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This role is responsible for end-to-end management of assigned technical purchasing categories which includes our Elyria, Helena, and Mobile locations. This position must proactively communicate with all appropriate areas in the organization in a very organized manner such that business managers can make well informed decisions.


·        Procurement - responsible for all commercial activities for packaging, services, equipment and supplies including executing purchase orders and contract negotiations.

·        Vendor/Supplier Relationship Management - work with suppliers thru direct and open communications and meetings.  

·        Inventory Management - utilizes tools to monitor and achieve Net Working Capital targets.


  • Responsible for end to end management of assigned technical categories regionally and locally.
  • Execute PO’s for packaging, services, and supplies (MRO).  Ensure supplier acknowledgements are received and confirmed.
  • Search, identify and vet suppliers. Conduct formal bids, negotiate pricing, negotiate contracts, T&Cs and supplier performance management.
  • Utilize MRP and other systems with input from the plant to maintain appropriate inventory levels of, packaging and supplies.
  • Proactively communicate any issues related to supply.
  • Maintain and support site storeroom

Inventory Management:

  • Maintains inventory for technical materials (packaging and supplies)

 Miscellaneous Responsibilities:

·        May be asked to support other tasks as needed

·        Backup other purchasing functions as needed.


·        Minimum four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in business administration, material management, accounting, or 10 years of equivalent experience

·        5+ years working experience in manufacturing environment with experience in technical purchasing and inventory.

·        5+ years working experience with conducting formal bids and negotiating pricing.

·        Self-motivated, strategic, dependable, honest, and thorough.

·        Strong planning, organizational, analytical, communication, and networking skills are required.

·        Team attitude and cooperate with others.

·        Ability to change direction and prioritize multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.

·        Competent with computer software such as SAP or similar ERP system

·        Competent with Microsoft Office Suite, including proficient in Excel (ex. Pivot tables)


·        Ability to work in standard office setting including sitting, standing, bending, walking and light lifting.

Very competitive salary and benefits!
Great company to work for!
Full relocation package is available!
Don't miss out! Apply now and we'll be in touch immediately with more specific details, salary information and to answer any questions!!

This position does NOT provide sponsorship so please do NOT apply if you require sponsorship.  Thank You

KP Recruiting Group 
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KP Recruiting Group is a well established and very respected recruiting firm.  We have built a strong reputation as a premier resource for providing highly qualified candidates for our clients.  We are very experienced in many industries and have a wide range of clients.  We will serve as your advocate during your career search!  Let us do the work for you!  There is never a fee for our services!


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