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Director of Purchasing

Company: GPAC
Location: Huntington Beach
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Director of Purchasing Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Sales and Logistics to create order forecasts to negotiate for best pricing, quality, service, and performance with manufacturers.
  • Proactively monitor and leverage market and commodity insights in negotiations to create short-term and long-term ordering strategies.
  • Develop a cadence and conduct business reviews with manufacturers to monitor progress, identify issues, opportunities, market insights and identify cost saving opportunities.
    • Maintain relationships with manufacturers and advocate for customer requirements, concerns while sharing import market trends.
    • Negotiate contracts with core manufacturers to obtain best price, service, and security in supply to meet customer demand.
    • Continuously source alternative manufacturers. Identify, vet, onboard and manage overall relationship with new manufacturers to ensure consistent supply.
    • Identify cost reduction opportunities to achieve overall company financial goals.
    • Identify risks and develop effective mitigation plans in a timely and effective manner.
    • Generate performance reports that track and analyze key performance metrics on a monthly and/or quarterly basis.Director of Purchasing Direct Report - Operations Manager Director of Purchasing REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:Minimum Requirements
      • 5 years of work experience as a Procurement Manager
      • Understanding of end-to-end supply chain
      • Understanding of product costing, price analysis and budgeting
      • Demonstrated proficiency in forecasting, pricing analyst and financial and operational impacts
      • Understanding of contact terms and contact negotiations
      • Strong analytical, organizational, decision making and presentation skills.
      • Strong interpersonal skills are also essential to effectively interact with all teams, areas and levels of business
        • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
        • Be efficient with a high degree of accuracy.
        • Proficiency in Excel Director of Purchasing Preferred Requirements
          • Experience with SAP Software preferred
          • Relevant industry experience a plus.Director of Purchasing Ideal Candidate
            • Be able to self-motivate and recognize priority of issues.
            • Will have a love for and appreciation of organization and fast paced change/results.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

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