Purchasing Manager


Purchasing and Procurement

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Salary Range

USD40000-60000 per year

No. of Openings


Branch Information

Lafayette, IN - (USA) 1221 South Creasy Lane Suite M IN Lafayette , IN 47905


765 447-0874

Job Description

Direct Hire- Purchasing Manager

Manpower is partnering with a Lafayette, IN based metal/metal products manufacturer to identify qualified candidates for a direct hire Purchasing Manager.

Job Summary: Responsible for ordering, pricing, inventory and sourcing of raw materials. Champions purchasing activities with other departments to maintain inventory at planned levels while obtaining optimum cost.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

* Negotiate pricing and execute purchasing contracts efficiently and effectively

* Oversee direct & indirect items purchasing operations

* Plan, perform, manage, and execute physical inventories

* Set-up minimum/maximum inventory levels and monitor/adjust as needed

* Develop and maintain a vendor quality rating system

* Research and visit new vendors as needed

* Minimize inventory levels while maximizing inventory turns

* Performs or oversees necessary data entry for raw materials

* Knowledge of extrinsic factors relating to commodities purchased

* Monitor quality of goods through cost, schedules, delivery, and conformance to specifications

* Maintain tracking system for material certifications

* Accurately calculate make vs buy decisions

* Communicate with suppliers about lead time deliveries for production planning and customer demands

* Expedite hot orders and provide timely feedback

* Contact vendors to obtain a RGA for return, follow-up to ensure proper credit

* Maximize in-bound shipments to minimize shipping costs

* Negotiate, calculate, and take full advantage of discount terms as needed

* Match all purchase orders with invoices to ensure proper billing

* Provide full cooperation with fellow team members, associates and departments

* Promote a safe workplace environment

* Continuous personal and professional development and improvement

Qualification Requirements:

* Have a bachelor's degree in business related field with 3 to 5 years' experience in the purchasing field; or the equivalent work experience/training

* Ability to work in a MRP environment

* Ability to deal with numbers/figures with a high degree of accuracy

* Possess good interpersonal/communication and problem-solving skills and negotiating skills

* Ability to learn and apply purchasing Kanban, JIT and lean manufacturing principles & practices

Non-essential skills:

* Capable of prioritizing multiple tasks while completing them in a timely fashion

* Able to work in and foster a team environment

* Able to perform best management practices

* Make all decisions, personally and professionally, with company best interest in mind

* Willingness to be cross trained and help in other departments/areas as needed

* Self-motivated quick learner

Interested candidates may submit a resume via email: [email protected]

If you have questions about this posting- please contact our office:

Phone: 765-447-0874

Text: 765-374-6788