Job Details

Job Title:
Purchasing Manager

Job Location:
Toccoa, Georgia

Salary:
Salary to be discussed

Description:
Direct and coordinate the activities of the purchasing department. Meet all purchasing deadlines and maintain budget restrictions. Coordinate purchases between department supervisors and plant manager. Maintain inventory levels and scheduled audits. Review processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints. Review operations and confer with technical or administrative staff to resolve production or processing problems as they relate to purchasing. Interview, evaluate, and coach and counsel with employees. Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs. Prepare and maintain purchasing reports. Set and monitor product standards, examining samples of raw products or delivered goods. Enforce safety and sanitation regulations. Monitor and approve employee time. 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. Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power. Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking. 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 . Any other duties as asked by plant manager. Qualified candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English. Additional languages preferred.BS Degree in business or related field of study preferred.

Qualifications:
Minimum Education: Associates degree/some college
Minimum Experience: 24 Months

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