracts, as applicable. Handles vendor or price adjustments, and initiates any shipping orders, debits and internal paperwork as may pertain to these adjustments.
  • Ensure that inventory is maintained at sufficient levels for various departments. Carries out necessary follow-up and expediting activities to insure delivery of accepted materials to stockroom or department as required by production schedule.
  • Compile and enter data for records management


Experience You'll Need:

  • AAS degree in related discipline.
  • Minimum 2-5-years of experience in a manufacturing environment with solid P.C. skills. Experience in purchasing a plus.
  • Ability to apply judgement decisions and understand implication of work/decisions made and recommends solutions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products



  • Health, Dental, & Vision Insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement


This position requires access to information subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations. As such, this position is open only to applicants who qualify as “U.S. Persons” according to U.S. federal law.


Vishay offers a comprehensive suite of benefit programs including health care coverage, financial support programs and other resources designed to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. With us, you'll experience unique career paths, an open and collaborative culture, a stable business that will be there for you, and opportunities to work globally and locally. Do you have the skills we need? Are you ready to power your career as you power the world? If so, apply today.


 Vishay is an AAP and Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls