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Purchasing Manager

Company: FOX FACTORY, INC.
Location: Elkhart
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Position Summary: The Purchasing Manager works with all members of Tuscany Operations team to ensure that component and production maximizes customer fulfillment at a minimum cost. Position Responsibilities: --- Establishes purchasing policies and procedures and directs purchasing programs accordingly.--- Establishes procedures to accomplish procurement of a variety of materials in a cost-effective manner.--- Prepares and assigns purchase orders and change notices to purchasing agents.--- Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepares analysis reports.--- Keeps informed of economic, industrial and other trends that affect markets, prices, and delivery conditions.--- Reviews and monitors requisitions, purchase orders, supply sources, supplies, quotations, terms, etc.--- Recommends major purchases of material on the basis of anticipated changes in process or an unusual availability situation.--- Participates in contract negotiations and vendor selections.--- Monitors performance and capabilities of vendors to ensure maintenance of delivery, quality and price commitments.--- Hires, trains new staff members, and supervises and evaluates job performance of purchasing department personnel.--- Acts as liaison in dealing between vendors and user departments when necessary.--- May perform duties of Buyer as required.--- Responsible for all aspects of raw material, component, outside processing for the Off-Road business; including the associated systems, processes, tools & metrics.--- Management of a purchasing of materials; expected to ensure the team is engaged, motivated and aligned with the objectives of the division.--- Effective and proactive communication regarding status, timelines and risk; including department KPI where applicable, regular forecast updates to suppliers, master production schedule within the plant and delivery status updates to the sales team. --- Continuous improvement of systems and processes to drive improved customer performance at reduced cost; projects could include revisions to purchasing strategies, collaboration with suppliers, improvements to forecast, or other targeted opportunities. Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies: Good command of Excel and ability to understand and integrate ERP/MRP systems. Demonstrated experience in procurement process for manufacturing and distribution of products and goods. Extensive knowledge of bill of material structures and routing functionality. Focus on constant process improvement and improving existing processes. Analytical and critical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills. Competencies: --- Customer Mindset: Exceptional customer experience is primary focus while performing job duties. Quality is a top priority.--- Adaptability & Innovation: Proactively and willingly adapts to changing business needs and conditions and presents creative and fresh ideas on how to solve problems, gain efficiencies and improve quality.--- Relationship Building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of inclusion, cooperation and mutual respect.--- Accountability: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work and strives to exceed requirements.--- Decision Making and Judgment: Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints and risks.--- Talent Development (Self and Others): Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; making an effort to acquire new knowledge or skills associated with job responsibilities. Willingness to work with others and coach/teach in effort to develop and support other employees' development. Position Qualifications: Education: Bachelor's degree - Science, Business Administration or similar degrees preferred Experience: 8+ years of business experience in manufacturing field; including demonstrable skills in production planning, procurement, scheduling and material control. Prior experience with Oracle ERP implementation highly desirable. Work Environment and Physical Requirements: Production/Manufacturing environment Requires walking, standing, bending and lifting for long periods of time Extensive computer exposure Disclaimer : This list does not represent all physical demands. Descriptions are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the jobs' essential functions. FOX provides equal employment opportunities for all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, results of genetic testing, or service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by the laws or regulations of any jurisdiction in which we operate. We base all employment decisions -including recruitment, selection, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotions, transfers, layoffs, terminations and social/recreational programs - on merit and the principles of equal employment opportunity

Keywords: FOX FACTORY, INC., Elkhart , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Elkhart, Indiana

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