Manages 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 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 Company.
Develop and effectively utilize a network of supplier contacts in order to quickly find and get quotes from sources for new materials. Able to work within that network in order to assure appropriate competitiveness among our approved suppliers.
Manages negotiations and agreements with vendors and suppliers in a manner that provides the best possible cost position returning the highest value to the Company.
Measures and assesses the capabilities, delivery and quality performance of the Company's vendors and suppliers. Reviews these results with those suppliers in order to achieve continuous improvement in supply chain results.
Relies on experience and market judgment to recognize and appropriately respond to changing market and supply conditions in order to ensure continued supply of components and chemicals.
Establishes and nurtures strategic relationships and lean work processes with key vendors and suppliers, and employs LEAN and continuous improvement procedures within the dept such that supply chain efficiency is improving consistently for the Company's benefit.
Works with all departments and functions in order to satisfy the needs of the depts. internal customers while also meeting purchasing needs.
Manages and supervises the purchasing dept. in order to achieve the depts. goals while providing a challenging work environment that develops peoples' skills and capabilities.
Familiar with the principles and functionalities of a Materials Resource Planning (MRP) system to the extent that the incumbent is able to mange and oversee the set up and use of the purchasing functions in the system to assure optimum purchasing and raw material inventory management results.
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.
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 condition, cost and supply trend analysis, and able to understand the impact of changing market conditions.