Purchasing manager

Employment Type

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIESManage six-person team of Purchase Order Processors.Coordinate with the IT department and with PO Processors, Category Managers, and Logistics Manager to ensure seamless operation of purchasing tools.Clean and maintain purchasing-specific data with scheduled refresh tasks on the Item Master File, Item Branch File, Vendor Master File, Vendor Branch File, and Item Vendor File.Run weekly close procedures to catch and correct faulty or incomplete data.Maintain and update all required vendor documentation in both Salesforce.com and internal corporate legal files.Quarterly and random internal audits of Marketable Item Attributes to ensure compliance.Quarterly and random audits of vendors for “Marketable Attribute” documentation, third-party verification.Monthly reporting to Management on overall daily average DSOH (Days Sales On Hand) against budget and goals by Category and by Warehouse.Measure and manage daily Cost of Stockouts; work with all members of the Purchasing department to make adjustments where required to keep Cost of Stockouts within acceptable parameters.Collaborate with Category Managers to amend individual goals as deemed necessary while maintaining achievement of overall department inventory level goals.Act as Purchasing Department liaison to the IT, Finance, and Legal departments.Provide backup vacation coverage for Category Managers and assist with workload of fellow team members when absent.Other projects or tasks assigned by Management as needed.Qualifications:· Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year college or university.Previous food service distribution experience strongly preferred. Previous food importing experience strongly preferred.Strong working knowledge of JDEdwards, AS400, Microsoft Access; general knowledge of database systems operation. Must be a team player with a positive attitude. Excellent verbal, telephone and written communication skills. Self-starter, professional, goal oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. · Must have a sense of urgency and be able to work under pressure, be comfortable in a fast-paced, metrics-driven environment.· Flexibility: ability to work well with all departments and levels of staff both internally & externally. · Have a drive to advance within the organization.

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