Sr. Purchasing & Sourcing Manager

Sr. Purchasing & Sourcing Manager

The Sr. Purchasing & Sourcing Manager will be responsible for creating and executing strategic procurement strategies for the department.  We are looking for someone with a proven ability to lead a team and who is willing to roll up their sleeves and help their team when needed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing and sourcing strategies
  • Work with management to establish department spend budgets
  • Establishes and improves purchasing and inventory policies and procedures
  • Craft negotiating strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Lead effort to manage obsolete and slow-moving inventory to minimize loss
  • Manage sourcing projects, key initiatives, KPIs and supplier negotiations
  • Actively manage vendor relationships to ensure effective communication and collaboration
  • Develop new supply sources where vendors are inadequate
  • Mentor and develop direct reports to build their capabilities and address performance/disciplinary issues in a timely manner
  • Prepare and process purchase orders for materials and supplies
  • Works closely with receiving department to ensure materials arrived
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree preferred
  • 5+ years of purchasing and sourcing experience
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills
  • Strong knowledge MRP/ERP systems
  • Knowledge of SQF and NSF standards
  • Business and financial acumen

 

Additional Abilities

  • Ability to remain in a sitting position for long periods of time