Purchasing Manager

Company Name:
Career Transitions, LLC
The purchasing manager oversees the purchasing function in a way that assures that the supply of components, raw materials, MRO items and all other purchases are made in a timely, cost effective and efficient manner such that operations are not interrupted, delayed or otherwise adversely impacted. This position manages vendor and supplier relationships in a manner that supports the Company's interests in strategic partnerships and advances the LEAN and continuous improvement interests of the organization.
Essential Job Duties:
Establishes policies, procedures and work processes
Develops and effectively utilizes a network of supplier
Manages negotiations and agreements with vendors and suppliers
Measures and assesses the capabilities, delivery and quality performance of company vendors and suppliers
Establishes and nurtures strategic relationships and lean work processes with key vendors and suppliers
Manages and supervises the purchasing department
Seeks and utilizes minority owned suppliers and report on the results and impact
Desired Skills and Experience
Requires a college degree in business or materials management.
Prior experience (5-8 years) in a Purchasing Management Position.
Strong leadership, interpersonal and project management skills.
Familiar with the principles and functionalities of a Materials Resource Planning (MRP) system
Understands with the ability to use and edit the many forms and reports. These forms include, quality specifications; quotes and request for quotes; MSDS sheets; various crystal reports; purchasing project requests; invoices; ERP reports.
Requires the ability to understand and adhere to all laws pertaining to procurement and contracts, and a familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
Strong sourcing and networking skills.
Exceptional negotiating skills.
Knowledge of market conditions, cost and supply trend analysis, and able to understand the impact of changing market conditions.

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