Purchasing/Logistics Manager

  • Job Reference: 592956367-2
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Professional Placement Services
  • Location: Cleveland, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Care in the community, Restaurant & Service
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Exciting opportunity for a seasoned Purchasing / Logistics Manager to work in collaboration with category manager and operational departments to recreate purchasing department by redesigning the purchasing aspect of the MRP.

This dynamic individual will be responsible for leading and directing sourcing, negotiating, contracting, and purchasing materials, equipment, services, and supplies from vendors to ensure a stable flow of goods and services.

Expected to enhance business profitability, ensure sustained competitive advantage, and deliver operational excellence by acquiring Raw Materials, Finished Goods, and Services from qualified suppliers at competitive prices while maintaining approved inventory levels.


Determines & develops supplier portfolio strategy; Identifies suitable suppliers based on price, quality, availability, reliability, and technical capabilities; Maintains cooperative supplier working relationships.
Maintain a working relationship across organization departments: Shipping / Receiving, Customer Service, Purchasing, Accounting, and Sales.
Create and promote communication channels with employees, customers, and vendors to effectively support systems and processes.
Build and maintain daily, weekly, and monthly reports on key metrics using available software programs.
Responsible for continuing programs of exploration for new suppliers and processes to achieve the best possible quality, reliability, prices, continuity, and delivery of customers.
Develop supply and sourcing strategies within each product line to mitigate potential risks of inventory quality/quantity disrupting service to customers.
Stays current with industry & market trends by interviewing suppliers and researching trade journals & publications.
Initiate, lead and execute domestic and international transportation contracts for all freight modes.


Create Purchase Orders for materials and update Purchase Orders in the system when an acknowledgment is received; notify Receiving and Production Manager when Purchase Order is expected.
Oversee all changes in BOM (in conjunction with Sales and Manufacturing) and substitutions made to existing Production Work Orders.
Negotiates blanket purchase orders, when appropriate, and monitors cost during the period.

* Develop Min / Max inventory levels to maintain an even flow of materials to customers while maximizing inventory turns and reduce storage capacity.

Negotiates with vendors for products and services at the best possible price and service guarantee (including rebates, volume purchases, special program purchases, cash discounts, special terms, etc.
Tracks our commitments to vendors (including rebate programs with year-end goals based on year-to-date purchases) to assure that we stay on track throughout the year; prepares information and communicates monthly to the Executive Team.
Sets up new vendors and updates vendor files.
Manage vendor returns process and Assist on Customer Returns process related to damage/non-conforming material issues/inventory discrepancies, including reports of open returns and timeframe to close-out.
Oversees the sampling and product approval process for sourcing projects.
Monitor commodity costs and other factors that affect prices and assure that related cost changes, especially savings, are identified.
Monitors inventory adjustments and conducts cycle counts when needed; participates in annual Physical Inventory and all tasks leading up to Inventory.
Monitor slow-moving and obsolete products and assist sales to substitute on current work orders or remove from inventory.
Responsible for scheduling all inbound deliveries and communicating delivery information to the Shipping / Receiving Manager and Production.

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