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Purchasing Manager (PERM)

Lowell , MA

Posted: 04/11/2023 Industry: Supply Chain and Logistics Job Number: 15520

Job Description

Connexion’s mission is to provide "best in class" services to job seekers. We strive to achieve excellence in job placement, staffing, and recruiting services while treating candidates with the professionalism and respect they deserve.

Title: Purchasing Manager
Hiring Organization: Connexion Systems & Engineering
  • Duration: PERM
  • Pay rate: $120-130k
  • Job Location: Lowell, MA
  • Job# 15520

Essential Job Duties:
  • Manage the daily activities of the Buyers in the Purchasing Department
  • Plan and purchase any and all parts and material to ensure availability at lowest possible cost and investment while maximizing customer service
  • Plan and purchase higher end commodities and fabricated parts
  • Respond to MRP demand in a timely manner (daily), placing orders for material in response to forecasts and customer requirements
  • Identify strengths and weaknesses of supplier base; manage and develop alternate supplier relationships as performance and business requirements dictate
  • Manage purchase agreements and contracts for materials, as to sources, quotations, prices, terms, etc., ensuring uniformity, economy and limitation of liability
  • Expedite parts shortages and past due parts and initiate corrective action to remedy shortage problems
  • Initiate projects and programs; carries them through to fruition
  • Manage database of substitute materials and alternate methods, or new sources for required materials anticipating make vs. buy cost trends in light of future forecasts for components
  • Manage creative supplier agreements/contracts that focus on efficient delivery of material, utilizing lean concepts such as pull systems, consignment and bread man to minimize inventory and limit out of stock situations
  • Control inventory/ordering procedures to minimize exposure to surplus and obsolete inventories
  • Maintain consistent interface with Engineering and Manufacturing management and other internal customers
Educational and Experience Requirements:
  • High School Diploma required;
  • Associate’s degree, or Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience as a buyer in a manufacturing environment, some within a contract manufacturing environment
  • 3+ years of supervisory experience
Essential Skills and Attitudes Required:
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with a diverse population
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Possess interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ethical
  • Adaptable
  • Thrive in a fast paced setting
  • Prioritize work efficiently and effectively
  • Maintain composure in stressful situations
  • Function as part of a team
  • Commitment to company values
  • Meet deadlines
  • Detail oriented
  • High level of accuracy
  • Professional in behavior and appearance
  • Dependable and punctual
  • Maintain a high level of quality and quantity of work
  • Maintain a positive attitude
  • Excellent computer skills in a windows environment; MRP/ERP systems, MS Office
Physical Requirements:
  • While performing the essential duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
  • Sit
  • Use hands to type, finger, handle, or feel
  • Talk and hear
  • Stand, walk and reach with hands and arms
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 lbs
  • Specific vision requirements include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and adjusting focus

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