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Purchasing Manager

Location: Portland
Posted on: January 26, 2023

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Job Location
Corporate - Portland, OR

Position Title: Purchasing Manager

Reports To: Operations Director

Rogers is seeking an organized individual with a Business or Supply Chain background to join our team as a Purchasing Manager. In this role, you will own all aspects of material related activity within the business and provide leadership to the purchasing team. Responsible for developing strategies and programs to optimize cost, establish key supplier relationships, negotiate supply agreements, and mentor staff to reach their full potential.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Purchase goods, materials, components, or services in line with specified cost, quality, and delivery targets
  • Ensure continuous supply of required goods and materials and communicate any supply problems which may pose a risk or impact on business operations
  • Conduct market research and supplier scouting; Lead RFP/RFQ activities and agreement negotiations
  • Research and evaluate areas of opportunity and drive cost reduction
  • Manage and mitigate risks to prevent shortages and establish VMI and/or Kanban programs
  • Negotiation of material costs, MOQ, and Lead Time
  • Develop and manage supplier relationships to assure vigorous service levels
  • Negotiate contracts and terms of business with suppliers, and review opportunities to make business savings
  • Identify alternate sources for goods and services, including international options, to eliminate single sourcing risks
  • Responsible for implementing common processes and tools, and driving continuous improvement
  • Implements KPI's to measure team and supplier performance
  • Responsible for monitoring inventory levels and driving overall inventory reduction strategies
  • Work closely with engineering to manage and schedule revisions and component substitutions
  • Delivers effective/interactive communications and activities to support positive morale
  • Guide team members and oversee day-to-day Procurement activities and projects
  • Develop and train staff through counselling and guidance through Individual Development Plans and Coaching
  • Leads performance management processes
    • Bachelor's degree in business related field
    • Five years minimum experience in Supply Chain management
    • Demonstrated ability to manage, coach, lead, and inspire associates
    • Experience with Lean Manufacturing, Kaizen Events, VSM, and ERP systems
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively under pressure in a high paced work environment
    • Positive attitude, excellent communication skills, self-motivator, and superior organization skills
    • Customer first (internal and external) service attitude
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
      • Monday - Friday 7:00am - 4:00PM

Keywords: ROGERS MACHINERY COMPANY INC, Portland , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Portland, Oregon

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