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Purchasing Manager

Wellsburg, WV 26070

Posted: 10/05/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Supply Chain & Procurement Job Number: 78430

Our client is seeking a Purchasing Manager who can analyze  current buying systems and create best methods for day-to-day purchasing operations, both domestically and worldwide.  Responsible for overseeing purchasing department, establishing goals based on inventory needs and sales projections and working in  a fast-paced lean manufacturing environment.

Sourcing Management:
  • Coordination and communication of inbound shipments with shipping companies, suppliers, railroad and  production plant.
  • Propose improvements to the current purchasing system that will improve vendor relationships and lower the cost of doing business. 
  • Determine Strategic Make vs. Buy Business Decision Modeling for the organization.
  • Monthly Material Cost/Commodity Market Reviews with President/CEO.

Order/Product Management: 
  • Communicate product engineering change orders to supplier production sites so that all product is the same regardless of where produced.
  • Review product design with engineers for proper communication and implementation into company factories.
  • Coordinate the ordering, pulling and packaging of components for shipment to all production sites.
  • Negotiate costs, terms and inventory levels with suppliers.
  • Shipped component monthly reconciliation with factory and communication with accounting for invoicing. 
  • Establish reorder point for steel coils/flat stock and resin base production requirements.
  • Support scheduling with production requirements. 
  • Manage steel service center slitting operations with company' s  demand requirements.  
  • Plan material requirements with all 3rd party manufacturers.
  • Manage resin base production requirements via purchase orders and the delivery of materials by rail and/or commercial trucking. 
  • Lead in creating profitable ways to manage obsolete and slow-moving inventory. 
  • Collaborate with inventory control and sales to balance inventory.

Strategic Growth Planning:
  • Research current supplier base to verify that their capabilities and cost are consistent with annual corporate operating plan.
  • Review domestic and worldwide production capabilities and manufacturing trends to understand future manufacturing operating bases.
  • Search for potential new sourcing options and joint purchase opportunities within group of  companies to optimize cost savings on volume purchases.

Quality Management:
  • Review raw material quality reports and product quality manuals and communicate corrective action requests, suggestions and requirements with supplier.
  • Review, coordinate, and communicate quality inspections on supplier raw material, components, subassemblies and assemblies with in-house quality staff, and conduct on-site supplier audits.

Integration Process Support:
  • Answer questions, provide advice and assistance to company factories regarding processes, production issues, changes, etc. 
  • Travel to review product and component requirements with company employees and offshore factory personnel.
  • Interface with marketing and engineering for new product implementation.

Department and Personnel Management:
  • Establishes a chain of command for all requisitions, paperwork, and receiving documents; provides purchase level guidelines based on staff experience and area of specialty.
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