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Purchasing Manager

Castle Rock, CO

REPORTS TO: Sr. Manager, Supply Chain
DEPARTMENT: Supply Chain


Essential Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages the Purchasing Team in the execution of all planning, sourcing, purchasing, quoting, and pricing functions
  • Negotiates with vendors on special orders, lead times, purchase orders, pricing, etc.
  • Monitors and takes action that ensures proper inventory levels by product category to optimize turns and ROI
  • Ensures all procured items meet required specifications and quality standards
  • Manages vendor relationship via KPI tracking, vendor scorecards and annual/semi-annual business reviews with key vendors.
  • Directs and supports Purchasing Team in ERP and system maintenance
  • Evaluates Purchasing processes on a continuous basis for improvements
  • Trains new hires in department processes and use of ERP and purchasing software
  • Works closely with the Quality Manager to resolve supplier related issues.
  • Provides weekly updates to senior staff on vendor issues, supply chain constraints, and flags issues that require escalation
  • Contributes to a cross functional team that identifies cost reductions and process improvement in relation to inventory handling and turns
  • Some domestic and international travel (less than 20%)



  • 5+ years of experience in managing and leading the forecasting, sourcing, and purchasing functions in a distribution and assembly environment
  • Experience with ERP systems, purchasing software, and a strong working knowledge of material planning logic
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Able to explain business issues from a tactical and strategic perspective, present to senior management and drive necessary actions
  • Problem solver with a strong analytical mindset
  • Demonstratable knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain, and Logistics or related field; or
  • APICS or CPM is acceptable in lieu of a degree

                             Salary Range 65K to 85K DOE

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