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Purchasing Manager

Company: French Gerleman
Location: Saint Louis
Posted on: December 6, 2019

Job Description:

The Purchasing Manager will define, implement and deploy purchasing strategies for French Gerleman and will functionally manage the purchasing network.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops and communicates the purchasing category strategies under their responsibility and drives their company-wide implementation
  • Manages commodity purchases of copper, steel, aluminum vs. stock market
  • Understands end-to-end supply chain management; drives value and savings through improved efficiency, optimize inventory and enhanced supply chain performance
  • Supervises four buyer reports, implements continuous improvements, conducts department meetings and annual performance appraisals
  • Participates in vendor selection meetings and makes recommendations
  • Monitors and publish monthly metrics and inventory reporting/tracking
  • Handles returns, dead stock prevention/follow up and special customer inventory
  • Works with Pricing Department to ensure correct system costs
  • Manages and optimizes year end rebates
  • Maintains and build positive vendor relations on local and regional levels
  • Works with vendor and FG sales/marketing teams to turn inventory
  • Negotiates into stock pricing special buys and incentive deals
  • Works with Operations and Warehouse teams to manage inventory issues
  • Works with Marketing team on slow moving inventory catalogs and new product launches
  • Oversees special inventory contracts and control
  • Sets departmental goals and evaluate progress
    Qualifications/ Education/Experience/Skills:
    • 5 - 10 years in Purchasing, Supply Chain and/or Finance roles
    • 3 - 5 years experience in Electrical Distribution desired
    • BS/BA in General Business, Supply Chain, Finance or a related major required and/or Supply Chain related certifications would be a plus
    • Self-starter with a proven track record of developing and executing change in a complex environment
    • Strong influence management, project management, creative problem solving and cross-functional team building skills
    • Passionate, high-energy individual who can function in a complex, metric-driven environment
    • Understanding of economics, technical issues and ability to perform independently
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including confidence with formal presentation of complex material in both small and large group settings
    • Superior analytical skills and business acumen
    • Ability to leverage computer software, including ERP Distribution Software (Infor, SAP, Profit 21, Eclipse, Oracle, etc.), Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and other analysis software

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