Purchasing Manager – Gastonia, NC USA

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Excellent opportunity to join a progressive, global manufacturer in leading the Direct Material Purchasing Group.  This requires solid Leadership experience in developing high-performance teams, execution of “Value Analysis and Value Engineering” projects,  and strategically directing Plant Manufacturing Purchasing/ Procurement initiatives.




— Bachelor’s Engineering Degree with 5+ years of Purchasing/ Procurement or Program Management in Automotive Tier 1 or Tier 2 Manufacturing.

— Must have experience with “value added” methodology, OSHA, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 and SAP.

— Ability to work effectively in a multi-cultural team environment and to interact with / influence across functions.

— Able to work in the USA without sponsorship, now or in the future.




— Lead and coordinate the direct buyers team in support of all purchasing policies, procedures, and daily action plans.

— Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy, aligned with regional or global initiatives.

— Contribute to commodity strategies and action plans through close collaboration with the plant’s functional stakeholders.

— Collaborate with commodity purchasing and international supply chain partners on value-add projects in order to exceed the annual Purchasing KPI targets.

— Drive cross-functional accountability to implement budgeted purchasing savings.

— Support new business acquisitions and new program launches by delivering on functional milestones.

— Train and mentor plant buyers in defining negotiation strategies and support with resolution of exceptional situations or escalations.

— Provide leadership to the team including performance feedback and professional development. 

— Accurately maintain data/ information in SAP, deploy 4-eye principle for price changes and PO issuance.

— Comply with Global Purchasing Standards and all departmental policies and procedures.

— Ensure adherence to administrative requirements regarding OSHA, ISO/TS 16949, and ISO 14001.


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