Purchasing Manager
Hussmann and affiliates - Bridgeton, MO

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Since 1906, Hussmann has been helping retailers preserve and display fresh foods. Today, Hussmann is a world leader in manufacturing, selling, installing and servicing merchandising equipment and refrigeration systems to customers throughout the world.

Hussmann serves a wide variety of customers involved in the global cold chain. These include supermarkets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, convenience stores, drug stores, and foodservice establishments.

Hussmann creates value for customers in the areas of merchandising, food safety, shelf live extension, sustainability and the life cycle value. Hussmann is focused on addressing the needs of its customers, providing solutions that provide superior value for their business.

The position has full responsibility and accountability for supporting the inventory needs of the plant while minimizing inventory investment. Material requirements satisfaction is crucial to the successful production of finished goods, ultimate customer satisfaction and return on investment for the corporation.

Effectively manage the Bridgeton Purchasing organization to ensure robust processes are in place to support fulfillment of Bridgeton's production and service part demand requirements. Processes must result in maximizing asset utilization without constraining Bridgeton demand.

Develop and effectively communicate organizational goals and responsibilities on a continuous basis. Define key measurements to manage the Bridgeton Purchasing performance to meet organizational goals and individual objectives.

Create and encourage a learning organization that capitalizes on improvement opportunities, implements proactive processes to anticipate customer requirements, and provides applicable training and education to all employees that better enables them to achieve their individual objectives

Optimize inventory to support production needs and meet target inventory levels and turns minimizing inventory cost Create, implement, and maintain processes designed to reduce shortages, control inventory levels, reduce supplier lead time, and increase efficiency of the supply chain.

Manage the timely payment of goods received utilizing the ACS automated Accounts Payables system.

Ensure customer satisfaction (internal and external) by employing continuous improvement projects goals focused on cost, quality, delivery, and safety.

Manage employee performance through the PMP (Performance Management Process). This process includes alignment of employee goals, objectives, and competencies to support Hussmann and Climate control business strategies.

Required Skills

Bachelors Degree

5 + years of experience

Required Experience