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Purchasing Manager

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Richmond, VA
$70,000 - $85,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Nov 16, 2018
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We are seeking a Purchasing manager for a challenging role for a very people oriented company.
They are seeking a purchasing leader with success with cost control in an inflationary market and experience with a complex product mix.

This people oriented company is a large growing industrial distribution supplier within several verticals in industrial manufacturing. The Purchasing Director with have oversight of multiple locations with 10 direct reports within purchasing and planning and influence over 30 indirect reports within sourcing and quotations. This role is both functional and supervisory ranging from strategic sourcing to pricing with a complex product mix.

Duties Include:

- Leading the sourcing, planning, and purchasing functions to ensure effective receipt of materials with respect to timeliness, quality, and cost in accordance with the business plan.

- Negotiation of contracts and/or supply agreements with suppliers.

- Functioning as a liaison between the organization and suppliers for all sourcing and procurement related correspondence (e.g., quotations, purchase orders, contracts, evaluations, rejections, corrective actions, discrepancies, etc.).

- Analyzing and producing reports detailing purchasing activities and performance including material availability, inventory, and cost in order to identify new courses of operation or implement corrective action.

- In-depth analysis of issues and barriers with overall supply chain management mainly on material availability, inventory, and cost.


  • 5+ years of experience leading the sourcing and purchasing functions in a manufacturing or distribution environment
  • Multisite leadership experience
  • Offshore purchasing experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering, or related field
  • Strong communication, contract, and negotiating skills
  • APICS certification (CPIM - Certified in Production & Inventory Management) and/or ISM certification (CPM - Certified Purchasing Manager) preferred.

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