Purchasing Manager
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Purchasing Manager
Ref No.: 18-00922
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
One of EG Workforce Solutions' clients has current openings in their purchasing and procurement department!  If you are interested in growing your career within a local manufacturer that places an emphasis on culture and is truly known as a leader in their industry, consider submitting your resume (or questions) to mallory.manikowski@eg-us.com.

WHO WE ARE | COMPANY
• Leading supplier of quality store environments and related services to national chain retailers and brands
• Engineer and build to order in wood, metal, glass, plastic, electronics; the more complex, the more competitive we are
• Extensive supplier network in US and Asia
• Founded 1914, private, financially stable
• Based Grand Rapids, MI (900,000 square foot facility); offices in China
• How we win: passionate about meeting the biggest challenges and going to extremes to help customers succeed; leveraging supply base and other strengths into adjacent markets

WHAT THE JOB IS | POSITION
• Manage supplier network and total spend for competitive advantage - Identify and develop suppliers in US and China for specific projects and ongoing business - Insure successful execution of new and ongoing projects by optimizing supplier cost, quality, lead-time, and flexibility - Systematically improve supplier performance and metrics over time
• Manage, coach, develop the team
• Provide timely answers, supply base expertise, commodity knowledge to support customer teams and business improvement initiatives
• Occasional overnight travel to domestic suppliers; 4-6 trips to China (one week average) per year

WHAT YOU KNOW | EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
• College degree, ideally in liberal arts or engineering, architecture, or supply chain discipline
• Successful experience in procurement, operations, or engineering in a custom manufacturing environment • Experience working with offshore suppliers, particularly China
• Demonstrated results effecting performance improvements and cost reductions in procurement or manufacturing
• Facility with ERP systems in job shop manufacturing environments and reading CAD drawings

WHO YOU ARE | ABILITY AND CHARACTERISTICS
• Hold in mind details of multiple projects at once
• Entrepreneurial, comfortable working in the white spaces, driven to reach closure • Good communicator, comfortable dealing with multiple disciplines and exacting customers
• Share company values: act with integrity, help each other, enable customers to win, never give up