The Purchasing Manager will drive objectives by ensuring the timely and cost effective purchase and delivery of direct materials. Responsible for managing the buying team in the selection, negotiation, and management of all vendors and suppliers while developing and administering processes, procedures, and standards for global purchasing.
Job Responsibilities: •Provides mentoring and coaching for the Purchasing and Supplier Development team; identifies and evaluates talent.
•Develops and implements a global supply base
•Works collaboratively with program team to develop and implement sourcing strategies on-time and below the budget.
•Develop and communicate long and short term global strategies and objectives, including adherence to the purchasing budget.
•Maintains adherence to global policies and procedures. •Negotiates vendor agreements with suppliers and obtains competitive bids; works with Legal to finalize agreements, as required.
•Plans and implements cost-reduction programs that maintain quality and customer satisfaction.
•Collaboratively set and achieve Business Unit objectives, with a strong focus on revenue programs.
•Leads staff in the purchasing of materials and conferring with internal customers to clarify program requirements.
•Directs the purchasing process and develops effective partnerships with suppliers to ensure the procurement of specified commodities to price, quality, and reliability.
•Provides executive management decision-making information by preparing, submitting, and interpreting regular procurement and usage reports.
Responsible for executing cost reduction initiatives to achieve the Annual Operation Plan of the procurement organization.
•Bachelor's degree required (preferred area of study; supply chain or business administration)
•Minimum 7 – 10 years of Purchasing experience required
•Previous management experience is required •Clear and concise verbal and written communications for a global audience; ability to influence/persuade; ability to negotiate effective agreements with global suppliers is preferred
•Good interpersonal/customer relations skills; good presentation skills is preferred
•Ability to select, lead, evaluate, and develop employees is preferred
•Expertise in the knowledge and application of full-cycle procurement strategy principles, policies and procedures and supply chain processes is preferred
•Demonstrated success directing supplier selection activities is preferred
•Ability to track and analyze financial results of sourcing strategies is preferred
•Ability to manage complex transactions involving suppliers, customers and all levels of management is preferred
•Global manufacturing and supply base knowledge is preferred.
•Able to analyze and interpret market data is preferred.
•Commodity cost driver knowledge is preferred.