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Purchasing Manager

Elkhart, IN 46516

Industry: Industrial Job Number: CJ111116511 Pay Rate: $40000-70000 / year Branch: Clerical & Professional

Job Description

Pro Resources is seeking a Purchasing Manager for a client in Elkhart, IN. This position will purchase material from vendors at a negotiated price and terms to meet customer demands and corporate’s financial ability and turns.

Shift and Compensation
  • Monday-Friday 7:30-4:30 PM
  • $40,000-$70,000

Job Duties
  • Hire, fire and change the compensation and/or duties of any employee reporting to this position within the company policy and budget and with the President’s approval
  • Develop and implement normal operating procedures.
  • Develop new purchasing procedures for higher efficiency  
  • Manage inventory to eliminate scrap  
  • Monitor inventory levels and identify purchasing needs for maximum inventory turn and customer service levels.
  • Research potential new vendors and products.
  • Compare and Evaluate offers from vendors, based on price, quality, selection, service, support, terms, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and supplier’s reputation and history.
  • Represent the company in negotiating or renegotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.
  • Monitor the assistant purchasing agent
  • Seek and Partner with reliable vendors
  • Determine quantity and timing of delivery for maximum turn of dollar
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Maintain a good relationship with the suppliers
  • Liaise with the warehouse staff to ensure the products arrive in good condition
  • Report and coordinate with the Sales Manager and salesman of any forecasted shortages or pricing issues
  • Prepare cost analyses
  • Enter data for purchase of material from vendors
  • Attend trade shows and exhibitions to stay up-to-date with industry trends
  • Travel to the branches when needed
  • Solicit bid proposals and prepare bid requirements when needed
  • Prepare purchase orders and review request for bids and services
  • Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel in buying. Selling and distributing materials, equipment, machinery and supplies
  • Analyze data to assess operational or projected effectiveness
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, operating strategies, organizational policies, plans or procedures
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and savings plans
  • Be able to operate with the software being used by the company and the vendors
  • Assist on customer phone calls and counter sales

Background Profile
  • Proven work experience as a purchasing officer or agent for at minimum five years
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • BS Degree in Supplier Chain Management, Logistics, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • Fluent in Microsoft Software
  • 3+ years of electrical experience preferred

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