Sr Manager Purchasing

Mohawk Industries Inc   •  

Calhoun, GA

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 47 days ago

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Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in purchasing and distributing materials, equipment, and supplies in an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function.

  • Organizes, supervises, and directs the work of storeroom and central supply personnel engaged in receiving, issuing, and delivering supplies and equipment.

  • Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.

  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports.

  • Develops a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.

  • Designs, implements, manages, and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.

  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct. Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.

  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.

  • Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors. Oversees all activities related to procurement of a commodity, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity. Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel.

  • Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies work flow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to determine expediency of installing new or improved office machines. Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Four-year college degree in a related discipline and 8+ years of progressively responsible job specific work experience in an organization of comparable size and diversity to include:

  • 3+ years in a lead/supervisor role

  • Experience in a textile manufacturing environment preferred

  • Demonstrated experience negotiating major purchasing contracts

  • Demonstrated experience performing business and data analysis to determine the best course of action to improve department efficiency, control cost, and improve process and procedures.

  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted purchasing practices, contract negotiation, and related laws and regulations.

  • Knowledge of the Company’s organizational and functional operating structure, products, policies, and administrative procedures.

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of HR policies, practices, and procedures as it relates to employee relations, hiring, terminations, benefit and compensation plans, and administrative guidelines.

  • Knowledge of budgeting and expense control to plan, implement, and control expenditure while maintaining and improving on quality standards

  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topic.

  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities

  • Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

About Mohawk

Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distributionprocesses provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading innovation has yielded products and technologies that differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, IVC , Karastan, Marazzi, Mohawk, Mohawk Home, Pergo, and Quick-Step. During the past decade, Mohawk has transformed its business from an American carpet manufacturer into the world’s largest flooring company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia and the United States

Job ID 2019-40508