Purchasing Manager
Job Opportunity at Executive Directions & Pinnacle Int'l

Posted on Aug 4

http://www.executive-directions.com    (330) 499-1001

Location: Dayton, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4163117

This position oversees the purchase of materials, equipment, supplies and services.  Coordinates vendor projects, strategic relationships and raw material development projects to ensure competitive sources of a specialized or complex nature in accordance with prescribed purchasing regulations and procedures. Reviews and analyzes MRP, purchase requisitions, investigates and develops sources of supplies, prepares bid specifications, issues request for bids and reviews quotations. Interprets purchasing procedures for departments and vendors.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following: 
  1. Coordinate strategic and functional relationships with vendors.
  2. Manage raw material purchases utilizing Syteline ERP System.
  3. Participate in Global Procurement projects to ensure N.A. requirements are well integrated into overall procurement strategies.  Global responsibility to seek out globalization and synergy potentials.  Assist in locating raw materials for other Global faculties when needs arrive.
  4. Monitor & control inventories to budgeted inventory levels to prevent out of stock situations..
  5. Identify and select vendors to procure specialized commodities.
  6. Maintain purchasing files to allow the capture of data on purchases by item and supplier.
  7. Maintain close working relationship with the Operations (Plant Management & Supervision; Production Scheduling; Quality) to ensure Vendors are properly supporting operations..
  8. Examine opportunities to reduce purchase cost through supplier meeting, volume consolidation, substitutions, material sourcing, rebate programs, competitive price negotiations.
  9. Establishes and maintains order points, safety stock levels, inventory target setting, inventory reporting to manage inventory to appropriate levels.
  10. Develops reporting process to identify root cause of shortages and aged inventory.
  11. Manage vendor claims for defective material to recoup costs of raw materials. 
  12. Collaborates with all functions to ensure the plant has the appropriate levels of raw materials and ingredients to supply customers on time.

Management Responsibilities:
  1. Provide counseling, direction, oversight to a Buyer and a Customer Service Representative.
  2. Ensure Procurement policies; procedures; systems are properly utilized in all Purchasing Functions.
  3. Provide input; guidance; coordination with Operations to ensure inventory control is well integrated into day-to-day Operations.
  • Excellent verbal & written skills
  • Adaptability         
  • Innovation
  • Persuasiveness/ Negotiation skills
  • Strong organization & Planning         
  • Ability to serve as a team-leader &/ or contributing team participant
  • Judgment
  • Ability to handle heavy work-load with rapidly changing priorities
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Ability to coordinate/ interact internationally with vendors & other company locations
  • Ability to interact effectively & collaboratively with all functions in the organization –   interactions will include international team members
  • Formal presentation skills
  • Problem analysis & Problem Solving
  • BS Degree related field and a minimum of 5 years years of purchasing or equivalent experience.
  • Knowledge of Production and Inventory Management concepts
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of International Purchasing a strong plus.
  • Experience as a buyer, scheduler, planner, demand planner or related position.
  • Forecasting and budgeting, production and inventory control concepts knowledge.
  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office, i.e. EXCEL and WORD.
  • APICS Certification (CPIM) a plus
  • NAPM Certification (C.P.M.) a plus
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