Director of Purchasing in Carlisle, PA at Carlisle Construction Materials

Date Posted: 7/1/2018

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Job Description

Carlisle Construction Materials, a worldwide leading diversified manufacturer of premium building products and related technology has an opening for a Director of Purchasing, at its Carlisle, PA location.  This role has significant responsibility leading and managing our purchasing strategy as outlined below. 

Purchasing Leadership

  • Establishing and maintaining measurable performance metrics for all levels of procurement activities to include but not limited to supplier performance, supplier quality, internal order placement performance, buyer activity levels, financial performance, and material shortage elimination.
  • Report to management the measurable status of progress and corrective actions as it pertains to supplier performance.
  • Ensure performance improvement and recovery plans are developed, issued, tracked and reported on as required for supply base management and improvement.
  • Negotiate and execute purchase orders or vendor contracts as needed to support the critical business needs.
  • Manage material flow to insure inventory is maintained to the optimum level to support on time customer deliveries while keeping inventory holdings at the appropriate levels.
  • Strategically develop and implement commodity/supply chain strategies covering all commodities, services and supplier processes throughout a global enterprise to deliver maximum value, leverage, and standardization.
  • Lead product development commodity strategies in line with corporate initiatives to improve supply chain efficiencies and reduce the total cost of supply chain management.
  • Drive usage of cost models to validate commodity strategies and to understand significant cost drivers.
  • Manage all activities that develop relationships with suppliers.
  • Develop an overall vendor base which creates and sustains a competitive advantage, utilizing global market exploitation, leveraging spend, and leveraging of technologies.
  • Manage materials savings initiatives in line with profit plan and overall business objectives.

Team Leadership

  • Leverage strengths of the current purchasing team members, help to clarify roles and responsibilities and develop training and expectations in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals.
  • Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications and purchasing support with staff levels throughout the organization; create and promote a supportive and positive work environment.

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Purchasing, Production/Operations Management, or Engineering or equivalent business experience.
  • NAPM (A.P.P. C.P.M.) or APICS (CPIM, CIRM) certification preferred

Skills / Qualifications

  • 7 to 10 years of progressive experience in purchasing and sourcing with extensive experience in the manufacturing industry, preferably in a strategic setting in a mid to large size organization.
  • 2 -4 years most recent experience related to chemical or building materials industry.
  • Strong computer skills, ideally with experience using Windows-based PC programs.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple group efforts within the company to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, with awareness of deadlines.
  • Ability to identify processes needing improvement, and to recommend improvements.

Carlisle Construction Materials Incorporated offers a competitive benefits package which includes 401k, medical/dental/prescription drug, life insurance, flex spending, holiday and vacation pay. 


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