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Aston Carter Purchasing Manager **ACTIVELY INTERVIEWING** in Corunna, Michigan


Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:30a-4:30/5:00p (40-45 hours per week typically)

Looking for an experienced Purchasing Manager to handle our company's procurement activities. Responsibilities include developing purchasing strategies, maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, coordinating with internal teams regarding their supply needs, and overseeing the purchasing team in their daily activities, including but not limited to cost control, handling surcharges, resolving pricing issues and generating savings.

To be successful as a purchasing manager you must be able to manage and optimize purchasing activities and processes. The ideal purchasing manager candidate should have excellent leadership abilities and be able to negotiate the best possible deals with suppliers, in the automotive industry.

Purchasing Manager Job Responsibilities:

• Developing and implementing purchasing strategies.

• Managing daily purchasing activities, supervising staff, and allocating tasks.

• Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc.

• Maintaining the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation.

• Coordinating with inventory control to determine and manage inventory needs.

• Managing the maintenance of office/manufacturing equipment and machinery.

• Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications.

• Preparing cost estimates and managing budgets.

• Working to improve purchasing systems and processes.

• Training new employees in the purchasing process and how to use the purchasing system.

Purchasing Manager Requirements:

• Degree in business administration or a related field.

• Experience as a purchasing manager. (Minimum of 5 years)

• Deep knowledge of inventory and supply chain management.

• Supervisory and management experience.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and purchasing software. (SAP knowledge would be a plus)

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills.

• Strong planning and organizational skills.

• Ability to work independently.

About Aston Carter:

At Aston Carter, we’re dedicated to expanding career opportunities for the skilled professionals who power our business. Our success is driven by the talented, motivated people who join our team across a range of positions – from recruiting, sales and delivery to corporate roles. As part of our team, employees have the opportunity for long-term career success, where hard work is rewarded and the potential for growth is limitless.

Established in 1997, Aston Carter is a leading staffing and consulting firm, providing high-caliber talent and premium services to more than 7,000 companies across North America. Spanning four continents and more than 200 offices, we extend our clients’ capabilities by seeking solvers and delivering solutions to address today’s workforce challenges. For organizations looking for innovative solutions shaped by critical-thinking professionals, visit Aston Carter is a company within Allegis Group, a global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

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