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Purchasing Manager

Career description:

A purchasing manager is responsible for organizing and managing products to order or sell. Purchasing managers review product specifications, negotiate pricing details with the vendors, evaluate and choose the best suppliers, and assist purchasing agents. Purchase managers are also responsible for resolving order processing issues and analyzing current market trends to determine which products to purchase. A purchasing manager must have excellent decision-making and strategic skills to examine effects, inspect defective items, and create an in-depth analysis of customers’ needs to improve their performance and sales.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Manage payroll and accounts payable
  • Lead major purchasing projects for automotive OEM vehicles.
  • Manage one direct report with ownership for all NA shrink and stretch wrap spending
  • Initiate and manage continuous cost improvement projects (PPV, VAVE) to meet and exceed yearly budgets
  • Manage on-site construction projects preparing RFI’s, RFO’s, award contracts and monitor completion within schedule and budget requirements
  • Used RFI, RFP, RFQ techniques to identify, select, and engage with suppliers to ensure competitive market advantage
  • Core team member for P2P, ERP procurement processes, item-master materials standardization project
  • Manage all procurement activities to support manufacturing operations including raw materials, tooling, components and MRO services
  • Prepare weekly payroll for all field operations employees.
  • Participate in supplier development activity for new DOD and NASA programs requirements

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Category Purchasing Manager, Commodity Manager, Materials Director, Materials Manager, Procurement Director, Procurement Manager, Purchasing Director, Purchasing Supervisor, Strategic Sourcing Director