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Manager, Purchasing

FM Industries Fremont, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

JOB TITLE: Manager, Purchasing

STATUS: Exempt

REPORTS TO: Sr. Supply Chain Mgr.

REVISION DATE: June 25, 2018


Responsible for overall performance and work atmosphere of the purchasing team. Manage supplier relations and

performance. Exert significant influence on the overall goals, objectives, and financial performance at FMI. Exert

significant influence on department and company materials goals and objectives.


 Develop continual improvement in department skills and performance through employee development

 Manage to ISO/LEAN concepts, policies, and procedures

 Maintain and improve external supply chain to provide cost effective, on-time deliveries

 Execute supplier performance and improvement programs

 Develop initial contacts, parameters, and financial expectations to engage in negotiations to introduce supplier

“shared risk” partnerships

 Organize and conduct periodic supplier symposiums

 Provide employees with instructions, guidelines, performance expectations, and career guidance

 Accumulate information and provide analyses of appropriate industry conditions relevant to FMI

 Review proposals, negotiate pricing and create vendor candidate short lists during new vendor selection

 Develop financial check and balance procedures to ensure purchase order to invoicing accuracy and correlation.

 Resolve complex financial issues in the supply chain

 Interact routinely with senior internal and external personnel on significant matters

 Present department performance reports to senior management

 Comply with applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, Company policy and accepted

safe work practices

 Implement the Company’s environmental, health and safety programs in all departments/units within their

respective operations

 Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO

14001), as applicable

 Perform additional related duties as assigned


 APICS membership

 Other professional association memberships in fields relating to machining, manufacturing, and contract

outsource suppliers


 Bachelor’s degree (BA) from four year college or university; or five to seven years related experience and/or

training; or equivalent combination of education and experience

 Minimum of 7-10 years direct, hands-on experience in procurement

 Familiar with establishing internet/web-based procurement program

 Intimately familiar with state-of-the-art supply chain methodologies

 In-depth knowledge of various ERP/Synchronous materials management systems

 Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to Vlookup, Index, Match, PivotTable, PivotChart,

working with external data sources, and live data linkage with other Microsoft Office application. Experience in

custom functions and VBA is preferred.

 Ability to provide research white papers pertaining to the global supply chain conditions which may effect FMI


 Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, suppliers, and

other employees of the organization

 Ability to write routine reports and correspondence

Acknowledged and Accepted

Print Name: ______________________




Job Description

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 Ability to speak effectively before groups of suppliers or employees of organization

 Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or

governmental regulations

 Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures

 Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common financial reports

 Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form

 Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited

standardization exists

 Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions


 Stand, sit, walk, talk or hear

 Reach with hands and arms

 Close and distance vision

 Ability to lift weight or exert force up to 30 pounds


 Quiet noise conditions

FM Industries


Fremont, CA
94539 USA



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