Purchasing Manager

Location: Hanover, MD
Date Posted: 03-30-2018
FosterThomas, Inc. is a leading HR Management and Consulting firm. We are seeking a Purchasing Manager to assist our client out of their Hanover, MD location. 

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for coordinating all activities associated to procurement of product to maintain stock levels, for distribution to our customers, with efficiency and availability while developing profitable purchasing strategies. It is the responsibility of the Purchasing Department to assess supplier profiles and analyze offers; research and develop market trends to better prepare our customers to alert of upcoming changes; work with vendors to develop cost saving programs that include contracts and special sale offerings. Part of his/her responsibility is to manage the work flow of those involved in the storage and transport of product to insure proper food handling practices, compliance and quality concern issues.
The Purchasing Manager responsibilities include working with other departments in tangent to insure compliance of company procedures and practices while maintaining HACCP and Good Food Handling practices; working with the sales force to meet customer demands and sanctification.
Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Develop profitable purchasing strategies
  • Assess supplier profiles and analyze offers
  • Manage relationships with key suppliers to maintain quality of goods, timely delivery and compliance to terms of contracts.
  • Monitor stock levels
  • Keep updated records
  • Research market trends and communicate to the sales department
  • Process and submit purchase orders
  • Proven experience as a purchasing agent or relevant role
  • Knowledge of market research, data analysis and purchasing best practices
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating prices and terms and conditions
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Teamwork Orientation
  • Strong Analytical mindset
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and purchasing software
  • Degree in Business or relevant field
  • 2 – 5 years purchasing experience
  • Computer experience – Word, Excel, Outlook; Data Entry; Order processing software.
Preferred Experience but not required
  • Bakery/Food Sales, Preparation
  • Distribution
EEO Statement: FosterThomas is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to equal employment opportunities in recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation and disciplinary action with regard to the terms and conditions of employment.  FosterThomas does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, color, age, sex, disability, marital status, gender identity genetic information, sexual orientation, or sex, including pregnancy and childbirth, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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