Purchasing Manager Position

Company History

Power/mation is a nationally recognized distributor specializing in advanced automation hardware and software products as well as solutions. We help our customers improve their manufacturing processes by assisting them in the application of unique automation solutions in the following technology areas: motion control, logic control, software, sensors, vision, safety, power transmission, panel components and solutions.

Power/mation began in 1961 and has grown to multiple locations within Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and the Dakotas.

Responsibilities

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Implement purchasing policies and procedures

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Supervises buyers in order to maintain inventory levels to fulfill customer service level needs and to maximize company profit

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Responsible for creatively negotiating volume purchasing

Qualifications

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High school diploma or equivalent

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Five years of purchasing experience and three plus years of management background

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Excellent management, leadership, communication and analytical skills

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Ability to creatively negotiate with vendors

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CPM and previous industrial distribution purchasing experience strongly preferred

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Experience in EDI and INFOR desirable

Benefits

Medical and dental plan, life insurance with AD&D, long term disability, health savings accounts, health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, voluntary life insurance, voluntary vision insurance, 401K with company match feature, discretionary profit sharing plan, educational assistance, paid time off, paid holidays including birthday and service anniversary.