Manager, Raw Materials - Purchasing

Position Title:    Manager, Raw Materials - Purchasing
Department:     Purchasing
Reporting To:    Director
FLSA Status:   Exempt  /Non-Union                

Position Summary:
The Purchasing Manager is responsible for purchasing raw materials for the company. 

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 
•    Procure and manage purchasing raw materials for existing and new business
•    Ownership of supplier relationships covering those materials assigned 
•    Source and qualify new and/or alternate suppliers 
•    Establish and maintain measurable performance metrics for raw material purchasing activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality,              internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels. 
•    Review daily raw material purchasing reports, prioritize purchase orders by critical need; ensure orders meet the optimal levels to maximize profit and sales 
•    Communicate concerns/ issues to department director
•    Responsible for accurate inventory database maintenance of product and supplier information. Review and implement price changes in computer system 
•    Work with multiple in-house departments to handle pricing and terms 
•    Negotiate, manage and communicate supplier terms and conditions, item price changes, freight policies and discounts with suppliers and sales personnel. 
•    Keep abreast of market trends, commodity cost drivers, changes in business practices or code requirements
•    Other responsibilities as assigned by Senior Management

Education and Experience:
•    Bachelor’s degree 
•    3+ years raw material purchasing experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical company 

Skills and Abilities:
•    Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Microsoft Office Outlook 
•    Excellent verbal, negotiating and written communication skills
•    Ability to multitask, strong sense of urgency in resolving any issues
•    Ability to work with multiple department and suppliers concurrently
•    Organized, analytical thinker, detailed oriented & a good negotiator 

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