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Purchasing Manager

Dracut, MA 01826

Posted: 06/07/2023 Job Number: 32435

Job Description

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:

·         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

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Fran Hardy

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