Corporate Purchasing Manager
Company: Advantage xPO
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Alexandria Industries is a multifaceted manufacturer that goes
beyond being a parts supplier. We make components that go into
products people use everyday.
Since our founding in 1966, we have committed to helping customers
create innovative manufacturing solutions that solve their product
development challenges. We have achieved this by integrating the
latest advancements in manufacturing and automation technology,
focusing on continuous improvement strategies, and building a
highly skilled workforce.
Guided by our values and a servant leadership mindset, we are
dedicated to our customers, colleagues and communities.
The Corporate Purchasing Manager is responsible for ensuring that
all purchasing policies work toward achieving the company's
strategic goals and follow the company's values. - This position
provides leadership to purchasing team members at all AI
This position will work to develop the guidelines and procedures
for purchasing products and services at Alexandria Industries. -
This position is responsible for supplier selection, sourcing of
new suppliers and supplier certification. - This position works
with Quality and Engineering to ensure that goods and services
acquired are of expected quality, are on time and are at a
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following description of work performed by this individual is
not all-inclusive. - Rather, it focuses on the major tasks.
Ensure that safety is always the number one priority at Alexandria
Industries; promote and support a safe work environment. - Ensure
AI has a safety-oriented culture by following all safety programs
Develop and implement procedures to ensure compliance with current
ISO standards and ensure the supplier certification is in process
to enhance and manage the supplier base.
Support the organization on all new product development programs,
ensure appropriate launch plans are in place with suppliers.
Work with leadership to manage and develop the department's budget
and implement formal cost reduction initiatives as needed.
Work with suppliers and the Quality Team on supplier development
and effective CAPA's, using 8D problem solving tools.
Responsible for supplier scorecard, monitoring of lead-time
compliance, quality and cost improvement activities.
Work with Alexandria Industries Continuous Improvement Team to
capture hard, soft and cost avoidance savings.
Develop and maintain strategic sourcing strategy for $80 million
spend and capital purchases on an annual basis.
Involved with supplier selection and will service as primary
negotiator and contract reviewer for annual aluminum contracts.
Responsible to ensure risk is minimized with all Alexandria
Responsible for monitoring the overall economic trends on a macro
and supplier specific basis. - Maintain an in-depth understanding
of supplier cost factors.
Develop new sources of supply, manage, and build relationships
within the supply chain. - Work with Quality and Engineering on new
Responsible for contract development and negotiations.
Ensure controls are in place for monitoring and measuring national
contracts compliance with all AI sites.
Lead the "make versus buy" decision-making process.
Determine which suppliers and subcontractors Alexandria Industries
will develop partnerships and long-term relationships with.
Communicate cost reduction strategies with suppliers and hold
consortiums on bid packages.
Accurately maintain and validate information in the purchasing
module of our business software; utilizing this information for
planning, tracking, and analyzing to help provide assistance in
determining the status of required information.
Ensure the company has the proper tools to process purchasing
requisitions & MRP requirements.
Ensure the company has the tools and resources to keep other
departments informed of any delays or changes in scheduled arrival
times of products or services.
Provide leadership to Purchasing Team members at all AI
Ensure expectations, responsibilities and authorities are known
Ensure proper resourcing and staffing
Communicate priorities and project assignments
Monitor employee performance
Provide continuing education, training and development, and
Delegate special projects
Hold employee development conferences
Develop and implement adequate cross-training
OTHER JOB DUTIES (Not considered essential to the job)
Perform all other related assignments (including special projects)
as required in a professional and cooperative manner.
1. - Education:
Associates or Bachelors degree in Business Management or related
CPIM or CSCP certification required
2. - Experience:
4+ years of inventory experience
5+ years of supplier management experience
5+ years of purchasing leadership experience required
3. - Other required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Ability to recognize safety concerns
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong coordination and judgment skills
Intermediate math skills
Basic blueprint reading skills
Ability to provide exceptional leadership and support to team
Ability to take part in continuous education and training
Familiarity with the ISO 9001 requirements
Travel potential 20% - 30%
Office equipment (computer, phone, printer, scanner, copier)
Medical and Dental Insurance, a Flexible Spending Account, a robust
Wellness Program, and a Family Health & Wellness Clinic (Alexandria
location), provide our employees with valuable resources to help
them care for -their physical well-being.
Our Corporate Chaplain and company prayer chain provide supportive
resources for our employees' spiritual health and well-being.
401(k) retirement program with company match, life insurance, short
and long term disability insurance, Gainshare bonuses, and a
-Benevolent Fund to -assist employees experiencing a temporary and
-unexpected financial hardship, all contribute to the financial
health of our employees and their families.
Paid time off, paid holidays, 8 hours of paid volunteer time
annually, and an employee assistance program help employees
maintain a -work/life balance.
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About Advantage xPO
Advantage xPO is committed to providing equal employment
opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion
(including religious dress and grooming practices), sex, sexual
orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age,
marital status, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status,
pregnancy, medical condition, genetic information, mental and
physical disability, political affiliation, union membership,
status as a parent, military or veteran status or other non-merit
based factors. We will provide reasonable accommodations throughout
the application, interviewing and employment process. If you
require a reasonable accommodation, contact us. Advantage xPO is an
E-Verify employer. This policy is applicable to all phases of the
employment relationship, including hiring, transfers, promotions,
training, terminations, working conditions, compensation, benefits,
and other terms and conditions of employment.
All employees are directed to familiarize themselves with this
policy and to act in accordance with it. All decisions with respect
to employment matters and other phases of employer-temporary
employee relationships will be in keeping with this policy and in
accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.
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