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Purchasing Manager in St. Augustine, FL at Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

Date Posted: 2/16/2019

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Job Description

Directs and coordinates the activities of personnel engaged in purchasing raw materials, manufacturing consumables, and components. Leads sourcing activity to identify and establish relationships with suppliers. Coordinates and leads Suppler Relationship Management (SRM) initiative for the facility. Responsible for the implementation of all policies, practices, and procedures pertaining to Purchasing personnel. Supervises the issuance of all purchase orders, insuring the inclusion of required specifications, prices, terms and conditions by performing the following duties personally or through assistant personnel. Interfaces with CIT Corporate Supply Chain on key initiatives/negotiations.


* Identifies the most cost and service effective sources for parts purchased for manufacturing.
* Develops collaborative/partnering relationships with key suppliers, including objectives and measures, to promote processes that will reduce lead times and costs and insure product and service quality such as supplier managed inventories (SMI), consignment, and electronic data transfer. Drives SRM best practices.
* Holds periodic SRM meetings with key suppliers to include Carlisle IT personnel who are directly affected by relationship with the supplier.
* Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepares market analysis reports.
* Works closely with the Sales Managers/departments to understand their business strategies and strategically aligns our procurement practices and supply chain in support of the business strategy.
* Establishes Purchasing department procedures and practices, and studies workflow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to improve workflow.
* Prepares departmental budget and monitors expenditure of budgeted funds.
* Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.
* Supervises, prepares, and issues purchase orders and change notices insuring the inclusion of required specifications, prices, terms and conditions, and other relevant purchasing information.
* Informs Sales, Engineering, and Production departments of required lead times, availability, and status of ordered components and consumables.
* Interprets and enforces company policies and safety regulations.
* Arranges for disposal of surplus and obsolete materials.
* Prepares reports of purchasing measures against objectives.
* Attends various professional meetings, seminars, and other related meetings to maintain contact with suppliers and keep abreast of the trends within the purchasing field.
*Other duties may be assigned*


* Responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of supervisory and non-supervisory personnel. Carries out leadership responsibilities in accordance to company policies, procedures, safety, and applicable laws.
* Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning assisting, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
* Provides ongoing training to applicable staff to develop and encourage their technical and operational performance. Meet with appropriate staff on a timely basis for performance evaluations and goal setting.
* Ensures company standard practices and procedures are followed in connection with all Purchasing department functions.
* Displays effective leadership as defined by the Carlisle IT Model Manager guidelines.



* Bachelor's degree in Business, Production, or Purchasing Management from four-year college or university or equivalent work experience.
* Three to five years' cable and electronic component purchasing experience desired; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Strong Management Skills; three to five years experience required.
* Strong skills in work planning and scheduling.

ISM/APICS certifications desired


* A team player that can relate to people at all levels of the organization and possesses excellent communication skills.
* An energetic, forward-thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and a positive professional image.
* Ability to be flexible and able to function comfortably in a fast paced, constantly changing and ambiguous environment.
* Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
* Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
* Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, suppliers, and employees. Portrays a positive and professional image. Ability to establish relations with a wide range of personalities, cultural backgrounds and educational levels.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Must be able to work in a factory environment to include walking in the factory floor, walking up/down stairs and other related activities in addition working in an administrative environment, to include computer and presentation skills.

Up to 15% travel may be required.
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