Purchasing Manager
Morgantown , West Virginia
October 17, 2017

Purchasing Manager

The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for purchasing duties in support of programs and overall business (commodities)


* Manage the procurement activities at the plant level relative to the sourcing of raw materials, goods and services by utilizing the team concept with cross functional plant personnel.

* Understanding of overall materials flow and other functions linked to the Supply Chain

* Initiate and implement vendor evaluation system to continuously monitor performance. Institute corrective actions when necessary and provide feedback regarding vendor performance.

* Price negotiation, price analysis, supplier selection

* Manage RFP/RFQ process and obtain competitive quotes from vendors, including special machinery and controls

* Manage Outside Service Vendor relationships. Negotiate pricing. Find alternate sources for critical processes

* Participate with plant management team to formulate and execute strategies to maximize cost savings; lead in the evaluation of supplier reliability, and maintenance of service quality.

* Train plant personnel on procurement guidelines and strategy to improve understanding of purchasing function among plant staff.

* Develop storeroom personnel know-how to acquire more professionalism and upgrade in skill level requirements in anticipation of future organizational demands.

* Maintain a safe working environment in and around the storeroom.


* Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Economics, Materials or related field

* Minimum of 3 years of experience in Process excellence and Supply Chain within Manufacturing

* Certification in Supply Chain Management, CPM, CPSM or APICS a plus


* Global operations experience (sourcing, forecasting, purchasing, production, operations, technical)

* Ability to read and understand blueprints / drawings and an understanding of manufacturing processes

* Strong systems knowledge and proficiency and attention to details

* Strong work ethic and positive attitude

* Extensive knowledge of inventory management concepts

* High ethical standards. Models and supports organization's goals and values; adapts to changing conditions, demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles

* Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions, works well in a group problem solving situations, presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others attention, displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment, supports and explains reasoning for decisions includes appropriate people in decision-making process

* Displays original thinking and creativity, meets challenges with resourcefulness, generates suggestions for improving work

* Agility and personal adaptability with the ability to successfully manage multiple priorities with a high sense of urgency in a rapidly changing environment.

* Strong organizational skills

* Strong written and oral communication skills

* Strong computer skills including MRP system knowledge

Understanding of blueprints and bill of materials.

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