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IRPT 2020 Conference: April 20-22 in Little Rock, Arkansas

Purchasing Agent: Jeffersonville, IN

Purchasing Agent: Jeffersonville, IN


The Purchasing Agent hired by American Commercial Barge Line LLC will work closely with the various operating groups and supply base to ensure that the business needs of the Transportation Services group are met:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist with the implementation of a centralize/center-led sourcing approach in order to achieve both departmental and corporate goals and objectives
  • Direct involvement with suppliers and service providers to procure components and services while ensuring lowest total cost of ownership, continuity of supply, supplier performance (on-time delivery, quality, cost reduction, etc.)
  • Identify and develop preferred suppliers; establish rates, contracts, supply agreements, etc.
  • Assist in the creation of Requests for Proposal (REP) as well as the selection and final award of business
  • Identify opportunities to leverage service volumes between the various operating groups to reduce costs and improve performance


Bachelor's Degree Preferred

Additional Education

B.S. degree in Business Administration or related field is preferred

Years of Experience

5-10 years of experience in purchasing and inventory management in manufacturing or transportation environment

Leadership Competencies


Applies the safety policies to improve practices. Determines and explains the potential risks of injury to others and/or liability to the company as a result of changes in programs or processes.

Customer Focus

Sets work plans and priorities aligned to the needs of external/internal customers. Evaluates processes and watches market trends for keys to new business opportunities. Acts as a trusted adviser, becoming involved in customer's decision making process.

Business Sense

Leverages management information systems and other resources to meet business needs. Analyzes data and utilizes information to identify issues, root causes and implement solutions. Considers broader implications of business solutions before implementing. Produces timely decisions.

Strategic Thinking

Examines ACBL's strengths, weaknesses and competitive position in the marketplace, and develops objectives and strategies. Collaborates with others to create connected strategies that achieve and sustain a competitive business advantage. Assures tactical alignment of strategies within department.


Models and encourages ethical behavior that is consistent with the organization’s Code of Ethics. Establishes and exemplifies ethical standards to support products, services, financial conduct, relationship and personal behavior. Assure processes to encourage and support employees respect, appreciate, and value individual differences as catalysts for creativity and productivity.

Results Driven

Enables self and others to set and attain stretch goals that achieve business results. Demonstrates the internal desire and motivation to succeed at reaching strategic goals. Exhibits the ability to anticipate, seek, recognize and seize opportunities to improve results. Communicates the positive value of being results driven.

Change Management

Monitors for cross functional change opportunities and works with peers to maximize results. Challenges the status quo by assessing opportunities and implementing actions to maximize them. Allows and encourages individuals to question standard assumptions and procedures in a constructive way. Communicates the positive value of change to key stakeholders.

Team Development

Leads and requires team members to participate in the Career development, Annual Performance Review and Individual Development Plan process. Is actively involved in growing high performance behaviors the team. Ensures that the hiring methods, model and processes are in place to assure a top talent standard. Develops conflict management skills.

Apply online to the full-time Purchasing Agent opportunity with American Commercial Barge Line by clicking here

American Commercial Barge Line is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.