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Job Title: Purchasing Manager

Location: Mason City, Iowa

Salary: $70-90K

Job Summary of the Purchasing Manager: The Purchasing Manager oversees all purchasing activities within the organization, and works with suppliers regarding production issues.

Job Responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager:

· Manage the purchase, inventory, and deliveries of all products.

· Manage orders of raw materials, tooling, and operations items.

· Responsible for supplier qualification/management, including qualifying new vendors, tracking performance, and classifying levels.

· Management of daily Purchasing Requests and all return merchandise authorization.

· Develop and manage alternative minimum tax procurement rules and regulations.

· Evaluate all vendor and suppliers quality, price, reliability, technical support and availability of goods and services.

· Handle contract negotiations with vendors and suppliers.

· Develop and improve purchasing systems, driving electronic methods where possible.

· Work with Accounts Payable for invoice approval and resolving issues.

Education & Experience of the Purchasing Manager:

  • 3-5 years of related purchasing experience.
  • Prior manufacturing industry experience.
  • Working knowledge of negotiation techniques.
  • Ability to problem solve on own and in teams along with making decisions.
  • Strong understanding of the market conditions and trends.
  • Must establish and maintain high levels of responsiveness and credibility with customers and vendors.
  • Must be able to drive results while maintaining relationships with all internal and external customers.
  • MS Office® Suite proficiency
  • ERP System experience (IQMS Preferred)