The Purchasing Manager is a member of the team responsible for purchasing appropriate materials for production. As a Purchasing Manager, you will bring your knowledge in both construction and manufacturing to contribute to and improve our purchasing function. Below is a description of the primary job responsibilities and key skills and attributes that are essential to the position.
- Maintain and implement construction proforma/budget for each project.
- Negotiate pricing contracts with vendors.
- Issue purchase orders for materials needed.
- Meet vendors on-site as necessary.
- Maintain and establish new relationships with vendors to ensure adequate resources for all projects and to continually improve pricing and quality of work.
- Mentor and supervise purchasing clerk/agent.
- Ensure compliance to project budgets and provide analysis of deviations.
- Document best practices in the purchasing process and seek to optimize where applicable.
- Develop and Implement new purchasing strategies to deliver ongoing cost reductions and process simplification.
- Assist in settling invoice or contract disputes.
- Adhere to and maximize purchasing budget.
- Provide recommendations for improvements that might increase production, streamline processes, and lower costs.
- Adhere to and enforce safety best practices, policies, and procedures.
- Other duties as assigned.
Key Skills and Attributes:
- Adept at negotiating with vendors while cultivating long-term relationships.
- Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
- Highly organized, focus on the details, and know how to get the right materials to arrive at the right time.
- Sound common sense
Qualifications & Requirements:
- Strong proficiency in construction materials is required.
- General knowledge of construction or metal fabrication processes.
- Advance knowledge of Word and Excel.
- Ability to stand, walk, push, pull, lift, reach, grasp, and perform repetitive motion.
- Light work. Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
- The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.