Purchasing Manager

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  • Location:

    East Hartford, United States

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  • Contact:

    Charlie Mallico

  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

The Purchasing Manager plans, directs, and supervises the procurement of all product and non-product goods and services.  Product includes materials (raw material and purchased parts) and outside processes (OV) including special processes (heat treatment, coatings, testing) and subcontract machining. Non-product includes tooling, supplies, equipment and facilities maintenance services, and other services. The Purchasing Manager leads a team of buyers and oversees the company’s supply chain.

  • This role ensures all items are purchased as per accepted company standards, procedures and policies.
  • The position will lead the team in analyzing material demand requirements to determine if material is required to be sourced and/or rescheduled in order manage inventory and cost.
  • The Purchasing Manager maintains supplier KPI’s with regards to quality, on-time delivery, and cost.
  • They study market trends, identify vendors, recommend sources of supply, and negotiate orders and agreements.
  • Responsible for identifying, establishing and managing team goals and objectives with primary focus on inventory control, cost management, material support and supplier performance.
  • Oversee the purchase requisition and purchase order approval processes.
  • Negotiate and direct development of purchase orders, supply agreements, and competitive bids.
  • Annual standard setting on purchased parts
  • Develop and implement strategies for negotiations of price reductions, terms, and conditions.
  • Analyze material requirements through forecasts and initiate purchasing activity based on current needs analysis.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of “Supplier Scorecards” to measure performance and partner with Manufacturing and Quality Assurance to evaluate performance.
  • Facilitate activities between supplier and internal customers in communicating requests and resolving problems such as design issues, changes in specifications, and/or non-compliance in both product quality & documentation.
  • Assist in resolving problems with products or services; discuss defective or unacceptable goods/services with users, suppliers or inspection/quality control to determine source trouble/problem and appropriate root cause and corrective action.


  • 8+ years of experience in managing and leading large teams, preferably within a manufacturing environment; ability to think strategically
  • Travel 10-20%
  • Strong client-facing and communication skills
  • Experience with ERP systems; Epicor preferred
  • Demonstrated advanced proficiency in all MS-Office applications; Excel required