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      • Walterboro, South Carolina
      • Permanent
      • $85,000 - $110,000 per year
      • 6:30 AM - 4:30 PM
      New opportunity with Global company located in Ravenel/Summerville area! This postion requires someone that knows how to strategically source materials and build relationships with current suppliers and vendors. You will be working with International suppliers and need to be able to maintain and discuss with internal team supply chain issues. Great collaboration with internal team! Prior experience in chemical industry, mass chemical, plastics (bulk) or cardboard industry and plus, but not necessary! Excellent benefit package!-Responsibilities:Leads the purchasing department in supporting company objectives. Oversees departmental activities and looks to improve processes, increase departmental efficiencies, ensure proper documentation and controls are in place and supervision and development of direct report. ?Performs the planning and purchasing functions of products and materials, both internationally and domestically. Must have the ability to understand the buying and planning process conceptually and how it functions absent an ERP system.?Identifies and selects vendors to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery dates. Studies market trends and analyzes quotations received to ensure optimum pricing. ?Regularly sources new supplier and vendor relationships and continuously develops current relationships in order to maintain alternate sources of supplies, where applicable.?Negotiates with suppliers, through ethical means, for terms of purchase and planning in order to attain optimized cost savings for the Company. Negotiates all prices for purchased material, including finished goods (excluding inter-company prices), production components, non-production material and other goods and services as assigned.?Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.?Proactively takes the lead to resolve quality problems with suppliers of purchased material. This includes problem solving with suppliers on new product development, including transportation, packaging and specifications.?Writes and distributes complex and technical bid invitations or requests for proposals; receives and analyzes bids, quotes, and proposals and awards the contract.?Creates and analyzes vendor scorecards to ensure vendors are consistently and effectively meeting the needs of the Company. Identifies vendors who do not consistently meet the terms of the contracts and develops problem-solving methods. ?Works closely with Marketing to ensure timely introduction of new products; works with Engineering to support new product introduction launches.?Working hours: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PMSkills:Proactively communicates to Director of Operations, planning and Analysis the status of backordered finished goods or shortage of production material. --Facilitates export/import shipment of purchased goods, providing necessary information to the traffic function of distribution.--Maintains appropriate inventory levels as set by materials management. Assists in the management of excess and slow-moving inventory or obsolete items. --Takes corrective action to eliminate shortages or excess stock due to changes in customer demands and forecasts.--Leads, participates in, and supports continuous improvement activities.--Supports and leads by example the Core Values of the organization.--Performs other duties as assigned.Education:BachelorsExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:This position requires a Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university. Preferably in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management - APICS or ISM certification preferred.?Minimum of 6 years of related procurement experience, with some of that bei
      New opportunity with Global company located in Ravenel/Summerville area! This postion requires someone that knows how to strategically source materials and build relationships with current suppliers and vendors. You will be working with International suppliers and need to be able to maintain and discuss with internal team supply chain issues. Great collaboration with internal team! Prior experience in chemical industry, mass chemical, plastics (bulk) or cardboard industry and plus, but not necessary! Excellent benefit package!-Responsibilities:Leads the purchasing department in supporting company objectives. Oversees departmental activities and looks to improve processes, increase departmental efficiencies, ensure proper documentation and controls are in place and supervision and development of direct report. ?Performs the planning and purchasing functions of products and materials, both internationally and domestically. Must have the ability to understand the buying and planning process conceptually and how it functions absent an ERP system.?Identifies and selects vendors to procure requisitioned commodities, meeting criteria such as price, quantity, quality and delivery dates. Studies market trends and analyzes quotations received to ensure optimum pricing. ?Regularly sources new supplier and vendor relationships and continuously develops current relationships in order to maintain alternate sources of supplies, where applicable.?Negotiates with suppliers, through ethical means, for terms of purchase and planning in order to attain optimized cost savings for the Company. Negotiates all prices for purchased material, including finished goods (excluding inter-company prices), production components, non-production material and other goods and services as assigned.?Consistently works on complex assignments requiring independent action and a high degree of initiative to resolve issues.?Proactively takes the lead to resolve quality problems with suppliers of purchased material. This includes problem solving with suppliers on new product development, including transportation, packaging and specifications.?Writes and distributes complex and technical bid invitations or requests for proposals; receives and analyzes bids, quotes, and proposals and awards the contract.?Creates and analyzes vendor scorecards to ensure vendors are consistently and effectively meeting the needs of the Company. Identifies vendors who do not consistently meet the terms of the contracts and develops problem-solving methods. ?Works closely with Marketing to ensure timely introduction of new products; works with Engineering to support new product introduction launches.?Working hours: 6:30 AM - 4:30 PMSkills:Proactively communicates to Director of Operations, planning and Analysis the status of backordered finished goods or shortage of production material. --Facilitates export/import shipment of purchased goods, providing necessary information to the traffic function of distribution.