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Purchasing Manager

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Ideal Industries, Inc

Sycamore, IL

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IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. has been propelled by the principles of its founder, J. Walter Becker, for nearly a century. Since the beginning, this family-run enterprise has been committed to building ideal relationships with its customers, employees and communities, creating some of the industry\u2019s most innovative and trusted products along the way. This commitment to quality and service will continue to spur the success of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC. and its family of companies, for generations to come.
IDEAL has made its mark by developing the iconic products and practical technology demanded by critical industries like data communications, aerospace, electrical, wire processing, automotive, construction and more.  Since the beginning, IDEAL INDUSTRIES has been a growing, energetic company, and that\u2019s never been more true than today. It\u2019s always been a compelling place to work and we\u2019re poised for even more growth as we continue to move across the globe. With growth comes opportunity\u2014and at IDEAL INDUSTRIES, the opportunity can be yours. 
The Purchasing Manager is responsible for all buying, procurement, and purchasing activities of raw materials, equipment, purchased parts, machinery and supplies for the organization. The position negotiates supplier contracts to achieve cost reductions, improved payment terms, inventory reduction, and terms and conditions most favorable to the Company. This position is responsible for the oversight, analysis and coordination of materials management. This position reports to the Business Unit Manager.

Responsible for coordinating all purchasing related activities for IDEAL Electrical globally.
Establish and maintain relations with suppliers and vendors, including correspondence, performance audits and recommendations.
Identify and qualify new suppliers, including RFQs.
Identify areas of cost reduction opportunities then develop and track actionable plans for achieving targets.
Work with suppliers to make sure that new products meet engineering, quality and safety specifications as well as cost goals.
Develop and lead the execution of the cost reduction strategies and roadmap plans.
Understand and apply LEAN principles to establish and monitor KanBans.
Oversee and manage a team of Purchasing Coordinators to ensure POs are being issued and items are expedited through outside processes effectively.      
Analyze market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and pricing.
Review sales demand and examine inventory levels then drive actions to keep minimum levels while maintaining on time delivery.
Analyze and present make/buy recommendations to management.
Prepare, issue and authorize all purchase orders for inventory items and change notices.
Work with suppliers and internal operations to meet production schedules.
Reconcile all supplier invoices to purchase orders.
Evaluate, prepare and report monthly shipments, PPV performance, inventory turns, and other operational data.
Manage and minimize excess/obsolete inventory.
Coordinate shipments to keep logistics costs minimal.
Coordinate with other departments to identify, resolve and communicate quality issues, material availability and lead times.
Review PO claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
Maintain awareness of latest materials and procurement concepts.
Support ISO as required, including the performance of Internal ISO Audits. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Participate as a member of a Project Team and/or Cross Functional Team as required.
Prepare policies regarding purchasing systems and procedures.


BS or equivalent in related field with seven to ten years\u2019 purchasing/sourcing experience in a manufacturing environment. 
Requires a working knowledge of LEAN Manufacturing, ERP and Microsoft Office.
APICS/CPIM and/or NAPM and Negotiations certifications preferred.      
Must possess strong negotiations skills necessary.
Able to identify and manage projects from concept to implementation and successfully drive project results.
Must be able to communicate and present to all levels of management.
Must have a high attention to detail.

IDEAL INDUSTRIES is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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J. Walter Becker founded IDEAL in 1916 and made a promise that is still an important part of the way IDEAL operates today: "An IDEAL product will provide a value greater than the price paid for it. Service is a part of the product." Becker's foundational principle represents our everyday commitment to you. It's the driving force behind our partnerships with the world's leading distributors, a state of the art delivery system, outstanding customer and technical support and variety of operational benefits designed to save you time and money. It means we're proud of the way we do business.

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