Purchasing Manager (Located in Grafton, OH)

Our client is searching for a Purchasing Manager. This person will manage the purchasing activities for the companies to provide the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible purchase cost.

Key Responsibilities/Essential Job Functions:

  • Evaluates suppliers based on cost, quality, service, availability, reliability, and selection variety.
  • Manages departmental budget.
  • Coordinates with Transportation group in renewing and establishing new lease contracts
  • Leads team in Company Cost Saving Initiatives
  • Primary contact and coordinator on key commodities for the Grafton Plant
  • Generates purchase orders from initiation through completion by coordinating with appropriate individuals and departments. Negotiates with vendors – price, terms and conditions and problem resolution.
  • Implements confidentiality agreements and maintains records.
  • Develops purchasing procedures, forms, etc.
  • Consults with outside legal counsel and Risk Management Department as appropriate.
  • Conducts vendor meetings (bid meetings, pre-award meetings, etc.).
  • Negotiates and issues change orders to contracts.
  • Insures bond requirement compliance.
  • Clarifies vendor questions.
  • Works with associates and vendors to resolve problems with purchased goods and services.
  • Visits vendor facilities.
  • Prepares purchasing reports for management.
  • Attends vendor and industrial trade shows.
  • Evaluates purchasing performance to improve departmental procedures.
  • Provide guidance to Purchasing Department associates to help them in performance of their job responsibilities.
  • Daily use of advanced PC and business computer applications, telephone conferencing and e-mail.
  • Understands RES’ ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and assists with executing its objectives.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business or related field and five or more years’ experience in purchasing.
  • CPM certification desired.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Must have experience in negotiating and qualifying contractors and vendors and in securing confidentiality and/or trade secret agreements.
  • Must have the ability to research and analyze various types of information.
  • Must possess a strong work ethic and commitment to quality. Must have extremely high standards of personal and team performance, and must be willing to devote and demand the hours and effort required to meet or exceed those standards.
  • Must possess excellent communication, organization, interpersonal and presentation skills. Must be able to effectively communicate and present information and respond to questions from associates, customers, suppliers or lenders.
  • Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to safely perform the essential functions of the job.

Salary Range: $95k-$110k

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