The Purchasing Director is responsible for leading the purchasing management activities of our Finished Goods for retail, aftermarket, OEM, and direct imports of towing hitches, trailering, cargo management, and towing accessories.
This position will support the Finished Goods buyers related to purchasing responsibilities and will work closely with cross-functional teams including Program Management, Engineering, Supplier Quality, Supply Chain, Finance, Manufacturing, and suppliers. Responsibilities include ensuring purchasing requirements and metrics are met, and the development and communication of sourcing strategy. The Purchasing Director will provide ongoing reporting of purchasing deliverable status to purchasing leadership. Responsibilities also include purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from a global supply base and evaluating supplier quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers utilizing knowledge of various articles of commerce and experience.
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Under administrative direction, the Purchasing Director plans, directs, and controls the administration of the city’s purchasing system to acquire needed goods and services efficiently and cost-effectively by federal and state laws, and city code provisions. Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment in coordinating activities with city departments and officials in such areas as the preparation of specifications, solicitation, and evaluation of bids, development of advantageous contractual provisions for the city, preparation of contract documents, formulation of policies and procedures for the disposition of excess and obsolete city materials, and administration of the City’s Equal Business Opportunity (EBO) ordinance.
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The Purchasing Director position is a senior-level cost strategist that is an integral part of the division leadership team. They oversee the purchasing function that is accountable for all aspects of divisional purchasing to include, including developing, negotiating, and executing local vendor agreements for all trade categories. This role will work with the Director of Community Design & Start-Up on a new community setup and support the Cost Manager role in ensuring pricing for Design Studio options/customs. The Purchasing Director will also ensure compliance with national purchasing policies/specifications/scopes throughout the division.
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The Purchasing Director is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and supervising procurement of a wide variety of commodities and services for Countywide use and preparing contracts involving the considerable expenditure of public funds as an agent of the Board of Commissioners. The emphasis of the work is on the analysis of County procurement needs, consolidation of purchases of commonly used items, keeping abreast of price trends and economic conditions, and supervising various procurement processes to insure legal, policy, and procedural requirements are met. Responsibilities include establishing or revising procurement policies and procedures and supervision over a staff of professional and clerical employees engaged in various procurement and contract operations, as well as operations and personnel of mailroom and printing and reproduction. Exercises considerable independent judgment and professional managerial knowledge in coordinating a high volume and diversity of procurement needs so that purchasing plans, policies, and techniques insure cost savings, timely delivery, and adherence to all legal requirements.
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We are seeking an experienced Purchasing Director who will develop an effective strategic sourcing plan that supports the Company’s growth and strategies and delivers the best outcome for our internal and external clients. In this role you will lead a team of procurement professionals, with varying levels of experience, performing purchasing transactions to acquire direct-charge goods and commercial services as well as indirect-charge goods and services across the organization. You will mentor the team to facilitate successful career growth and ensure consistent team success with daily tasks and initiatives.
To be successful in this role, you will demonstrate a proven ability to coordinate and manage collaborative efforts across the organization in fulfillment of the Procurement Team’s mission to serve as a business partner to internal customers and external partners and provide comprehensive procurement expertise on all purchasing initiatives.
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The Purchasing Director is primarily responsible for: In a large division with Department Head: Assists with managing Purchasing Department, including routine daily management of staff. In a small division with no Department Head: Manages Purchasing Department, including routine daily management of staff. Under both scenarios, negotiates and contracts with material and labor suppliers and performs the following duties either personally or through subordinates.
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The Purchasing Director supervises and coordinates the activities of the department staff related to the purchasing of equipment, nonperishable items, and operating supplies. Supervises the purchasing of all equipment, materials, parts, and supplies required by the resort. Assists the purchasing director with special projects. Performs associate training and scheduling. Administrates associate payroll and rewards and recognition program. This position will serve in a “hands-on capacity”.
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Under the general direction of the Comptroller, the Purchasing Director oversees the procurement and purchasing activities. The Director must also provide high-quality customer service to both internal and external groups, related to inquiries and problem resolution. Additionally, the position will be responsible for purchasing related projects, including the continuous development of processes that support the staff. The Director will work in cross-functional teams to develop and launch new processes.
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As the Purchasing Director, you will be responsible for directing overall purchasing operations, including purchasing and inventory of raw materials, selection of vendors, and distribution of finished products.
If you are experienced in purchases, are proactive and dynamic, and value problem-solving, communication, and teamwork - we’d love to hear from you!