Purchasing Manager

Location: Portland, TN
Date Posted: 03-22-2018
As a Manufacturing Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for sourcing and managing vendors. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities to find more favorable costs and time frames.
Responsibilities
  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
Requirements
  • 5+ years of experience of purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience procuring steel and or plastics for manufacturers
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Working experience of vendor management software
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
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