Purchasing Manager

Akron, OH, 44224, United States

Posted on 02/10/2019


Position Details

Type:

Permanent

Industry:

Manufacturing & Dist / Chemical

Function:

Purchasing

Job Level:

Standard Management (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

Education:

Associate's Degree

Reference ID:

MTR129

Chemical additives manufacturer has an immediate opening for an experienced Purchasing Manager.

POSITION SUMMARY
• Develop and execute purchasing strategies
• Manage the purchasing of critical raw materials
• Negotiate with suppliers for optimal terms, annual contracts
• Maintain positive relationships with suppliers

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES
• Track and report key functional metrics
• Ensure clear requirements documentation
• Forecast price and market trends
• Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
• Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
• Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand

EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS
• 5+ years of experience in a corporate purchasing position, preferably chemical industry
• Proven working experience as purchasing manager, agent or officer
• Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
• A knack for market dynamics, negotiation and networking
• Working experience of vendor management software
• Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
• BS degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration, or equivalent work experience