We are currently looking to identify a strong Purchasing Manager to join our extremely stable client who will be celebrating 95 years in business in the near future.
In summary, the Purchasing Manager will oversee a team of three purchasing specialists and be responsible for providing the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible purchase cost, as well as the highest
possible stock item fill rates at the lowest possibly inventory investment. The Purchasing Manager will research and evaluate suppliers to choose those that have the best reputation and can best meet a host of criteria across cost, quality, service, availability, reliability, and variety of selections, as well as assertively negotiate with suppliers.
This position typically entails a 45 hour work week with the flexibility to do what it takes to get the job done.
The successful incumbent of this position will best work in the environment of a non-corporate mentality and family oriented company. As this company has grown over the years, they’ve never lost the family feel they started off with from humble beginnings, and their belief in the importance of quality of life for their employees. They place a high importance on family and providing a work/life balance. As a result they have a strong team
of long term employees. They believe in giving their employees a lot of leash and expect that people work independently and with a self-starting, entrepreneurial spirit, and that their employees maintain a focus on doing the right thing by others. Other core values of the organization include maintaining a strong customer focus, always being honest and relying on facts, setting high expectations, maintaining a winning attitude as
well as a mindset that everyone can constantly be learning.
Duties will include:
• Negotiating with vendors for good and services, negotiating the best possible price and service
guarantee, including the negotiation of blanket purchase orders when appropriate and monitors cost
during the time period.
• Extensive customer service functions.
• Establishing Purchasing Policies and ensuring compliance.
• Developing new supply sources where vendors are inadequate.
• Examining bids and making awards.
• Answering incoming calls, fax, email, web and in person contact of customers and vendors with related
issues and concerns of products and price negotiations.
• Establishing account/credit and terms.
• Entry of invoices from vendors and processing of receiving inventory.
• Checking requisitions for appropriate approval and account numbers.
• Working closely with Receiving/Warehouse-Sales Team and Customer Service Department to ensure proper supplies arrived and quality of products are acceptable to company standards.
• Tracing delinquent arrivals from Purchase Orders.
• Establishing foreign and domestic suppliers.
• Acquiring materials and parts needed.
• Structuring product contracts.
• Studying sales records and inventory levels.
• Placing orders and checking shipment.
• Controlling departmental budgets.
• Appraising products and services