Purchasing Manager

Location: Batavia, OH
Date Posted: 04-17-2018
If you are an experienced materials or purchasing professional, we have an opportunity in Cincinnati OH for a Purchasing Manager with an industry leading manufacturer.  The Purchasing Manager will manage cost savings initiatives for direct and indirect materials and supplies for plant operations, and also determine lowest total cost while meeting quality requirements for all purchases, and ensure continuous supply of material while minimizing inventory costs. The Purchasing Manager will also work strategically to identify short and long term cost saving initiatives to ensure the continued success and growth of the company.
Our client offers a fast-paced culture, strong leadership and a competitive compensation package including salary, bonus and full benefits.
Job Responsibilities for Purchasing Manager:
• Manage inventory levels to minimize inventory carry costs and track consignment inventory.  Perform historical analysis to identify opportunities to increase inventory turns and minimize waste.
• Process and track supplier claims for material quality issues to ensure timely closure of claims.
• Analyze changing trends in material pricing and availability and recommend necessary action to ensure a continued flow of materials to meet production requirements and identify cost reductions while meeting quality standards. Implement cost saving initiatives jointly with the plant operations.
• Review orders for raw materials for new products and customers prior to order approval.  Place purchase orders raw materials and indirect materials and supplies for plant operations as necessary. Track and expedite orders and investigate order problems as required.
• Support other plant locations in regards to purchasing functions as necessary.
• Obtain and analyze quotes for the purchase of all indirect and direct materials and supplies including the review of contract terms and conditions.  Support contract analysis on supplier bids as necessary.
• Participate in development teams as necessary to facilitate the introduction of new material to production.  Manage the start-up process for new suppliers.
• Maintain all purchasing records and documents and work with Accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies.  Ensure purchasing processes adhere to SOX compliance including purchasing system management for new suppliers, materials and updates to pricing and personnel training.
• Manage local supplier relationships ensuring suppliers meet quality, cost and service expectations including managing supplier scorecards.
• Manage the transportation system and process across all plants and supplier relationships.  Lead the identification and implementation of cost saving initiatives.
• Provide routine and ad-hoc reporting related to material purchases, inventory and consignment including metric reporting.  Communicate the status of projects and cost saving initiatives.
• Bachelor Degree in business related area or equivalent required.
• 5+ years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment.
• 3+ years of supervisory experience preferably in a multiple location structure required.
• ERP/MRP experience
• Experience with environmental regulations a plus
• Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
• Proven strong communication, negotiation, analytical and project management skills required.
• Proven record of achieving annual cost reduction savings and working productively in a fast-paced environment.
• CPM, CPIM, CIRM, CFPIM or other certification a plus
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