PURCHASING MANAGER
Salter Labs - Arvin, CA

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Salter Labs is a leading manufacturer of unique, innovative, and patient preferred respiratory consumable products. Salter products are used by Anesthesia, Respiratory Care and Critical Care professionals in over 80 countries. From the designer’s desk to the loading dock we truly care, and are satisfied with nothing less than excellence in the products we offer. We engineer products to fit better and to last longer, while keeping a keen eye on the ever-rising cost of health care. We do it through patient-driven design innovations, up to the minute manufacturing technology and the use of superior quality materials. All of us at Salter Labs truly believe that quality care begins with quality products.

Position Summary
Responsible to Manage Purchasing Department activities including managing staff, procuring goods and services such as raw materials, component parts, equipment, MRO parts and supplies in compliance with Quality System requirements and to meet company performance objectives.

Key Accountabilities
Drive VIP and cost reductions to meet company goals of cost, quality, and service. Negotiates with vendors for the purchase of all materials, supplies equipment, and services. Examines bids and makes awards, establishes account/ credit and terms. Reviews inventory reports and places purchase orders accordingly. Responsible to follow up with Vendors to ensure on-time delivery is met to meet company service levels. Manage Purchasing Department Quality System including maintaining the Approved Supplier List, Supplier Scorecards, Schedule and perform Supplier Quality Audits in compliance with Salter Labs Standard Operating Procedures. Manage Purchase Orders in the Oracle system to generate purchase orders, maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased costs, delivery, product quality or performance and inventories. Supports Accounts Payable. Research market to identify new suppliers and or new products for purchase following the product/vendor approval protocol to ensure the best quality, price, and service is being met. Ensures budget requirements are met. Support new product development including vendor identification and selection, material choices etc. as requested. Negotiates and places purchase orders on major raw material purchases, which has significant impact to the health of the business. Purchases the right materials, with the right vendors to deliver on-time. Supervise individuals that support the purchasing functionality.

Qualifications
Education required: Bachelor degree; and or 10+ years related purchasing experience in manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have quality system experience, have familiarity with purchasing contract law and experience in production and inventory control. Computer skills required: MS Office Applications, ERP Software, and Oracle Applications Preferred.

We offer very competitive wages and great benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off and 401k program.


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