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Purchasing Manager

Lansing, MI 48917

Posted: 08/29/2023 Job Type: Permanent/Direct Hire Industry: Other (HR, Admin, Mkt, Sales) Job Number: 23032 Pay Rate: $ 70000.00 - $ 90000.00

Job Description

Our manufacturing client located in the Lansing, MI area is a leading and highly reputable automotive manufacturer that has been at the forefront of innovation and excellence in the industry for over several decades. Our commitment to quality, cutting-edge technology, and customer satisfaction has driven us to become a global leader in the automotive sector. As they continue to expand operations and explore new markets, they are seeking a skilled and dynamic Purchasing Manager to join their team for direct hire.

This position will involve:
  • Develop and execute comprehensive procurement strategies to meet the company's short-term and long-term production needs while maintaining cost efficiency and quality standards.
  • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers based on their capabilities, reliability, and overall performance, ensuring a robust supply base to support our production demands.
  • Negotiate and establish favorable terms and agreements with suppliers, ensuring competitive pricing, on-time delivery, and compliance with industry regulations.
  • Collaborate with engineering, manufacturing, and quality assurance teams to ensure seamless integration of purchased components and materials into our production process.
  • Monitor and analyze market trends, industry developments, and supplier performance to proactively identify opportunities for improvement and cost savings.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential suppliers, conducting regular performance reviews and fostering a partnership-oriented approach.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop a team of procurement professionals, fostering a collaborative and high-performance culture.
  • Implement and maintain procurement best practices, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance with company standards and industry regulations.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, Engineering, or a related field. An advanced degree is a plus.
  • Proven experience with atleast 3+ years in purchasing, procurement, or supply chain management in the automotive or manufacturing industry.
  • Demonstrated success in negotiating contracts and managing supplier relationships to achieve cost savings and improved efficiency.
  • Strong understanding of automotive manufacturing processes, materials, and quality requirements.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills with a track record of building and developing high-performing teams.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to use data-driven insights to make strategic decisions.
  • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with internal teams and external suppliers.
  • Proficiency in using procurement software and systems for data analysis and reporting.
  • Familiarity with industry-specific regulations and compliance standards.
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