Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the overall supply chain operations including material planning, purchasing, inventory control, warehousing, outsourcing, and vendor selection. Will work closely with Plant Manager to ensure that our products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives. Required to have knowledge of all products and their operating characteristics.

Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in the areas of Business, Purchasing, or Supply Chain Management
  • 5+ years of work experience with manufacturing-based technology, preferably in the steel industry
  • Infor Visual experience is a plus
  • Solid Works or other 3-D design program experience is a plus
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Teamwork Oriented

Purchasing Manager Responsibilities

  • Work closely with owner and management team to learn current manufacturing capabilities, current products, customers and sales process
  • Initiates purchase orders and amendments for raw material and resale products, reviewing sales orders against current requirements and work in process using the MRP system; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required
  • Initiates purchase orders for floor stock and/or special tools needed for production; arranges for submission and inspection of sample products as required
  • Secures and analyzes quotations, negotiates prices and terms with suppliers, and recommends suppliers with respect to cost, quality and delivery competitiveness
  • Visit suppliers’ facilities to qualify them as new sources and assist in the resolution of production, design, quality, and/or delivery problems
  • Interfaces with manufacturing personnel, sales and engineering department on material status and production planning issues
  • Studies market prices and trends, engineering developments, and manufacturing method improvements
  • Plan and manage production schedules to meet customer delivery requirements best utilize the company’s production capacity

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