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Purchasing Manager

Ensure that the Purchasing and Material Control department supports the organization when materials for manufacturing, resale and facility are required. Plans, coordinates, and directs the Company's Quality System to ensure compliance to customer's requirements.
Must live in Buffalo area!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage all duties relating to purchasing, receiving, and inventory control.
  • Develop suppliers by implementing appropriate performance improvement tools.
  • Manage supplier performance and apply knowledge of manufacturing and engineering processes to improve suppliers' performance in quality, service and price.
  • Negotiate pricing and agreements with suppliers.
  • Track all supplier cost recoveries that are issued, and work with accounting to confirm all money is debited properly.
  • Coordinate the annual budget for the General Manager and include all projected increases/decreases for material.
  • Develop and prioritize projects to facilitate continuous improvement with regard to inventory and pricing.
  • Oversee the development of policies and procedures for conducting department operations. Ensure the procedures and policies that are developed to manage suppliers and purchasing functions in a standardized way.
  • Oversee the implementation of the Import Compliance System.
  • Actively work to minimize product obsolescence, while tracking and minimizing scrap.
  • Oversee the inventory control process including data entry/input, cycle counting, physical inventory counts.
  • Assure stock/inventory areas are in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Promote an atmosphere of continuous improvement to minimize costs.
  • Generate slow moving/obsolete inventory reports to Engineering and management.
  • Generate paperwork for the return of obsolete/defective products in a timely fashion.
  • Sign off on payment approval for vendor invoices.
  • Oversee data entry activities for new parts and unit models, adjustments, transfers, etc.
  • Insures all related ISO 9001 documentation is accurate and being followed.
  • Issue Purchase Orders for service requirements.
  • Set up vendors in MRP system making sure the Supplier Questionnaire / Quality Expectations form is filled out. Follow up with First Article deliveries and work with Quality to set up supplier audits as necessary.

Other duties may be assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable laws and including work loading and schedules. Job descriptions, personnel issues, performance evaluations, and wage reviews.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university; three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Pricing Negotiation: 1 year (Required)
  • Purchasing: 1 year (Required)
  • Annual Budgeting: 1 year (Preferred)


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week

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Date Posted: April 30, 2024
2150 Elmwood Avenue · Buffalo, NY 14207