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Purchasing Manager (Individual Contributor)

Company: AALP, LLC
Location: Dublin
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

The Purchasing Manager would be managing and leading supplier tactical sourcing aspects for a range of suppliers, while ensuring best service levels for our operations. The role has a wide-ranging scope requiring solid procurement knowledge. Proven track record of ability to apply specialist knowledge to drive and resolve issues in creative and effective ways including driving cross-functional initiatives while leveraging processes, best practices and other requirements.

- Ensures efficient tactical end-to-end sourcing processes and execution (purchase order management, invoice resolution, daily demand, and inventory review)
- Develops a material replenishment system with minimum levels and reordering points based on usages
- Develops and maintains daily communications with suppliers proactively anticipating supply constraints while focused on resolution of issues
- Manages material procurement across various business platforms
- Reviews quotes from suppliers and maintains accurate pricing in systems
- Supports and provides critical information into business reviews with key suppliers
- Manages supplier's performance, including the management of all relevant performance indicators
- Identifies, assesses, and establishes new supply sources supporting the business's risk management strategy
- Understands key suppliers spend, price trends, and cost drivers for the business
- Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity
- Manages discontinued materials accordingly to avoid obsolescence
- Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality related issues, including non-conformance and customer complaints
- Desired experience with pressure sensitive rollstock, sound understanding of key business drivers and suppliers in this industry
- Thorough knowledge of procurement, vendor relations, and inventory management processes and practices
- Strong working knowledge of SAP ERP/MRP systems, MS Office, and requisition software
- Sense of urgency and proven hands-on problem-solving skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication (including presentations), analytical skills along with strong interpersonal, organization skills and attention to details
- Some experience of having driven cost saving initiatives
- Exposure to leading relationships and negotiations with suppliers is desired
- Committed to continuous improvement, and comfortable with challenging the status-quo
- Solid presentation skills at all levels

Experience and Education:
- 4 years' of related experience with a Bachelor's degree or combination of expereince and education required
- Project Management
- Lean manufacturing practice PI191710880

Keywords: AALP, LLC, Dublin , Purchasing Manager (Individual Contributor), Executive , Dublin, California

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