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Sr. Manager, Purchasing (Closed)

Date Posted: 2/4/2020

Job #1570710
Birmingham, Alabama

Sr. Manager, Purchasing

Partnering with our client in search of qualified candidates who share the vision of helping customers create a healthier and safer world by providing innovative healthcare and life science products and service solutions. Our client is a $3 billion publicly traded organization with 12,000 associates worldwide and operates in more than 100 countries. They are a leading provider of infection prevention and other procedural products and services with a primary focus on healthcare, pharmaceutical and medical device customers.


The Purchasing Manger ensures that the organization receives materials in a timely and efficient manner, at competitive prices, without compromising safety and quality standards.


A.     Coordinates, audits, improves and oversees the following:
  • Securing quotes from qualified vendors;
  • Negotiating with vendors to obtain most favorable prices and services consistent with quality requirements;
  • Purchasing product to support MRP and non-inventory requirements;
  • Expediting purchase orders in order to maintain flow and provide customer requests;
  • Reconciling Accounts Payable discrepancies;
B.     Duties:
  • Analyze suppliers and assist the quality department to assess the supplier meeting quality and regulatory requirements;
  • Establish improvement objectives for suppliers by analyzing their performances and taking measures to ensure objectives are reached;
  • Look for new opportunities by working with others within supply chain to improve company products and services;
  • Assist the quality department, assessing and monitoring the supplier’s capability in meeting quality and regulatory requirements;
  • Plan and negotiate long term contracts focusing on inventory goals, quality, and continuity of supply and corporate cost objectives;
  • Audit and provide management information on purchasing performance criteria;
  • Manage employee talent and development by coordinating reviews, recruitment/hiring, technical training, salary adjustments, corrective actions, and employee relations;
  • Maintain results through coaching and counseling of staff, setting meaningful and measurable goals;
  • Develop and manage department budget and expenses.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Management.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of purchasing experience.
  • Three years of supervisory experience.
  • Excellent team building, organizational, communication, and decision-making skills.
  • Influential management and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with cross-functional team members.
  • Fluent in English.