Purchasing Manager

Southbury, CT

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Description

Westaff has an opening for a Purchasing Manager in Southbury, CT

This is a Full Time, Temp to Potential permanent position

HOURS:  MONDAY – FRIDAY 40 hrs/wk

Pay range, depending on experience, is:  $25.00/hour to $32.00/hour.

JOB SUMMARY: 

Plan, organize, and direct the activities and operation of the Purchasing functions.

Maintain knowledge in business conditions and market trends to ascertain how they might impact the organization’s purchasing requirements

Remains informed on new products and their possible application to the organization’s needs.

Generate Requisitions

Preparation of specifications

Solicits bids

Analyzes and recommends acceptance of bids

Issue of purchase orders and/or contracts.

Great Plain software experience a plus.  Troubleshooting experience in IT also a plus.

 

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field from a recognized college or university, supplemented with special course work in purchasing or material management

Minimum of five to seven years  of progressively responsible purchasing management work.

Experience in negotiating prices, sourcing for vendors, contract negotiation, etc. 

Requires considerable knowledge of purchasing principles, procedures, methods and practices.

Great Plain software experience a plus.  Troubleshooting experience in IT also a plus.

Considerable knowledge of the procurement function.

Strong knowledge of MS Office

 

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