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Purchasing Manager

N Attleboro, MA 02763

Posted: 07/28/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Number: 40501 Pay Rate: 115,000

Job Description

Our client in Attleboro is looking for a Purchasing Manager. In this role you will be responsible for planning, purchasing, tracking, and maintaining inventory levels in the areas of distribution, engineering services, and in-house production for an Industrial Automation organization.
  • Manage the purchasing department in the overall supply chain process of purchasing, inventory control, and distribution.  Hire, train, coach and evaluate direct reports.
  • Develop long-range goals and objectives for the purchasing and inventory management in alignment with corporate initiatives.  Track performance using selected KPI’s.
  • Responsible for proactive purchase order management to ensure that the delivery of products supports customer orders and desired inventory levels.
  • Help develop strategies and tactics for improving operation efficiencies, improving service levels and set and maintain inventory levels as well as operation cost.
  • Represent company(s) in negotiating contracts and formulating polices with suppliers.
  • Work closely with other department team members and Managers during new product development/redesign phase to ensure purchased product costs, quality standards and product availability fall within the established criteria of the Company/Project.
  • Ensures all purchased costs and lead times are up to date and delivery commitments are met.
  • Maintain an external awareness of industry and related purchasing trends, global material shortages and new technology as it relates to the products produced.
  • Work directly with Sales Operations to review supplier contracts and relay necessary information to Purchasing, Quality and Production teams as needed.
  • Monitor and adjust purchased inventory levels by regularly reviewing past, present and future product demands based on historical ERP data and forecasted sales.
  • Work with Accounting and Management to reconcile all outstanding payment issues in a timely manner to prevent delays in product delivery or services.
  • Provide guidance to the companies Continuous Improvement Program when dealing with Purchased or Procured products and services for the project(s).

  • 4+ direct reports with growth expected over the next 12-24 months. 

QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management or relevant discipline EXPERIENCE
  • 5+ years of purchasing experience in a Purchasing leadership role
  • Industrial manufacturing or contract manufacturing experience required
  • Excel, Word and Outlook experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Distribution experience preferred
  • Low volume, high mix experience required
  • Electronics components or mechanical components background preferred
  • Multi-site experience required
  • (The laboratory, manufacturing or office environment in which the job is performed with special consideration to health/safety)
  • Working conditions are normal office environment.  Infrequent travel by air is required.

Meet Your Recruiter

John Ellison

John has 30 years of experience recruiting professionals in the high-tech space. He possesses strong knowledge of recruiting strategies for permanent and contract placement. Additionally, he has 11 years of direct client interface sales and marketing experience for the staffing industry.

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