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Purchasing Manager

Company: Calportland
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

*Job Summary*
***Please note that this position is located in Summerlin, NV.Relocation assistance is available. Come work for a company that has been around for over 130 years and continues to grow and play a significant role in the building of America!***
The Purchasing Manager will identify and pursue areas of cost savings opportunities in materials and services procured by the company. This includes seeking, driving, and implementing continuous improvement in spend categories and purchasing behavior. Collaborating with the operations team, this individual will deliver value to the bottom line with vetted, analyzed, and workable agreements and negotiation solutions.


*Benefits*
At CalPortland, were proud to offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package that provides health and financial support to our most important resources: our employees. Your benefits are an important part of your overall compensation at CalPortland. Thats why we give you a wide range of benefits to choose from. All regular full-time employees may enroll in a variety of health and welfare plans including medical, dental, and vision plans. Other benefits include life insurance, disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and a retirement program. The company also has a variety of voluntary benefits for employees to choose from.


*Responsibilities*

* Categorize and analyze enterprise spend using available reporting in SAP to identify cost saving opportunities
* Develop and execute comprehensive and strategic Request for Proposals (RFPs) in categories while prioritizing effort and dollar return
* Engage operations and regional personnel to understand requirements, frontline challenges and seek vendors that provide the best pricing, support, and technical solutions
* Identify and manage vendor risk with annual contracts where necessary
* Supervise buyer and purchasing data entry clerks
* Other duties as assigned by the Director of Strategic Sourcing


*Education*

* BA/BS in Supply Chain Management / Business / Engineering or related field required, MBA Preferred
* Purchasing Certification (CPM) and or Negotiation Certificates Preferred
* Continuous Improvement/Lean knowledge or background preferred


*Requirements/Qualifications*

* Experience buying index related commodities including energy and fuel
* Experience executing National Agreement and Contracts
* Comprehensive knowledge of ERP purchasing materials and supply chain functions.
* Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; ability to forge internal colleague and external supplier relationships
* Forward-thinking, with strong oral and written communication skills
* Strong analytical skills and detail-orientation
* Can-do positive customer service attitude a must
* To perform this job successfully, an individual should have strong computer skills, specifically SAP and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
*Preferred:*

* Professional certifications (APICS or ISM Certification)
* Advanced knowledge of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning or equivalent
* Multiple language knowledge is beneficial, not required


*Conditions of Employment*
Successful candidate must submit to post-offer pre-employment physical examination, drug/alcohol screen, and background check. Some positions require FMCSA regulated ongoing drug and alcohol testing.
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Keywords: Calportland, Riverside , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Riverside, California

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