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Purchasing Manager – Textile Industry (#1083)
Goose Creek, SC

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$115,000 - $125,000 / yr


Must have experience in a textile manufacturing operation!  

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors. Perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers.

  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • BS degree in supply chain management, logistics, accounting or business administration with 7+ years of experience! 
  • Proven working experience as purchasing manager
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • Working experience of vendor management software
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
  • Knowledge of process-oriented operations and/or related industry
  • Knowledge of financial, accounting, and project management principles and practices
  • Experience working with manufacturing based technology
  • Ability to effectively communicate with other managers/employees
  • Prior experience purchasing for a textile manufacturing company preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to travel local, nationally and internationally. 

Key Competencies

  • Strategic Industry Management
  • Negotiation and Analytical Skills
  • Leadership Performance Management.
  • Project Management.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions required for this position;
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance;


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