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The Purchasing Manager position is responsible for the procurement, negotiation and on-time delivery of raw materials, MRO items, and supplies required to support customer orders. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for proactive supplier sourcing, supplier management, quality, delivery, and cost reduction.
  • Evaluate, develop, manage and maintain supplier relationships with key suppliers/vendors, including metrics, performance goals, corrective actions, and improvement initiatives.
  • Coordinate all contracts between vendors and suppliers.
  • Negotiate and purchase all assigned products optimizing cost, delivery and terms. (Foreign & Domestic).
  • Generate purchase orders and enter data into the CRM system.
  • Follow up and expedite purchase orders as necessary to deliver on time to support the production schedule and customer required ship dates.
  • Work closely with Operations and Finance personnel at multiple locations to ensure all are negotiating and receiving best quality and pricing for purchases and services.
  • Freight Management
  • Management of Quality Manual – additions, revisions and customer communication.
  • Develop forecasts for future demand and place timely orders based on vendor lead-time, market conditions, and individual manufacturing plants unique requirements.
  • Update and maintain the CRM system as well as communicate effectively with both internal employees and external vendors on status of orders and deliveries.
  • Frequent contact with suppliers and internal teams concerning production priorities, interdependencies, and schedules.
  • Travel to customers, vendors, suppliers, and other Company locations as required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related technical or business discipline required, i.e. supply chain, engineering, business, etc.
  • Certification or professional designation in a specialist area preferred (i.e. APICS).
  • 25% Travel (North America) to other Roll-Kraft facilities, suppliers, and vendors.
  • 5+ years’ experience of purchasing management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Good understanding of financial measurements and strategic goals and company vision.
  • Proficient use of ERP/MRP/CRM system(s) and Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience in dealing with metal machined components, castings, and assembled products is a plus.
  • Exceptional at leading all aspects of the procurement process including technology, strategy, sourcing, contract negotiations, selection, inventory systems, logistics and outsourcing management, etc.
  • Thorough understanding of production technology, and/or specialty support areas including broad knowledge of business environment and trends.
  • Well organized hands-on self-starter with superior communication skills across many different levels of the organization, both verbal and written.

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