Purchasing Manager

SUMMARY

Perform all functions of material sourcing and inventory control to support the manufacturing schedule and company objectives.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides supervision to all Purchasing Agent(s) within the Manufacturing Services Department
  • Performs purchasing and material planning to support the Production Schedule while maintaining the corporate inventory objectives
  • Responsible for performing inventory control analysis for material assigned to develop minimum and re-order points, as well as, management reports for inventory turns
  • Responsible for the selection and qualification of vendors to achieve product quality, on time delivery, cost/profitability, and inventory objectives
  • Responsible for corporate sourcing strategies, contract negotiations, and development and implementation of cost saving initiatives
  • Obtains multiple bids to assure Kapco has the lowest cost, highest quality vendors available for items purchased. Established vendor programs to assist vendors in supporting Kapco’s fluctuating requirements
  • Participates in the ISO Program by implementing approved procedures, in particular vendor related Non-Conforming Material, Preventative and Corrective Action, and supplier rating activities
  • Controls vendor credits, assures Kapco has received the proper remuneration for all the defective materials received and, if warranted, costs incurred by Kapco and our customers
  • Participates with the physical and cycle count inventory activity, reviews computer generated inventory data to identify inaccuracies. Investigates and corrects inaccuracies and directs the disposition of obsolete inventory
  • Performs miscellaneous project activity as directed
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action
  • Approves discrepant invoices for payment
  • Expedites delivery of goods to users
  • Checks all invoices to ensure correct price, follows-through to ensure that materials ordered have been received and examines condition of materials received
  • Negotiates inbound/outbound truckload freight rates

OTHER DUTIES

  • May serve as a member of various employee committees
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or closely related field
  • 2-3 years experience as a Purchasing Manager
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures; working knowledge of sources of supplies, price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment
  • Skill in the operation of computers, spreadsheet and database software; 10-key calculator, phone, copy machine, fax machine
  • Ability to analyze and process purchasing requisitions and vouchers and make purchasing decisions accordingly; ability to maintain complex purchasing and inventory records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, vendors and the public; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

Equal Opportunity Employer

Purchasing Manager

SUMMARY

Perform all functions of material sourcing and inventory control to support the manufacturing schedule and company objectives.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides supervision to all Purchasing Agent(s) within the Manufacturing Services Department
  • Performs purchasing and material planning to support the Production Schedule while maintaining the corporate inventory objectives
  • Responsible for performing inventory control analysis for material assigned to develop minimum and re-order points, as well as, management reports for inventory turns
  • Responsible for the selection and qualification of vendors to achieve product quality, on time delivery, cost/profitability, and inventory objectives
  • Responsible for corporate sourcing strategies, contract negotiations, and development and implementation of cost saving initiatives
  • Obtains multiple bids to assure Kapco has the lowest cost, highest quality vendors available for items purchased. Established vendor programs to assist vendors in supporting Kapco’s fluctuating requirements
  • Participates in the ISO Program by implementing approved procedures, in particular vendor related Non-Conforming Material, Preventative and Corrective Action, and supplier rating activities
  • Controls vendor credits, assures Kapco has received the proper remuneration for all the defective materials received and, if warranted, costs incurred by Kapco and our customers
  • Participates with the physical and cycle count inventory activity, reviews computer generated inventory data to identify inaccuracies. Investigates and corrects inaccuracies and directs the disposition of obsolete inventory
  • Performs miscellaneous project activity as directed
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action
  • Approves discrepant invoices for payment
  • Expedites delivery of goods to users
  • Checks all invoices to ensure correct price, follows-through to ensure that materials ordered have been received and examines condition of materials received
  • Negotiates inbound/outbound truckload freight rates

OTHER DUTIES

  • May serve as a member of various employee committees
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or closely related field
  • 2-3 years experience as a Purchasing Manager
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge of purchasing methods and procedures; working knowledge of sources of supplies, price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment
  • Skill in the operation of computers, spreadsheet and database software; 10-key calculator, phone, copy machine, fax machine
  • Ability to analyze and process purchasing requisitions and vouchers and make purchasing decisions accordingly; ability to maintain complex purchasing and inventory records; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments, vendors and the public; ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing

Equal Opportunity Employer