Purchasing Manager


Salary Range:$95,000.00 - $105,000.00

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Position Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Director of Product Marketing Operations of a leading wholesaler. The Purchasing Manager will manage a team of buyers and is responsible for coordination and execution of strategic sourcing actions, and business unit specific commodity management. Will be the process owner for purchasing elements in the business unit quality system and accountable for material cost, long-term assurance of product for wholesale distribution, supplier quality performance, compliance to the quality system as well as all purchasing related information and data management. The position requires excellent focus, forward thinking, strong analytical capability, the ability to manage change, and solid execution. Challenge is to optimize process improvements, increase efficiencies and achieve operational excellence while improving the existing supply chain.

Background Required:
  • Wholesale Sourcing, Purchasing (5 years minimum)
  • Management or supervision
  • Proven history with sourcing and purchasing initiatives (i.e. ink & printers)
  • Demonstrated success in supply chain best practices (i.e. cost management, supplier development, lead time reduction methods)
  • Strong Negotiations
  • Understanding and use of Total Cost of Ownership decision-making tools
  • Metrics measurements (i.e. pricing, delivery, costs, quality)
  • Computer literate: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook)
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree (Engineering, Purchasing, Supply Chain or related area)
  • Location: St. Louis, MO (relocation assistance provided)
Background Preferred (but not required):
  • Industry relevant certifications (i.e. CPPM, CPDW, APICS)
  • Advanced Degree –MBA or MS
Other Essential Abilities and Skills:
  • Demonstrates Leadership
  • Drives change and innovation
  • Strong organization and relationship management skills (both internal & external)
  • Excellent written & verbal communication
  • Works well in a matrix environment
If you are interested in this opportunity but you’re not ready to apply, please email the Practice Leader provided below with your questions.

Practice Leader: Ashley Molyneux
Warehouse & Distribution

330.664.9400, ext.108

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