Region Purchasing Manager
7335 - I/C Purchasing & Inventory, Northwest Region - Seattle, WA

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The Region Purchasing Manager develops, directs and implements strategies for purchasing and inventory functions within assigned locations, including managerial and administrative responsibilities.

Detailed Description
· Provide strong leadership to all personnel
· Develop strategic and operational plans to achieve results and ensure alignment with company goals and objectives
· Plan and accomplish working capital, margin and customer service goals
· Select, manage, evaluate, discipline and develop staff
· Provide necessary instructions, guidance and assistance for operations on purchasing and inventory management programs
· Develop optimum inventory profile, manage vendor stock rotation programs, and dispose of obsolete stock
· Oversee inventory management to ensure that products are available as needed, while maximizing inventory turns and minimizing excess/obsolete inventory
· Provide leadership to improve profitability by reducing product costs, supporting preferred supplier programs and implementing purchasing strategy
· Work with all levels of management to negotiate product costs, meet inventory objectives and improve customer service
· Utilize purchasing systems/programs to maximize customer service levels and financial performance
· Negotiate material, equipment and supplies and evaluate quotas/services to determine most desirable suppliers
· Approve and qualify suppliers and authorize purchase orders within assignment limits
· Research/develop new sources of supply and work/communicate with new and existing suppliers to identify ways to reduce costs and add value
· Manage central buying group for branch replenishment and administer procurement activities
· Set goals for the work group, manage execution and measure results
· Stay informed on market conditions affecting cost and material availability
· Develop supplier performance metrics
· Ensure compliance with WESCO standard policies, procedures, etc.
· Understand and support LEAN programs, ISO standards and WESCO procedures for document control, purchasing, process control, etc.
· Perform other duties as required
Job Requirements
· Advanced knowledge of purchasing and inventory concepts, practices and procedures in electrical industry
· Strong interpersonal skills
· Strong written/ verbal communication skills and strong computer skills
· Strong organizational, mathematical and analytical skills
· Ability to work independently and on a team
· Strong time management skills and ability to multi-task
· Ability to travel up to 50%
Minimum of 5 years experience in purchasing or supply chain management
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred
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