Purchasing Manager

Date: Nov 11, 2021

LOCATION: South Deerfield, MA, US

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.


The Purchasing Manager is responsible for the timely and effective sourcing of equipment, goods, and services. Performs strategic procurement activities across multiple categories, finding the best prices and successfully negotiating with suppliers. Analyzes inventory and production projections to anticipate optimal levels of inventory to meet production goals. Effectively coordinates shipments and communicates with internal departments to support business functions and ensure expectations are met. Plans purchases strategically to achieve financial delivery and objectives.  



•    Develops, leads, and executes Purchasing Strategies, tracking key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve customer satisfaction while assessing and mitigating risks. 
•    Forecasts price and market trends to identify changes of balance in purchasing-supplier effectiveness. 
•    Accountable for analysis, development and implementation of management strategies and tactical plans related to all aspects of Procurement cycle. 
•    Develops, communicates, and reports supply chain metrics and understands demand requirements to decisively resolve supply chain constraints. 
•    Evaluates vendors and shipping companies based on quality, service, and pricing, establishing relationships, and negotiating contracts for maximum profitability. 
•    Develops a strong, disciplines process for make to buy analysis including a supplier database by process. 
•    Manages the small business utilization program with small business liaison officer. 
•    Actively communicates with vendors on a regular basis to improve vendor performance and address quality issues. 
•    Performs root cause analysis for stock outs, missed deliveries, and non-conforming product to proactively drive permanent solutions and process improvement. 
•    Calculates and manages safety stocks and determines quantity and timing of deliveries. 
•    Receives and reconciles inventory and invoices and maintains data integrity for purchasing parts in the SAP Max Inventory Management System.  
•    Verifies purchasing practices comply with established laws, policies, and ethical principles and follows, maintains, and enforces ISO standards and all Pelican compliance requirements. Partners internally with Quality and Production to ensure clear requirement documentation is sustained at all times. 
•    Follows company policies and practices as outlined in the Employee Handbook and/or applicable employment agreement. Follows safety guidelines and procedures in accordance to the job.
•    Performs additional duties as assigned. 


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or equivalent, preferred. 
•    Demonstrated experience with LEAN principles in a manufacturing environment. 
•    Proficient in SAP. 
•    Minimum of 5-7 years experience in Sourcing/Procurement. 
•    Demonstrated background leading teams, coaching, recruiting, training, problem-solving tools, time management, prioritization coaching experience. 
•    Advanced experience in manufacturing technology, materials and assembly processes
•    Advanced knowledge of international procurement procedures and practices. 
•    Ability to negotiate favorable terms and conditions involving many parts and supplies, as well as can determine appropriate methods of procurement. 
•    Proficient in computer software such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point. 
•    Must have exceptional written, verbal communication, presentation and training skills. 
•    Must be detail-orientated, organized, and able to prioritize workload. 


•    Experience with MRP systems. 
•    Ability to interpret technical specifications and drawings. 



Pelican Products, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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