Purchasing Manager - Detroit, MI


Purchasing and Procurement

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Taylor, MI - (USA) 10115 Telegraph MI Taylor , MI 48180



Job Description

Manpower is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager for our client in Detroit, MI

This is a great Direct Hire opportunity located close to Downtown Detroit!

The ideal candidate will have Carbon Steel Background


Manage all acquisition of materials needed for production primarily from international sources.

Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies worldwide to include researching, locating and development of foreign suppliers.

Acquisition of materials needed for production, general supplies for offices and facilities, equipment, or contracts

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 bench marking

Assess, manage and mitigate risks

Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers

Determine quantity and timing of deliveries

Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand

Purchasing functions and assists other purchasing personnel in the efficient procurement of goods and services.

Expediting and follow-up on deliveries.

Data Entry (RFQ, Purchase Orders, Purchasing Reports, Updating Estimating Guides)

Research suppliers to determine which ones fit company pricing and quality and delivery objectives.

Verifying budgeted funds for specific products/projects


5-7 years of hands on experience in procurement in the steel industry

Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration

Willingness to travel internationally several times a year

Strong negotiation and communication skills

Proven working experience as purchasing manager, agent or officer

Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management

Full understanding of Microsoft software (Excel, Word), and MRP software platforms.

High attention to detail

Ability to work with a team

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work

Please submit your resume today for immediate consideration!