Purchasing Manager

Purchasing and Planning Manager – Manufacturing


Looking for a great opportunity to apply your purchasing leadership
experience for a growing manufacturing company? 
Our client is a MN based manufacturer with multiple locations in the Twin
Cities metro and surrounding area. This is a strategic position responsible for
consolidating the purchasing spend across multiple sites and planning and
purchasing all materials for production and inventory targets.






This position will provide you with the responsibilities of:


  • Implementing sourcing and category management
    strategies both domestically and internationally.

  • Analyzing and calculating costs of procurement
    and suggesting methods to decrease expenditures.

  • Negotiating complex supplier agreements,
    creating favorable outcomes for the corporation.

  • Managing and mentoring a team of Buyer/Planners
    in the areas of purchasing, cost analysis and commodity management.

  • Developing and implementing supplier management
    program with key suppliers including metrics, performance goals and improvement
    initiatives to maintain on time delivery and drive cost reductions.

  • Utilizing multiple ERP systems and maintaining
    knowledge and understanding of how each system functions to support daily
    purchasing tasks.

  • Purchasing goods, materials and processing
    purchase orders within approved limits





An excellent candidate will have the following skills and

  • Experience purchasing in a manufacturing

  • 3-5 years of leadership and development
    experience with direct reports

  • Experience with planning, scheduling and

  • Excellent communication skills, ability to
    interface effectively with customers, suppliers and cross functional

  • Ability to multi-task, wear multiple hats and
    prioritize workload to meet customer expectations

  • Experience with multiple ERP/MRP systems highly

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent experience

  • APICS certification or willingness to achieve


This position will provide you the opportunity to be an
integral part of the continued success of the business.  Your success in this role will position you
for advancement within this growing organization. 


Interested?  Please apply on line or email your resume to

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