Purchasing Manager


Trenton, TN

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 79 days ago

  by    Gordy Hunt

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The objective of this role is to allow seamless business practices between us and our internal and external customers. The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure the timely, cost effective supply of goods and services. This involves responsibility for the procurement activities of the domestic manufacturing operations as well as the sourced components and finished goods from domestic and overseas suppliers. Typical purchases involve steel, aluminium, iron and aluminium castings, forgings, stampings, metal fabrications, machined parts, specialty hardware, packaging materials, and various outside services. The successful candidate must be a results-oriented, team player with strong leadership skills and a continuous process improvement mind set.


  • Contributes in the design, development, implementation and maintenance of procurement, purchasing, logistics and distribution directives, rules and guidelines, in order to achieve the most cost-effective processes for the organization
  • Responsible for year-over-year materials cost improvement
  • Responsible for year-over-year inventory turns improvement while improving supply chain delivery performance
  • Works closely with other supply chain team members to accomplish overall company goals for safety, quality, delivery, cost, and inventory.
  • Analyse market and delivery systems to assess present and future availability
  • Develops, maintains and manages a relationship with vendors and internal customers on all organizational levels that will deliver mutual benefits for the Company
  • Develops and implements purchasing and contract management instructions, policies and procedures for consistent application throughout the organization
  • Selects and approves domestic and international suppliers or partners for the organization based upon a thorough selection process, in order to ensure the supplier selection is in alignment with Company strategy
  • Responsibility for negotiating the best possible pricing and terms with the vendors confirmed by contracts within the Company's directives, rules and guidelines
  • Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies
  • Working with Finance, Administration and Operations to ensure integrated internal controls, timely payment of vendors and full, auditable support documentation.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Possess analytical ability

Computer literate with strong spreadsheet analysis skills.


Directly supervises the Purchase and Procurement function. Carries out responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; mentoring employees; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees and maintaining harmony among employees and resolving grievances. Prepares necessary reports to analyse and track performance. Maintains good housekeeping of area and ensures safe work environment for all employees.


· Bachelor's Degree

· 7 to 10 years of progressive purchasing/materials management/sourcing experience; Minimum of 3 years in a managerial role

· Experience in a continuous improvement environment

· Demonstrated ability to implement supplier material pull systems and Kanban processes is a plus

· Experience with lean manufacturing methods and thinking processes is a plus

· Experience working with transportation carriers

· Experience with ISO 9000 standards and requirements as it relates to purchasing is a plus

· Experience developing standard operating procedures for a purchasing organization

· Demonstrated ability to lead and develop people


$80K - $90K