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Indirect Purchasing Manager

Elkhart, IN 46516

Employment Type: Permanent Hire Industry: Industry Job Number: 8043 Pay Rate: 100,000

Purchasing Manager

Our client with a facility in Elkhart, IN, is a global leader in their respective industry and due to tremendous growth have created a unique Purchasing Manager role to oversee indirect purchasing, vendor relationships and contracts etc., with an opportunity to build a small team over time.

What you will be doing?

• Support and develop Purchasing strategies for a given set of Services and Indirect Materials across  North American sites, including large Logistics Contracts .
• Active collaboration with suppliers and internal customers (cross functional team) on matters related to services, logistics and MRO materials. 
• Negotiate and achieve YOY cost reductions and Best-in-class cost through various tools including but not limited to: 
Creation of Statement of Requirements for Indirect Purchases, creation of cost models (should cost), supplier visits and on-site audits, supplier cost down workshops, supplier fact based negotiations, global sourcing, dual sourcing, e-auctions, internal and external benchmarking activities, market intelligence and industry analysis, among others 
• Management of annual/multi-year pricing agreements, negotiate the contractual needs, specifications, application, total cost (including logistics costs, MOQ/Lead times impact on inventory targets), stocking agreements – particularly vendor management inventory, payment terms, warranty terms, OTD and overall Quality metrics per company standards, as well as manage and negotiate commercial issues that may arise. 
• Supplier management, including the identification of new suppliers, qualification process, financial and business analysis, and core supplier review against company core processes, policies, metrics, standard contracts 

What you will need?

• Four-year degree 
• In-depth knowledge of Purchasing area – overall understanding of Manufacturing process 
• Experience in supervising small teams preferred
•  7 years in a manufacturing company in areas like Purchasing or Finance 
•  At least 3 years’ experience in Indirect Materials, Services and Assets Purchases, and/or Logistics Purchasing 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
• Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving, experience in business case and project financial analysis, strong project management skills. 
• Computer skills are a must with proficiency in Excel (pivot table, formulas, reports) 
• 30% traveling within US to either company locations or suppliers 
• Availability to travel overseas for 1 or 2 weeks, up to twice a year. 



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