Location: South Georgia, GA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00
Degree: Bachelor of Science; Master;
Date: 12/22/2017
Job ID: 02553278
Job Description

Leading global provider of innovative climate control solutions for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVACR) markets with approximately 10,000 employees located throughout North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. One of their leading business units in commercial refrigeration is looking to hire Purchasing Manager for their Tifton GA operations. 

This manager directs the activities of buyers and purchasing agents who are responsible for the external negotiation and purchase of raw materials, parts, supplies and services at minimum cost, consistent with delivery requirements and quality specifications.
Duties include, but are not limited to: 
  • Direct the procurement activities of buyers. Responsible for the outcome of team procurement negotiations and supplier management.
  • Establish procedures to accomplish the procurement of a variety of materials in a cost-effective manner.
  • Coordinate procurement activities with user representatives to develop procurement programs and plans.
  • Monitor the performance and capabilities of vendors to ensure maintenance of delivery, quality and price commitments.
  • Continually assess market conditions that may affect procurements.
  • Supervise the negotiation of blanket orders and long-term purchase agreements covering procurement or major commodities.
  • Interface between company and suppliers on quality, engineering and procurement matters.
  • Develop and implement strategies to establish long-term sourcing.
  • Responsible for supervising Receiving groups in two plant locations.
  • Understand, track and implement corporate Material Hedging plan (aluminum, steel, copper).
  • Manage and direct cycle count program.
  • Responsible for developing, planning and executing material plant's inventory.
  • Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • An MBA or equivalent is preferred.
  • Requires at least 3 years related experience.
  • Requires extensive knowledge of purchasing policies and practices.
  • Has broad expertise including purchasing for lean manufacturing, Kanban and supplier development.
  • Requires excellent negotiation abilities and strong analytical skills.
  • Shows exceptional verbal and written communication skills including with executives or in international contexts.
  • Requires knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control. 
  • Must have knowledge of economic principles and financial markets.
  • Must be able to direct and evaluate the work of a procurement team.
  • Competent in computerized procurement systems.
  • Requires advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • May require MS Access experience.
Additional Information: 
  • Reports to Plant Operations Director
  • Position will have 6 salaried and 20 hourly direct reports at two facilities. 
  • Focus should be on people management, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, support material cost reduction, cycle count program, inventory, SAP material replenishment planning experience preferred
  • Action-Oriented
  • Ensures Accountability
  • Tier 2 Relocation