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Job Number: 2162942

PURCHASING MANAGER
Fremont, CA

Overview:

The Purchasing Manager - reporting to the VP, Operations - is responsible for the management and administration of purchasing activities as well as creating and implementing policies and procedures, programs and initiatives to ensure cost effective and efficient management.

You are responsible for organizing and supervising purchasing functions; managing daily activities in purchasing to include day-to-day and capital projects purchases; managing contracts including administering, negotiating, reviewing, renewing, filing, and evaluating for availability, price, term, and quality of products. Coordinating bid process and ensuring compliance with procurement conflict of interest policies & regulations.

Responsible for the efficient receipt, storage, and dispatch of a wide range of purchased goods including, but not limited to, materials, tools, machinery, auto fleet, and PPE, while implementing measures to increase the Company's effectiveness and efficiency.

Essential Functions:

  • Demonstrates effective communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Contract management - (including administering, review, manage, file, evaluate, analyze, and negotiate).
  • Negotiate or renegotiate and administer contracts with vendors.
  • Administer bidding process and contracts (e.g., prepare specs, evaluate bids, recommend vendors, etc.).
  • Research and evaluate vendors/contracts to ensure it is in compliance with Company regulations.
  • Evaluate vendors to ensure its performance is aligned with established specifications.
  • Evaluate order and bid documentation.
  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Review and maintain good record of purchasing files (purchase orders, contracts, etc.) to ensure its compliance with Company policies and procedures and ensure the availability of documentation.
  • Review and monitor capital purchases to ensure its compliance with Company policies and procedures.
  • Identify opportunities for cost savings.
  • Compile data from variety of sources for analyzing and ensuring compliance with Company policies and procedures and monitoring of purchasing processes.
  • Continually improve purchasing methods/processes.
  • Response to inquiries from internal/external sources in providing information, direction, and/or referrals.

Education/Skill Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, economics or related field required.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of work experience in purchasing related field preferred.
  • Computer literacy. Proficient in Microsoft Office Applications (Excel, Word, etc.).
  • Demonstrates aptitude and precision working with numbers.
  • Knowledge of purchasing policies processes, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and ability to negotiate best vendor terms and pricing.
  • Performed function with little or no supervision in a timely manner with acceptable quality.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and able to multitask.
  • Ability to learn new software/processes.
  • Valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Good credit and employment history. Must show stable employment history.
  • Must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated

About Nelson:

If you're looking for a new opportunity, the recruiting and staffing experts at Nelson can help. We work with companies of all types and sizes across all industries. We help people like you find exciting roles with employers ranging from Fortune 100, government, and nonprofit organizations to local businesses, industry leaders, and the most agile start-ups. The candidates we work with appreciate our responsive approach, genuine relationships, and exceptional service. With a commitment to transparency, authenticity, and credibility, we look forward to our jobs every day, and we're excited to help you find the job you've been looking for. Nelson is an EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.