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Purchasing Manager

Date Posted:

January 15, 2021

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Company Division:

Melbourne Office


Rockledge, Florida, USA

Job Description:

Primarily responsible for overseeing the purchasing of materials required for production of PCB assemblies. Individual will establish new and alternative supply sources, and negotiate prices and delivery schedules. Individual will communicate with multiple internal departments to plan the purchase of materials and establish a schedule. Will be required to resolve delivery issues and inform all involved parties of pricing, product availability and delivery dates.

- All processes involved in purchasing: sourcing, pricing, scheduling
- Acquire quotes for materials
- Manage supplier qualification
- Interact with suppliers and internal departments
- Focus on material cost reduction
- Oversee Purchasing team
- May train new and existing team on effective buyer techniques
- Participate in company or special training classes with emphasis on employee improvement
- Provide timely feedback to Sales or Management team regarding
- Perform other related duties as assigned
- Interaction with out-of-state facility

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills by phone, e-mail, in-person
- Working knowledge of electrical component types
- Ability to read technical prints and bill of materials
- Requires resolve to follow through until satisfactory resolution is made
- Time management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
- Basic Microsoft Office proficiency: Word and Excel
- Ability to gather and analyze information
- Ability to learn through shadowing and following documented procedures
- Ability to work under pressure


4-7 years

- Minimum of BS/BA degree with at least 1 year purchasing experience in manufacturing environment or 5 years of contract manufacturing sales/purchasing experience
- Must have previous purchasing experience in manufacturing environment
- Must have previous experience acquiring sources for electronic components, bare circuit boards, and other related items
- Must be comfortable negotiating price and availability of materials with new or established suppliers
- Must be comfortable holding meetings with supplier representatives in-person, by phone, and email.
- Customer service experience in a manufacturing environment
- Working knowledge of ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO 13485

Please apply online at www.spherion.com or email patrickmcnealy@spherion.com for immediate review.

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