Purchasing Manager

LaBine and Associates - Mattoon, IL

Job Description:

The company manufactures equipment for the agricultural, industrial, commercial truck, and military markets. This person will manage a team of sourcing professionals that procure both direct and indirect materials, as well as the support processes and SAP oversight for the purchasing area. This person will work closely with the leadership team on new products and existing product modifications, as well as the Quality Department on supplier development and the tracking of key supplier measurable.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies

Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness

Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms

Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation

Perform cost and scenario analysis, and bench-marking

Assess, manage, and mitigate risks

Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers

Determine quantity and timing of deliveries

Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand


B.S. Degree in Business or other applicable discipline with 3-5 years experience as a Purchasing Professional in sourcing within a manufacturing environment. Experience managing other purchasing professionals is a plus. Significant vendor negotiation experience (Domestic and International).

Posted On: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Tagged: purchasing buyer SAP

Position Contact
Prasad Reddy
Senior Recruiter
(650) 396-7356
Experienced Information Technology Recruiter with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Skilled in Business Process, Technical Recruiting, Contact Centers, Screening, and Management.
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