Purchasing Director Job Description

Purchasing Director Job Description

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Purchasing director provides information relevant to Syracuse University’s financial reporting, IRS Form 990, financial audit reports, University bylaws, Board of Trustees, and various other institutional reports as needed.

Purchasing Director Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensure that the department works closely with the Chef and the Food & Beverage Director to purchase the highest quality products while constantly searching for the most competitive price
Coordinate and participate as necessary in all month-end, quarterly or annual inventories of food, beverage, operating equipment and supplies
Develops and improves processes, systems, and performance management reporting for raw material purchasing activities
Manage current Non-Commercial, Food Service Management, and Group purchasing accounts
Develop new, profitable contracts with key decision makers with potential Non-Commercial, Food Service Management, and Group Purchasing accounts
Generates preliminary budgets and establishes product features and options
Generates and circulates house budgets
Responsible for ensuring that purchasing processes yield the most competitive home construction costs
Develop and maintain strong relationships with Community Managers (where applicable), senior management and trade partners to facilitate efficient decision-making and purchasing processes
Constantly keep abreast of new products, services and processes and consult with hotel management on feasibility of implementation

Purchasing Director Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Purchasing Director

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CPM, APICS, CPSM, CPIM, TASBO, C.P.P, CIRM, NAPM, SIOP, ASCM

Education for Purchasing Director

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the purchasing director job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Business/Administration, Finance, Education, Management, Accounting, MBA, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Economics

Skills for Purchasing Director

Desired skills for purchasing director include:

Residential building plans and materials from foundation to finish
Fixtures and other resort equipment
Institutional supplies
Job-relevant issues
Operating statements and payroll progress reports as needed to maintain financial management of the department

Desired experience for purchasing director includes:

Oversee the daily operations of the Purchasing Department
Maintain, develop and upgrade the COLLEAGUE/Datatel ERP system
Monitor and review procurement card (PCard) daily activities
Negotiate and execute purchase orders or vendor contracts as needed to support the critical business needs of the Institute
Develop, evaluate and implement purchasing policies and procedures
Responsible for planning, both short and long term goals relative to facilities

Purchasing Director Examples


Purchasing Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of purchasing director. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for purchasing director
  • Review plans, takeoffs and budgets for new communities and resolve possible issues before the community or plan starts
  • Implement new or improved supply chain processes and then manage the supply chain (from purchasing/ordering process to distribution) systems for the resort
  • Provide services and other amenities to employees as we continue to grow
  • Security, including the administration of the PELCO Surveillance System, with the management of the DVR with historical video/images, manage Mahoney Notify Plus services related to general office security, manages on-sight alarm pads with On-call 24-7 duties related to the facility, , door ajar, generators running, fire alarm
  • Manage (4) CAT Generators, (3) Media Drive & (1) Apollo Drive
  • Manage maintenance with Milton Caterpillar, service provider
  • Manage diesel fuel, and NY State onsite fuel storage certificate
  • Manage ISO gear, syncing multiple generators for backup power, manage ATS (ASCO Automatic Transfer Switch)
  • Assist in the daily office operations performing general office tasks such as answering phones, ordering supplies, faxing, photocopying, collating.Review for completeness, and record requisitions and other documents pertaining to orders
  • Assist director with mid-year and year-end closing transactions
Qualifications for purchasing director
  • Process purchase orders, blanket orders, pay on invoices, procurement card transactions, and other related items
  • In the absence of the director, direct the services of the Purchasing Department
  • Develops the carbon black feedstock cost assumptions for each manufacturing site for the annual budget
  • Provides leadership and guidance and manages a global organization
  • Collaborates with Legal on contract management and execution
  • Bachelors/University degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related STEM discipline

Purchasing Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of purchasing director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for purchasing director
  • Accountable for system-wide materials contracting process
  • Accountable for establishing standardization/utilization policies and procedures, project management guidelines, and project progress
  • Seeks out opportunities to achieve “break through” business process improvements through the use of information technology
  • Manage the following staff
  • Keep appropriate par stock on all inventoried goods
  • Manage procurement and purchasing in accordance with organization’s policies and applicable legislation
  • Contribute to discussions on implementation of purchasing strategy on a regional basis and implement objectives as appropriate
  • Full financial responsibility and accountability for team(s)
  • Provide leadership and management of purchasing projects from conception through deployment
  • Extract spend files from vendors to create baselines spend for key purchasing categories
Qualifications for purchasing director
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Hospitality, Purchasing and Sourcing Management or a related field
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and in eProcurement tools
  • Auto industry will be a plus
  • A university degree or equivalent in Electronics or strong Engineering degree with MBA / PhD and Commercial / Purchasing experience
  • Extensive knowledge of petroleum refining (oil product) and/or petrochemical industries
  • Ability to identify and achieve “win/win” agreements

