Plan, staff and manage a fully integrated strategic sourcing and material management function including strategic sourcing and physical distribution. This includes the procurement of all raw materials and supplies, and JIT ordering/scheduling of materials. Plan and manage inventories to result in desired customer serve levels with minimum inventory. Manage the purchasing of the desired quality materials at the lowest price possible.
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business Administration or comparable discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience required. APICS certification preferred.
A minimum of five years of progressive management experience in a manufacturing environment in a purchasing, buying or supply chain role.
Effective analytical skills, contract negotiation and management skills required. Legal knowledge of contracts preferred. Accounting knowledge and strong written and verbal communications required. Effective knowledge of progressive materials management techniques required.