Purchasing Manager

Location: Moultrie, GA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $90,000.00 - $100,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 12/27/2017
Job ID: 02553832
Job Description

This purchasing manager directs the activities of buyers and purchasing agents for a mechanical manufacturing facility.  The purchasing manager will have 6 salaried and 20 hourly direct reports at two facilities.
The focus of this purchasing manager will be people management, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, material cost reduction, cycle count program, inventory, material replenishment planning, etc.

Direct the procurement activities of buyers and is responsible for the outcome of 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 orders and purchase agreements covering procurement or major commodities.
Interface between company and suppliers on quality, and procurement.
Develop and implement strategies to establish long-term sourcing.
Understand, track and implement corporate Material Hedging plan (steel, aluminum, copper, etc.).
Manage and direct cycle count program.
Responsible for developing, planning and executing plant's inventory.

Qualified candidate will have the following:

  • Be able to direct and evaluate the work of a procurement team.
  • Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  
  • At least 3 years related experience.
  • Knowledge of purchasing policies and practices.
  • Purchasing for lean manufacturing, and supplier development.
  • Strong negotiation abilities and strong analytical skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control.
  • Knowledge of economic principles and financial markets.
  • Competent in computerized procurement systems.