Purchasing Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of purchasing director. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for purchasing director
  • Serve as the leader and ambassador of shared services organization, including purchasing operations, accounts payable & cash disbursement
  • Oversee the day to day processing of Purchasing Operations, Accounts Payable and Payment transactions
  • Help the team resolve escalated internal and external customer issues
  • Train and audit work of team members for accuracy and timeliness
  • Responsible for results of outsourcing provider work product, business results and compliance
  • Responsible for maintaining sufficient internal controls in to the process and supporting SOX compliance / audits
  • Coordinate with Director (P2P Process Excellence) to set the strategy for technology and related improvements
  • Work with internal stakeholders to support the global consolidation of AP and cash disbursement activities during various JDE conversions
  • Own the design and implementation of a center-led purchasing organization
  • Work in close coordination with Treasury and Cash Management and support accounts payable audit recovery
Qualifications for purchasing director
  • Master’s degree in Business is beneficial
  • 10-20 years of relevant experience in the petroleum refining or petrochemical industries
  • Ability to interact tactfully and effectively, collaborating with all levels of the organization vendors and other stakeholders
  • Bachelor’s Degree with 15 years' experience which should include ten in strategic purchasing, supply chain management, materials management, or procurement, including previous line management experience
  • Lead the centralized data management organization
  • Own purchasing data for the enterprise, including suppliers (~110k), items (~1.1M) and cross-reference data

Purchasing Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of purchasing director. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for purchasing director
  • Lead the data management team members to complete project deliverables on schedule
  • Facilitate Data Governance Council to set standards and guidelines for purchasing data in coordination with stakeholders from TRG and mills / plants
  • Set and track KPIs and SLAs for data management team
  • Develop, maintain, and constantly improve key data assets, system architecture and a repository of tools, templates and best practices for the governance of master data
  • Maintain relationships with operations, IT and suppliers to facilitate buy-in, project implementation and issue resolution
  • Report the progress of in-flight purchasing data related projects to senior leadership
  • Collaborate with sourcing and procurement analytics teams to support with data extraction and upload activities
  • Provide guidance on data management related to on-going JDE conversions
  • Secure channel strategy and compliance initiatives at account headquarters
  • Implement initiatives by utilizing analytics to strategically build out plans and be able to tactically execute via our broker sales network and regional sales managers
Qualifications for purchasing director
  • 5 year experience in the same or in Managerial position at 5 stars Hotels
  • Candidate should have strategic thinking in purchasing, business acumen and proactively in sourcing hotel products
  • Monthly collaboration with Sr
  • Develop region plans by contract that specifically defines goals and objective
  • Provide understanding of business model-knowledge of economic factors and influences to organization
  • Collaborative/Accountable/Results driven

Purchasing Director Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a purchasing director. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for purchasing director
  • Organize, facilitate and manage cross-functional teams to develop commodity plans for material purchases
  • Direct and manage the analysis of purchases of goods considering specifications, final delivered life-cycle cost, delivery requirements and supplier reliability
  • Responsible for the selection, negotiation, and execution of sourcing for assigned commodities, including implementation of supplier partnering agreements
  • Work with company locations to ensure sourcing strategies and decisions achieve overall commodity objectives and to ensure their business requirements are taken into consideration
  • Develop and implement plans for process changes in the support of continuous improvement initiatives for operations
  • Ongoing support and backup for planning, ordering and delivery of assigned commodities to ensure on-time delivery across all levels of the organization
  • Managing relationships, reporting & decision making between Purchasing and Business Units to ensure compliance to new rates, supplier relationships, sourcing strategies, policies, and procedures
  • Solid foundation of Engineering Materials (Track, Bridge & Signal) relating to the railroad industry to facilitate Requests for Proposals, evaluate bids and negotiate contracts
  • Develops policies, procedures and objectives for all purchasing management functions designed to ensure timely delivery of goods at the most economical cost with improved quality
  • Oversees the purchasing of supplies and services necessary for operation of the organization including machinery, equipment, tools, and raw materials
Qualifications for purchasing director
  • Knowledgeable in Engineering Materials (Track, Bridge & Signal) and supplier base
  • Previous responsibility for assessing supplier capabilities, negotiating and executing supply contracts and service agreements
  • Advanced MS Excel, Access, and PowerPoint skills and Great Plains or equivalent ERM system
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work to meet deadlines independently
  • Experience leading projects and cross-functional work teams to achieve desired results
  • The applicant selected for this position will be required to successfully complete a background check and physical including a drug test

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