Purchasing Manager

Seattle Washington
Required Experience: 0 year(s)
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: Not available
Posted 2 days ago

POSITION PURPOSEManage K2’s pricing strategies and lead negotiations with 3rd party suppliers. Ensure and maintain contractual agreements that align with company profitability targetsPRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES
⏵ Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
⏵ Develop, negotiate and administer purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organizational requirements
⏵ Co-establish Supplier price negotiating structure and strategies with K2 Product Line Managers
⏵ Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
⏵ Crafting negotiation strategies and closing deals with optimal terms
⏵ Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
⏵ Establish and implement purchasing policies, procedures and best practices
⏵ Monitor ongoing compliance with purchasing policies and procedures
⏵ Establish and update an approved vendor/supplier database
⏵ Evaluate contracts to ensure compliance with legal requirements and organizational policies
⏵ Monitor supplier and vendor compliance with contractual agreements
⏵ Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, costs and delivery performance
⏵ Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
⏵ 5 years purchasing and contract negotiation experience
⏵ Experience supervising direct reports
⏵ 2 years supplier management experience
⏵ Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
⏵ Advanced skills in MS systems, including Outlook, Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint.
⏵ Strong organizational skills
⏵ Strong presentation skills
⏵ Demonstrated ability to work independent of close supervision
⏵ Import customs compliance familiarity and working knowledge of INCO-terms
⏵ Must be able and willing to travel as required DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
⏵ BA/BS degree in business administration, purchasing or related field
⏵ Experience in finished goods manufacturing operations
⏵ International business travel experience
⏵ Experience in MRP