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Purchasing Manager

Reports to: V.P. of Production

Position Summary:

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible to execute the creation of strategic sourcing and supply chain processes to contribute to the growth and profitability of the company.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage a spend level of $50M and provide leadership to all corresponding departments

  • Develop and recommend to senior management purchasing policies for the organization

  • Collaborate with engineering and production to maintain competitiveness in the industry

  • Conduct audits and analysis to ensure proper pricing is in place

  • Direct efforts to improve supply chain efficiency, maintain product quality standards and reduce costs

  • Manage the purchase of machinery, equipment, tools, raw material, services, and supplies necessary for the operation of the organization

  • Actively participate in vendor selection, establish strong relationships, and work to ensure production and delivery targets are met

  • Supervise the maintenance of records of purchases, delivery dates, vendors, costs, and other resources

  • Approve plans to work out remedies for defective or unacceptable goods or services

  • Supervise and direct the work of purchasing personnel


  • Related bachelor degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 6 years experience in a purchasing department for a manufacturing company

  • A strong leader with a strategic mindset

  • Strong financial and accounting insight, with experience in budgeting and cost management

  • Excellent change management and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to drive organizational transformation

  • Ability to think critically and implement effective solutions

  • Excellent communication and listening skills, with the ability to serve as the voice of the customer and to build consensus with stakeholders

  • Strong complex negotiation skills and a track record of successfully negotiating favorable terms for large deals

  • Understanding of standard contractual terms and conditions to mitigate legal risk

  • Ability to lead and mentor a team

  • Experience managing pricing processes with cross-functional partners

  • Comfortable presenting to internal and external business partners a must

  • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook

  • Ability to interact professionally with all levels of an organization and command respect

  • Trustworthy with the ability to use discretion in all situations

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