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Purchasing Manager

Company: BTU International
Location: Billerica
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job summary

The Manager of Purchasing will be responsible for evaluating suppliers and negotiation contracts to achieve the lowest price for high quality manufacturing goods. -The Manager will manage, mentor, and coach purchasing coordinators and buyers as well as lead, plan, and execute activities across the team. -Manager will work cross functionally to develop and implement best practices for strategic purchasing to drive corporate key initiatives and business objectives. The Manager works closely with cross-functional management teams to ensure and improve the organization's performance, productivity, efficiency, and profitability through effective supply chain methods and strategies.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Plan and oversee the work of buyers and purchasing agents
Develop organization procurement rules and regulations
Establish guidelines on how often the company gets price quotes for items, the number of bids to accept, and which vendors to consider
Purchase goods and services for the company
Evaluate quality, price, reliability, technical support, and availability of goods and services
Negotiate, secure and follow-up on supplier commitments to ensure timely delivery of quality materials
Provide and maintain accurate and status reports routinely, or independently, as the need arises
Prioritize and follow-up on material shortages to ensure timely delivery, eliminate production slowdowns or work stoppages
Trouble-shoot discrepancies pertaining to purchase orders, requisitions, supplier deliveries, prices, invoices, request for supplier quotes, quality assurance documents, contracts, and other purchasing actions
Perform other duties as assigned
Strictly adhere to all BTU Safety policies

Skills and knowledge

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Proficient with use of Internet search engines and accessing supplier websites.
Able to work independently or in a team environment
Knowledge of basic production and inventory control theories and practices
Strong aptitude to solve problems and improve process
Strong ability to negotiate and resolve conflict
Familiar with general accounting practices
Strong written and oral communication skills

Education and experience

Bachelor's degree in business or technical field
A minimum of 5 years' experience in a purchasing Machine/Equipment environment
Professional Certification in Supply Chain Management is highly desirable
ERP experience using Oracle/SAP/Epicor or other ERP software is a must

Keywords: BTU International, Billerica , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Billerica, Massachusetts

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