Purchasing Manager in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 10/30/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Kent, WA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    10/30/2021

Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position 

Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in purchasing and distributing materials, equipment, and supplies in an organization. 

 

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plans, organizes, directs, and controls activities related to the procurement function.
  • Organizes, supervises, and directs the work of storeroom and central supply personnel engaged in receiving, issuing, and delivering supplies and equipment.
  • Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepares market analysis reports.
  • Develops a system to evaluate vendor quotations that utilizes appropriate negotiation and purchasing techniques to ensure quality, price, delivery, and service.
  • Designs, implements, manages, and monitors procurement reporting systems to meet company requirements.
  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services at a better price while maintaining the highest code of ethics and conduct.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.
  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Prepares and reviews contracts, bids, proposals, and vendor agreements for legal correctness, price, and acceptability of items to specifications.
  • Oversees all activities related to procurement of a commodity, from intent to purchase through delivery of commodity.
  • Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel.
  • Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.

 

Job Requirements

 

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university and 1-2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 2 or more years of Supervisory experience in manufacturing preferred
  • Must be 18 years or older due to work environment and labor laws
  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings
  • Must be able to understand various tags and labels used in the mill
  • Must be able to read and understand production schedule and production cards
  • Must be able to use bar code reader
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve
  • Excellent time management, project coordination and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to leverage data to make/gather support for business decisions
  • Must be able to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry, as well as calculate figures and amounts such as: discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to think strategically and solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Strong team building and team-participation skills
  • Ability to both teach and learn
  • Strong oral and written communication skills with an ability to communicate with all levels of the organization and work in a team environment
  • Must be proficient in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America

 

Physical Requirements

  • Sight – hand and eye coordination, depth perception needed to navigate through a manufacturing environment
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, and lift for long periods – frequent to constant
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, and work above shoulders occasional
  • Must be able to lift 25 to 50 pounds on an occasional basis

Key Leadership Competencies

 

  • Leadership Capability - Has the leadership acumen and credibility to work across the entire organization and develop talent. Should be hands-on, but able to delegate appropriately with the ability to motivate, inspire and commit an organization to a course of action and achieve results.
  • Strategic Thinking - Strong strategic capabilities and overall business acumen. Financially savvy and understands the economic levers behind improving EBITDA and other key metrics. Fact-based, data-driven and analytical. Creative mindset with the ability to identify and mobilize around new opportunities very quickly.
  • Innovation Focus - Confident ability to drive change and express and advocate for new ideas and ways of doing things. Willingness to take appropriate business risks, recognizing that to succeed overall, one will occasionally fail.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages stakeholders in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.

 

EOE M/F/D/V