Purchasing Manager

Price Industries Inc. - Atlanta, GA (30+ days ago)3.3

Position: Purchasing Manager

Functional Responsibility: Responsible for leading the Suwanee Purchasing team through the efficient procurement of complex materials and services. The incumbent shall exhibit sound judgment; leadership and specialized knowledge ensuring procurement decisions achieve best overall value for the corporation. Responsible for leading the Purchasing team and Receiving teams to deliver their committed results.

Principal Duties:
Work with the Leadership team to set goals and objectives for the Purchasing team.
Recommend a sourcing strategy to meet customer needs, market conditions and maximize positive impact to the organization.
Lead the Purchasing and Receiving teams to deliver results.
Mentor the team to meet individual goals and objectives.
Coordinate with Logistics Manager to control inbound freight.
Develop and maintain business relationships with suppliers and business associates
Execute quarterly supplier ratings
Prepare, issue, receive and lead the analysis of formal RFPs. Ensure awards are in accordance with established evaluation criteria, best practice and within commercial law.
Lead procurement related negotiations with existing and new vendors.
Participate in training opportunities as per annual development plans
Remain conversant regarding relevant commodities, new technology, government regulations, policies and procedures related to procurement.
Principal duties are intended to be an accurate reflection of the main duties essential for this position. They are not designed to be an exhaustive list of all duties, tasks and responsibilities.

4 year Business Degree from a recognized university plus a minimum of 5 years directly related experience
  • OR -
Completion of CPSM Designation and 5 years directly related experience

Requires minimum of 5 years leadership experience
Advanced understanding of Corporate Purchasing procedures
Advanced understanding of corporate ERP applications
Demonstrated high level of initiative and motivation to simultaneously handle complex procurement assignments in a team environment
Provide procurement expertise, identify and execute opportunities for improvement and resolve procurement issues in a team environment
Advanced understanding of the various functions and responsibilities of the various departments and divisions throughout the corporation.
Proficient knowledge of the various material and services used throughout the corporation
High ethical standards.
Self-starter who is a creative out of the box thinker.
Possess high sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

This position requires demonstrated ability of Price Core Competencies and basic level of Leadership Competencies.

Core Competency

What does the competency look like at Price?

Relentless Service

Keeps the customer (internal or external) as the focal point of all activity and strives to address customer needs and concerns. This perspective includes:
Putting your self at the receiving end of the decision being made.
Exhausting all reasonable avenues of service.
A willingness to step-up and go above and beyond to get the job done.
Believing the evidence of the customers’ eyes.
Helps the customer achieve their business goals through the application of own skill, behaviours and knowledge.
Strives to always out-distance the competition in customer satisfaction.
Demonstrates Price’s strong commitment to customers by ensuring timely and high quality support and high-level presence during critical times or events.
Action Oriented

The ability to gather and/or interpret information quickly and take appropriate action. At Price action oriented means that the organization and people within the organization are nimble and have the ability to move forward quickly by using experience based knowledge and reasonable analysis.
The natural inclination is to move over obsessively analyzing.

Maintains a conscious balance between work and personal life so that one doesn't unduly dominate the other; is not one-dimensional; knows how to attend to both and is able to get what he/she wants from both.
It is recognized that in each individual instance, balance must be defined and achieved as individual circumstance dictates. Achieving balance does not always necessitate a 50/50 split—it’s about making it work in a way that is successful for the person and the business. At Price achieving balance requires flexibility and a commitment to personal and professional responsibilities.
Work is a moral necessity – we weren’t put on earth to coast but to leave a legacy.
Nothing more important than family and nurturing.

Picks up on technical aspects of the job quickly in order to do the job at a high level of accomplishment.
Has a keen interest in continuous learning and has the ability to learn new skills quickly.
Analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement.
Enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks and quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of the role.
Time Management

Uses his/her time effectively and efficiently; values time; concentrates his/her efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.
Team Oriented

Promotes cooperation, collaboration and partnerships between individuals or groups both inside and outside of the company.
Looks at ways to combine and unify efforts across the organization to address common issues and objectives.
Shares information with other groups or divisions.
Acts as though all are equal partners in a solution.
Works with others to achieve win/win successes.

Leadership Competencies

Leadership Competency

What does the competency look like at Price?

Leads by Example

Serves as a role model and inspiration for others by following the values of the company and by demonstrating core competencies at a “mastery” level. Will always, without exception, put the best interests of the organization ahead of the opportunity for personal gain.
Motivates and Builds

Has an interest and skill at developing relationships with others on both a personal and business level.
Always demonstrates respect and grace when dealing with people related issues.
Is tolerant with people and processes; listens and checks before acting; tries to understand the people and the data before making judgments and acting.
Expresses gratitude and appreciation as a way of maintaining good relationships with people.
Recognizes the business concerns and interests of others.
Execution Skills

Sets clear objectives and measures and is very bottom-line oriented.
Monitors process, progress, results and designs feedback loops into work.
Perseveres—Steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully.
Naturally comfortable with the detail and rigor of execution.
Natural instinct for doing the most critical and difficult task first.

Has the ability to think clearly and is a settling influence in a crisis and during stressful times—Is cool under pressure and does not become defensive or irritated.
Is considered mature and can be counted on to hold things together.
Can handle stress—Is not knocked off balance by the unexpected and doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked.
Conflict Management

Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities and reading the situation quickly.
Good at focused listening and can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably, finding common ground and getting cooperation with minimum noise.
Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said.
Deals with performance related problems firmly and in a timely manner and doesn't allow problems to fester.
Provides current, direct, complete, and "actionable" positive and corrective feedback to others.
Can make tough decisions when all other efforts fail.
Is prepared to “take one for the team”.

Encourages and values creative solutions to customer needs.
Expresses unique ideas and takes action that will generate successful customer solutions.
Thinks outside of the boundaries or apparent limitations of situations to find better ways of doing things.
Is never constrained by what is thought to be possible.
Finds ways of improving what is already effective.
Does not let lack of knowledge stand in their way and is not afraid of failure.
Organizing and Planning

Sets aggressive deadlines and manages to those deadlines.
Uses resources effectively and efficiently and arranges information in a useful manner.
Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects
Sets objectives and goals and breaks down work into the process steps.
Anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks.

Should this excellent opportunity interest you, please submit your resume and salary expectations, via email, to resumesUS@priceindustries.com

We appreciate the interest shown by all applicants, however only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.