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Senior Purchasing Manager
Grand Rapids, MI

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Direct Hire

$130,000 - $150,000 / yr


Sr. Purchasing Manager Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the purchasing of consumables to meet customer demands.
  • Sourcing and visiting existing and potential new suppliers to kick off new models (Programs).
  • Responsibility for structuring vendor blanket orders to support manufacturing.
  • Issue RFQ’s to obtain best price.
  • Establishing supplier relationships and building existing supplier relationships.
  • Issue letters of intent after selection process and approval.
  • Responsible for meeting the delivery, quality and cost.
  • Responsible for conducting performance evaluations for the staff.
  • Proactive in resolving problem and/or conflicts.
  • Consistently demonstrates a positive management.
  • Lead, Manage & Motivate employees in such a way as to promote and maintain a high level of trust and integrity with all employees.
  • Complies with all Company Safety policies, procedures and rules.

Sr. Purchasing Manager Education/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A strong background and working knowledge of Automotive industry purchasing standards
  • Experience with plastic suppliers and pricing structures
  • Ability to negotiate product pricing.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • High degree of professionalism along with organizational skills, tact, and diplomacy.

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