Director of Purchasing

Essential duties:

Develop annual business plans identifying key activities and priorities; set and manage performance targets and operational budgets.  Oversee sourcing research and analysis, manage buyer and purchasing activities; oversee activities related to supplier selection and approvals; ensure Approved Supplier List (ASL) is maintained.  Facilitate supplier management meetings, including market updates, current supplier capacity review, action item management.  Establish business relationships, perform supplier qualification and selection as needed; actively work with materials management on supplier issues and escalations.  Oversee materials management, scheduling, and inventory control.  Interview, hire, and train departmental staff; plan, assign, direct the work; performance management.  Continually investigate and introduce process improvement measures and present suggestions to CEO for consideration.  Develop and maintain relationships with all vendors; participate in formulating and administering company policies and developing long range goals and objectives.

Qualified applicants:

Will have a Master’s degree or equivalent, and 8-10 years related experience.  Strategic business planning and management skills; employee development and performance management skills, organizational planning, structuring, and staffing skills.  Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and financial management principals and practices; program planning, development, implementation, and leadership skills.  Excellent communication, influencing, and negotiation skills; self-motivated.  Proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, internet software, ERP systems, etc.

Benefits include:

Comprehensive benefit package including 401(k), two health insurance options (Blue Cross/Blue Care Network, both including dental and vision), paid vacation and holidays, life insurance, short- and long-term disability coverages.

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