--Maintains appropriate inventory levels as set by materials management. Assists in the management of excess and slow-moving inventory or obsolete items. --Takes corrective action to eliminate shortages or excess stock due to changes in customer demands and forecasts.--Leads, participates in, and supports continuous improvement activities.--Supports and leads by example the Core Values of the organization.--Performs other duties as assigned.Education:BachelorsExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:This position requires a Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university. Preferably in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management - APICS or ISM certification preferred.?Minimum of 6 years of related procurement experience, with some of that bei
      • Arden, North Carolina
      • Permanent
      • $60,000 - $80,000 per year
      • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
      Spherion is seeking a Purchasing Manager in Arden, NC. The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the procurement and consolidation of MRO and Consumable purchases. Duties will include contract negotiations, consolidation, supplier performance and cost savings.Responsibilities:Maintain balance between customer, employee and financial satisfaction by maximizing facility/department Performance Indicators to align to Linamar?s Stepping Stool of Success Strategy.Reductions in Linamar?s purchase costs in consumable and MRO areas at our North Carolina sites.Become an expert buyer in both consumables and MRO. Understanding options of supply, should costs and benchmark prices.Remain constantly informed of macro ? economic developments that can affect your spend. Supply-demand impacts, commodity markets, geopolitical issues globally.Develop the sourcing strategies balancing total cost, quality and risk.Work in a consolidating function, leveraging Linamar?s total spend in categories to maximize the best potential commercial agreements company wide.Establish long term supply agreement with Suppliers, ensuring that key clauses are executed and enforced.Manage and monitor the collection of annual supplier rebate dollars.Review purchase orders for accuracy and required detail matching the supply contracts and our customer?s contracts.Maintain contract and purchase order records, details and history. Including the management of variance reporting and reconciliation processes.Support plants in crisis management with suppliers relating to quality, delivery/capacity short falls.Participate in purchasing plant reviews as required. Execute on assignments given during reviews in a timely manner.Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:Able to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications, with the ability to communicate technical information to suppliers and internal staff.Communicate well with co-workers, customers and suppliers about operational matters.Judge the quality of products. Evaluate quality of service provided by suppliers. Ability to work independently, but also work in teams with co-workers and suppliers.Strong communications skills both internally and externally with suppliers.Strong computer skills, including the use of ERPs, spreadsheets and power point.Education:BachelorsExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:Bachelor?s degree (BA) in Business Administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field. Apply online or call us directly to apply at 828-348-0390!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      Spherion is seeking a Purchasing Manager in Arden, NC. The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the procurement and consolidation of MRO and Consumable purchases. Duties will include contract negotiations, consolidation, supplier performance and cost savings.Responsibilities:Maintain balance between customer, employee and financial satisfaction by maximizing facility/department Performance Indicators to align to Linamar?s Stepping Stool of Success Strategy.Reductions in Linamar?s purchase costs in consumable and MRO areas at our North Carolina sites.Become an expert buyer in both consumables and MRO. Understanding options of supply, should costs and benchmark prices.Remain constantly informed of macro ? economic developments that can affect your spend. Supply-demand impacts, commodity markets, geopolitical issues globally.Develop the sourcing strategies balancing total cost, quality and risk.Work in a consolidating function, leveraging Linamar?s total spend in categories to maximize the best potential commercial agreements company wide.Establish long term supply agreement with Suppliers, ensuring that key clauses are executed and enforced.Manage and monitor the collection of annual supplier rebate dollars.Review purchase orders for accuracy and required detail matching the supply contracts and our customer?s contracts.Maintain contract and purchase order records, details and history. Including the management of variance reporting and reconciliation processes.Support plants in crisis management with suppliers relating to quality, delivery/capacity short falls.Participate in purchasing plant reviews as required. Execute on assignments given during reviews in a timely manner.Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:Able to read and interpret engineering drawings and specifications, with the ability to communicate technical information to suppliers and internal staff.Communicate well with co-workers, customers and suppliers about operational matters.Judge the quality of products. Evaluate quality of service provided by suppliers. Ability to work independently, but also work in teams with co-workers and suppliers.Strong communications skills both internally and externally with suppliers.Strong computer skills, including the use of ERPs, spreadsheets and power point.Education:BachelorsExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:Bachelor?s degree (BA) in Business Administration, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience which has provided both theoretical and practical knowledge in the field. Apply online or call us directly to apply at 828-348-0390!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      • Ogden, Utah
