Purchasing Manager

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible, within limits of delegated authority, for controlling and operating the Central Purchasing Department. Assist in policy development, procedures, objectives, goals and training plan in accordance with corporate objectives. Oversight of Buyers and Material Planners to maximize efficiency as well as effectiveness and lessons-learned. Recommend and drive improvements in the overall purchasing process which will advance the interests of the corporation. This is a working management role and may require commodity purchasing.

  • Oversee and mentor the Corporate Buyer(s) and Material Planner(s).

  • Manage the commodity assignments for purchasing department to ensure balance and alignment of skill set.

  • Help develope purchasing plans and programs to follow corporate policies and objectives.

  • Promote purchasing objectives and assist in understanding of approved objectives by subordinates.

  • Promote visibility of all new product developments in regards to materials and supplier base.

  • Maintain purchasing records such as instructions, procedures, etc as required by the Purchasing Department and other departments.

  • Support all purchasing staff in conflicts or questions pertaining to pricing, deliveries, quality, and all other required specifications

  • Furnishes spend analysis and cost data for use in scheduling, planning, budgeting and other functional activities

  • Manages and maintains the Supplier Annual Review Process including but not limited to on-time delivery, cost reductions and supplier quality.

  • Develops, improves and manages an on-going training process for all purchasing personnel

  • Support a productive and highly efficient work environment

  • Promotes and encourages purchasing personnel to evaluate new materials and new suppliers as required.

  • Maintains awareness of new supply chain technology and processes

  • Provide leadership in regards to supplier visits and audits

  • Assists in supplier negotiations

  • Ensure purchasing has the correct supply chain in place to manage and support the business requirements either through new suppliers or supplier reduction.

  • Interacts cross-functionally with other departments to improve processes and efficiency.


  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field.

  • APICS or CPM certification strongly preferred.

  • 7 - 10 years of buying experience and 5+ years of materials management experience. .

  • Knowledge of MRP applications a must.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc).

  • Effective verbal, written, flexibility, decision-making, multitasking and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to travel as necessary.

Judge Group Job Order ID: 558935
Salary: based on experience
Company Description:

Working at the crossroads of people and transformative technologies, The Judge Group delivers innovative business solutions €“ powered by top talent €“ to help organizations reach their strategic goals and realize opportunities now and in the future.

The Judge Group is a leading professional services firm specializing in technology, talent, and learning solutions. Our services are successfully delivered through a network of more than 35 offices in the United States, Canada, China, and India. The Judge Group serves more than 40 Fortune 100 companies and is responsible for the placement of more than 4,500 professionals annually across a wide range of industries. To learn more, visit www.judge.com.

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