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Purchasing Manager
Ref No.: 18-38585
Location: Lebanon, Kentucky
Position Type:Direct Placement
Pay Rate : $ 70,000.00 - 85,000.00 /Year
Skill Type
Skill Type:Professional
Job Title: Purchasing Manager
Division: Manufacturing Services
Department: Purchasing
Reports to: Vice President
Status: Exempt
General Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday – Friday (additional hours to support as needed)

Managing activities and company functions by performing the assigned duties personally or through your staff. Additional duties may be assigned. Work will be accomplished in adherence to all policies set forth by the company. This position accepts the responsibility for the overall performance of the assigned departments per organizational chart.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Overall coordination of and performance to Divisional/Departmental Business plan objectives (refer to these as KPI's via Divisional Model Cell.)
  • Analyze Date to ensure compliance and provide strategy to achieve business plan objectives
  • Utilize TPS Philosophies and Principles to achieve business objectives (Kaizen Activities)
  • Compliance to existing quality systems (i.e. TS and ISO)
  • Enhance Customer Satisfaction expectations
  • Develop sources and competitive suppliers (domestic and overseas) that provide quality, delivery and value. Locate and source Benchmark suppliers who understand and accept the customer expectation of:
    • Market pricing
    • Targeted PPM
    • Quality systems to address problems and develop countermeasures through root cause analysis
    • 100% on time delivery performance
    • Strategic Planning for Annual price review (APR) and price down through continuous improvement activities and willingness to provideCost Detail in their quotes/pricing
    • Establishing cost standards with suppliers
    • Analyzing the market by commodity to know the 'should be' cost
    • Work with our parent company and other global partners to understand global market and maximize purchasing leverage with global purchases
  • Ability to make an independent judgement and make recommendations and communicate to the company team. This should include any system improvements, from root cause analysis to implementation of countermeasures.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities:
    • Responsible for the overall supervision, direction, coordination, coaching, and staff development of assigned group per the organizational chart. Accomplish as outlined in Supervisory Manual and within organizations policies and applicable laws.
    • Coach and develop team members in career development by analysis of skills and job knowledge.
    • Maintains safe and clean work environment by educating and directing team member on 5's principles and enforcing safety rules and regulations
    • Manages group activities through documenting, recording, and analysis team member training plans, quality of work, and efficiency. Appraises performance through positive reinforcement and/or coaching and partners up with her HR for problem resolution.
    • Authority to provide suggestions and recommendations about hiring, disciplinary action, and promotions through documentation of team member performance.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and or ability required.

Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelors degree from a four year college or university and two to four years related experience and training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Automotive manufacturing experience required
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Competency in the use of Information Systems Tools to create and maintain business objectives.
  • Toyota Production Systems or related system preferred.
  • TS16949 and ISO14001 experience or related experience preferred
  • Experience with global sourcing and purchasing
  • Knowledge of inventory practices, TS, continuous improvement procedures, supplier evaluations, transportation and logistics

Language skills
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret related technical documents.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, suppliers, and company personnel
  • Ability to effectively present information

Mathematical skills
  • Ability to use mathematical concepts as it applies to developing and analyzing data.
Reasoning ability
  • Ability to resolve problems through methodologies such as root cause analysis and countermeasure corrective actions.
  • Ability to understand the value of and implement preventative measures to avoid potential problems.
  • Ability to distinguish between significant and trivial.
Physical demands
  • Ability to apply "Go & See” principles as it applies to your Essential duties and Job summary.
  • Travel may be required.
  • Ability to address issues and resolve problems under deadline constraints.

Nesco Resource is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics with respect to employment opportunities.