Purchasing Manager

Purchasing managers buy equipment, goods and services for their company.

Purchasing Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Purchasing Manager to join our team.


  • Work closely with production to ensure production requirements are met;
  • Monitors vendor relations and negotiate superior credit terms with vendors and subcontractors;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned;
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness;
  • Interviewing, selecting, and training employees;
  • Interaction with out-of-state facility;
  • Inventory management;
  • May train new and existing team on effective buyer techniques;
  • Providing for safety and security of the workplace;
  • Oversee Purchasing team;
  • Interact with suppliers and internal departments;
  • All processes involved in purchasing: sourcing, pricing, scheduling;
  • Planning the work;
  • Understanding Contracts;
  • Focus on material cost reduction.


  • BS degree in supply chain management, logistics, business administration or equivalent;
  • Ability to gather and analyse data and to work with figures;
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills;
  • Strong leadership capabilities;
  • Basic computer proficiency: ability to learn and use ERP system;
  • Basic understanding of raw materials;
  • Must have previous purchasing experience in manufacturing environment;
  • Ability to read technical prints and bill of materials;
  • Must have previous experience acquiring sources for electronic components, bare circuit boards,
  • Ability to learn through shadowing and following documented procedures;
  • Outstanding organizational and prioritizations skills;
  • Customer service experience;
  • Conflict Resolution and Problem Solving experience;
  • Knowledge of BRIX and Hyphen Solutions preferred;
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, with a high level of attention to detail and consistency.