Purchasing Manager - Metals

Berwyn, Illinois Permanent USD90,000 - USD110,000 per year
  • MUST HAVE metals experience
  • The ability to own and manage the whole purchasing function

About Our Client

As a Purchasing Manager specializing in metals, you will be responsible for overseeing the procurement process of various metal materials required for the company's operations. Your primary objective will be to ensure the timely acquisition of high-quality metals at competitive prices, while also maintaining strong supplier relationships and optimizing inventory levels. Your role will be pivotal in supporting the company's production and operational needs while adhering to budgetary constraints and quality standards.

Job Description

  1. Strategic Sourcing: Develop and implement strategic sourcing plans for metals, including conducting market research, identifying potential suppliers, and evaluating their capabilities to ensure a robust supply chain.

  2. Supplier Management: Establish and maintain strong relationships with metal suppliers, negotiate contracts, and manage supplier performance to ensure timely delivery, quality, and cost-effectiveness.

  3. Cost Optimization: Monitor metal prices and market trends to identify cost-saving opportunities, negotiate pricing agreements, and implement cost reduction strategies without compromising quality or reliability.

  4. Inventory Management: Collaborate with production and inventory teams to forecast metal requirements accurately, optimize inventory levels, and minimize excess or obsolete inventory through effective inventory control measures.

  5. Quality Assurance: Work closely with quality control departments to ensure that purchased metals meet the required specifications and standards, conducting supplier audits when necessary to ensure compliance.

  6. Risk Management: Identify potential risks in the supply chain, such as supply shortages, price fluctuations, or geopolitical issues, and develop mitigation strategies to minimize the impact on operations.

  7. Procurement Process Improvement: Continuously review and improve purchasing processes and procedures to enhance efficiency, streamline workflows, and achieve cost savings while maintaining high-quality standards.

  8. Cross-functional Collaboration: Collaborate with various departments, including engineering, production, finance, and logistics, to align purchasing activities with organizational goals and requirements.

  9. Contract Management: Manage contracts and agreements with metal suppliers, ensuring compliance with terms and conditions, resolving disputes, and renegotiating contracts as necessary to meet changing business needs.

  10. Reporting and Analysis: Prepare regular reports and analysis on key procurement metrics, such as supplier performance, cost savings, and inventory levels, to provide insights for decision-making and continuous improvement.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration, engineering, or a equivalent experience.
  • Proven experience in purchasing or procurement, with a focus on metals or materials management.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with suppliers.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in procurement software and ERP systems for inventory management and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of metal manufacturing processes, industry regulations, and market dynamics.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and levels of the organization.
  • Strategic thinking and the ability to develop and execute sourcing strategies aligned with business objectives.
  • Certification in supply chain management or procurement (e.g., CSCP, CPIM, CPM) is a plus.

What's on Offer

Target compensation for the Purchasing Manager - Metals is $90,000 - $110,000 base salary.

Clayton Hamilton
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Procurement & Supply Chain
Sub Sector
Direct Procurement
Industrial / Manufacturing
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Clayton Hamilton
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