These specifications are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally consideredessential to the satisfactory performance of this position. The requirements listed below arerepresentative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform the position in a satisfactorymanner. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.??? Bachelor???s degree in Business or Manufacturing; or APICS certification. Requires fifteen years ofexperience in a similar environment; purchasing experience must include negotiation and supplierselection functions. APICS Certification strongly preferred.??? Must possess excellent organization and time management skills and the ability to provideleadership, supervision and training using positive supervisory techniques to ensure maximumproductivity; must be capable of working with minimal supervision while performing duties.??? Must be computer literate on Microsoft Office; Microsoft Dynamics GP experience highlypreferred.??? Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to applycommon sense to carry out instructions and instruct others, interpret documents, understandprocedures, write reports and correspondence, speak clearly.??? Strong process orientation: Detail oriented, logical and methodological approach to problemsolving and collaboration; the ability to read, analyze, interpret and develop general businessdocuments, contracts and technical procedures. Ability to deal with complex problems involvingmultiple facets and variables in non-standardized situations.??? Strong understanding of finance and accounting concepts: Detail oriented, logical, andmethodological approach to problem solving; ability to read, analyze and interpret generalbusiness periodicals and technical procedures; perform advanced mathematical calculations;evaluate complex problems involving multiple facets and variables in non-standardizedsituations.??? Strategic focus and the ability to predict trends, define desired outcomes, and create executableplans for achievement of corporate level goals.??? He/she must possess the ability to engender trust, perform duties in an ethical manner; must workwell in a team environment and possess strong leadership skills.??? Must have excellent negotiation skills and experience in negotiating supply contracts and terms.