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Position TitlePurchasing Manager
LocationYoungwood, PA
Summary PRIMARY FUNCTIONS: The Purchasing Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate the purchasing and logistic activities as well as manage all aspects of purchasing and logistics, which will include Supervision responsibilities; Working with Sales/Marketing and Production Planning to create, load, and share forecasting information; Raw material, product, equipment, and service procurement; Supplier and team development and improvement. Maintain and meet the purchasing key performance indicators, which will include spend budgets, inventory turns, supplier performance, and cost-saving targets, as well as others. Work with all departments as a member of their sourcing team participating in the development and implementation of plans and providing expertise. Understanding the organization’s inventory requirements to meet production, delivery and quality goals. Responsible for achieving annual savings targets. Manage all freight and logistic activates.

• Effectively manage, coordinate, support, and evaluate the activities of personnel engaged in the purchasing, receiving, inspection, and shipping of product, with the total control of excess labor spend (Over-time).
• Actively involve the purchasing team in goals and objectives. Meet frequently to advise the team on current metrics and implement plans to ensure successful achievement of all objectives.
• Ensure that cross-training of every job function is accomplished throughout the department.
• Manage the material investment entrusted to your team, focusing on all inventory levels, scrap, and spoilage (Inactive /obsolete material). Lead team involvement in inventory cycle counts.
• Monitor all phases of inventory and procedures, and maintain a constant awareness of status, providing for alternative plans as needed to compensate for shortages, rejections, new priorities and related problems.
• Implement the necessary controls to keep expenditures within budget limits.
• Create and maintain departmental metrics and performance charts.
• Present departmental metrics, efforts, and programs when needed.
• Analyze and evaluate market and supplier conditions, inventory and production capacities and plan purchases in relation to current short-range and long-range commitments and advise management of potential delivery or shortage problems.
• Monitor purchasing activity, including all materials, supplies and services, both direct and indirect to insure compliance with supplier agreements and that best pricing is achieved. This may include material support for contract manufacturers.
• Interface with and maintain excellent relationships with all Powerex departments and teams. Participate in continuous improvement activities that may include being a part of a multi-functional group.
• Insure timely supply at optimized value of raw materials.
• Manage supplier relationships through frequent contact and formal assessments to maintain a competitive, innovative and reliable supply base. Travel required (20-30%) that covers the majority of the supply base.
• Lead negotiations with suppliers to develop agreements on pricing, service, and quality levels to be provided.
• Organize negotiations to include a clear objective, a complete bid package (including any necessary engineering drawings, blueprints and/or specifications), quotes from available suppliers (including warranty and labor reimbursement terms), and necessary input from other departments (including engineering, production control, quality, product support and production management), and perform a value analysis of alternatives for use in final.
• Monitor supplier performance and aggressively pursue those sources that are not performing adequately and actively lead programs to improve and enhance supplier performance.
• Manage price changes, volume commitments, termination decisions and other contractual obligations.
• Identify, evaluate, and develop effective value adding relationships with strategic suppl
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