      • Permanent
      • $40,000 - $60,000 per year
      • 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM
      Spherion Staffing is looking for a junior or senior buyer for the supply chain department for a local company in North Ogden.Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PMClient is open to Direct Hire, Temp to Perm or Contract depending on what you are looking for. Salary is $40,000-$60,000 DOE.Responsibilities:Purchase materials in a timely manner and at a competitive cost taking into account vendor cost, responsiveness, on time delivery, inventory, etc. Order special products (long lead-time and single sourced) in a timely manner Analyze trends in vendor pricing and sales activity to determine correct timing of purchases Issue purchase orders and changes. Update purchase orders when requested dates have changed.Review purchase orders for compliance with company policy. Maintain accurate purchase order prices and vendor cataloging.QuotingObtain customer provided technical files to include Gerber file and BOM.Follow Formatting Quotes into EMS Database. Format customer file folder on server if not in existence. Follow quoting Pricing Matrix Portion process. Follow Labor Cost Guide processSubmit completed Quote Worksheet to sales dept. customer Service Director and Cc purchasing manager, CFO and Supply Chain Director.Kit ClearTransfer production schedule doc. received from planning and scheduling dept. to Schedules/Production Schedule Kit Clear folder. Save as date received and name Kit Clear. Transfer previous dates info. from Kit Clear doc. to current dates Kit Clear doc. Open Exact MAX go to Production/Shop Floor Execution/Activity/Shop Order. Copy shop order # from Kit Clear Doc. paste into MAX/Shop Floor/Execution/Ord Num field. Update Kit Clear doc. with info. obtained from previous step.Once lines you are responsible for are updated notify procurement team members that you have completed updating your lines. Other duties/responsibilities as determined and assigned.Working hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMSkills:.Education:No Degree RequiredExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:Once in the position, the following are things will be trained and are Training Requirements:Control of Documents and Data #423Control of Records #424Quality Basics # 622Competence, Awareness and Training #720Supplier Evaluation Certification Process #741ESD procedure #755Identification and Traceability #758Preservation of Product #854Customer Feedback and Complaint #912Customer Quoting & Purchase Order Processing P0027Part Description Format for Inventory Database P0051Risk Management Process P0147Foreign Object Debris (FOD) P0148Continual Improvement P0149Counterfeit Parts Policy P0152IT Help Desk P0156Product Safety Policy P0157Written Hazcom Communication Program If this seems like something you would be interested in, please submit your resume to OgdenUT-DL@Spherion.com and in the subject line, please put "Buyer". We look forward to hearing from you!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.
      Spherion Staffing is looking for a junior or senior buyer for the supply chain department for a local company in North Ogden.Hours are Monday-Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PMClient is open to Direct Hire, Temp to Perm or Contract depending on what you are looking for. Salary is $40,000-$60,000 DOE.Responsibilities:Purchase materials in a timely manner and at a competitive cost taking into account vendor cost, responsiveness, on time delivery, inventory, etc. Order special products (long lead-time and single sourced) in a timely manner Analyze trends in vendor pricing and sales activity to determine correct timing of purchases Issue purchase orders and changes. Update purchase orders when requested dates have changed.Review purchase orders for compliance with company policy. Maintain accurate purchase order prices and vendor cataloging.QuotingObtain customer provided technical files to include Gerber file and BOM.Follow Formatting Quotes into EMS Database. Format customer file folder on server if not in existence. Follow quoting Pricing Matrix Portion process. Follow Labor Cost Guide processSubmit completed Quote Worksheet to sales dept. customer Service Director and Cc purchasing manager, CFO and Supply Chain Director.Kit ClearTransfer production schedule doc. received from planning and scheduling dept. to Schedules/Production Schedule Kit Clear folder. Save as date received and name Kit Clear. Transfer previous dates info. from Kit Clear doc. to current dates Kit Clear doc. Open Exact MAX go to Production/Shop Floor Execution/Activity/Shop Order. Copy shop order # from Kit Clear Doc. paste into MAX/Shop Floor/Execution/Ord Num field. Update Kit Clear doc. with info. obtained from previous step.Once lines you are responsible for are updated notify procurement team members that you have completed updating your lines. Other duties/responsibilities as determined and assigned.Working hours: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PMSkills:.Education:No Degree RequiredExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:Once in the position, the following are things will be trained and are Training Requirements:Control of Documents and Data #423Control of Records #424Quality Basics # 622Competence, Awareness and Training #720Supplier Evaluation Certification Process #741ESD procedure #755Identification and Traceability #758Preservation of Product #854Customer Feedback and Complaint #912Customer Quoting & Purchase Order Processing P0027Part Description Format for Inventory Database P0051Risk Management Process P0147Foreign Object Debris (FOD) P0148Continual Improvement P0149Counterfeit Parts Policy P0152IT Help Desk P0156Product Safety Policy P0157Written Hazcom Communication Program If this seems like something you would be interested in, please submit your resume to OgdenUT-DL@Spherion.com and in the subject line, please put "Buyer". We look forward to hearing from you!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.

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