Purchasing Manager | New Jersey

Established food and equipment manufacturing company has an immediate opening for an experienced Purchasing/Sourcing manager. The Purchasing/Sourcing Manager coordinates activities involved with accurately planning and procuring goods and services such as raw materials, purchased services and finished products. Performs purchasing functions including preparation of purchase orders, change orders and ensures the necessary purchases are made at lowest cost consistent with approved quality and delivery standards. 

Responsibilities:

  • Propose improvements to the current purchasing system that will improve vendor relationships and lower the cost of doing business
  • Collaborate with inventory control and sales to develop metrics for gauging inventory level needs and then maintaining those levels throughout the year
  • Take the lead in creating profitable ways to manage obsolete and slow-moving stock to help offset losses
  • Manage the company’s day-to-day purchasing activities and ensure that all purchasing agents are meeting their personal performance standards
  • Assist in developing more effective invoicing and collecting processes

Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • APICS certification preferred
  • SAP software experience required
  • 4+ years’ purchasing management experience
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management required
  • Proven history of developing effective inventory management policies required