Procurement Manager (Manufacturing) - Dubuque, Iowa United States - 43857


Job #: 43857
Title: Procurement Manager (Manufacturing)
Job Location: Dubuque, Iowa - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: contact recruiter for details
Employer Will Recruit From: Regional
Relocation Paid?: Negotiable




Procurement Manager

Location:         NE Iowa / Greater Dubuque Area

Wage:              Commensurate with experience and education

Direct Hire


A local growing Dubuque greater area manufacturer is seeking a Lead Buyer who is skilled in establishing and maintaining supplier and vendor relationships and will lead procurement of all equipment and materials on site. This position will be responsible for direct purchases, negotiation prices with vendors, development of relationships with vendors understanding commodity market and monitoring inventory levels for the company. You will also monitor quality improvement with vendors/suppliers and serve as liaison between vendors and Engineering department on new projects. Maintaining positive relationship with key suppliers is a must.  

What you get to do:

  • Serve as key management and leadership representative for corporate purchasing.
  • Solicit pricing, negotiate purchase price, place purchase order and expedite delivery of assigned categories of parts and/or services.
  • Guide procurement team members to achieve optimum performance level and be a champion of the strategic plan
  • Execute material planning activities for specified purchased components/materials. Manage optimal material inventory levels to meet customer demand while achieving company inventory targets with minimal shortages.
  • Coordinates with quality personnel, business units, and suppliers to resolve issues with defective or unacceptable goods and services or other supplier related matters in a timely manner.
  • Work closely with accounting personnel to ensure accurate cost recording. Perform requested invoice reviews to facilitate accurate and timely vendor payments.
  • Maintain an assertive follow-up system to ensure schedule compliance. Ensure timely responses to vendor inquiries.
  • Generate and maintain current and accurate procurement records and documentation to facilitate future purchasing decisions.
  • Maintain market awareness that can impact changes in prices, trends in supply and demand to make sound supply decisions and report information to purchasing management.
  • Develop supplier relations to become aware of supplier capacity and future capabilities.
  • Handle material requisitions with logistic requirements per the requestor's requirements
  • Defines Request for Quotes (RFQ) packages and issued purchase orders (PO)




What we need from you:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred in Supply Chain Management/Logistics or related field
  • 4-5 years’ experience working in a Manager role in the areas of Purchasing, Inventory Control and Production Planning preferred.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and be proficient in the ERP software.
  • Forecasting and budgeting ownership and experience needed.

University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree


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