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ATS Company:  PA Solutions
Requisition ID:  12168

Warren, MI, US, 48091

Date:  Mar 28, 2024

Purchasing Manager

Job Description

As a purchasing manager, you will be responsible for handling the procurement process, sourcing suppliers and managing vendor relationships to ensure a seamless supply chain and optimize costs. You will also collaborate with cross-functional teams, make strategic decisions, and implement best practices within our procurement function.

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our company's success and be part of a dynamic team in a competitive market. We offer competitive compensation packages, health benefits and a supportive work environment that fosters learning and professional growth.
Major Responsibilities: 
•Work closely with PA/ATS Global purchasing to align to and create “best practices” relating to supply chain.
•Work closely with the Proposal team to ensure competitive global sourcing pricing.
•Developing and implementing procurement strategies and policies for cost optimization and enhancing supply chain efficiency.
•Identifying, evaluating, and selecting suppliers based on quality, reliability, cost-effectiveness, and adherence to ethical and sustainability standards.
•Negotiating contracts and terms with suppliers to ensure favorable pricing, payment terms and mutually beneficial agreements.
•Collaborating with internal stakeholders to understand their requirements and align procurement activities with organizational goals.
•Conducting market research and analysis to stay updated on industry trends, supplier capabilities and pricing fluctuations.
•Managing supplier relationships, including regular communication, ongoing performance evaluation, issue resolution and fostering long-term partnerships.
•Preparing and presenting and present reports on procurement activities, performance metrics and cost savings to higher management
•Developing and maintaining procurement metrics to track performance, identify areas for improvement and report on sourcing effectiveness
•Staying updated on regulatory requirements and ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations related to sourcing activities

Required skills and qualifications:
•Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business administration or a related field.
•5+ years of experience as a purchasing manager within the Low-Cost Country market. 
•In-depth knowledge of procurement principles, strategies and best practices.
•Demonstrable experience in the Low-Cost Country market and familiarity with local suppliers and sourcing channels.
•Experience in implementing sustainable and socially responsible procurement practices.
•Strong skills in budgeting, cost optimization and negotiation techniques.
•Knowledge of vendor management and inventory management systems.
•An analytical mind with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
•Proficiency in using procurement software and systems.
•Knowledge of local and national laws and regulations related to procurement.
•Willingness to work in a fast-paced and competitive environment.


Additional Information

Preferred skills and qualifications:
•Master’s degree in supply chain management, business administration or related field.
•Knowledge of industry-specific regulations and compliance requirements.
•Relevant certification in procurement or supply chain management.
•Proficiency in data analysis and reporting tools.
•Ability to lead and mentor a team of procurement professionals.
•Detail-oriented with strong organizational and time management abilities.
•Multilingual skills to effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders.
•Experience with global sourcing, logistics and supply chain best practices.
Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE):

•Work in compliance with divisional health, safety, and environmental procedures
•Refrain from removing or altering safety devices or guarding unless hazardous energies are controlled through lockout-tagout methods
•Report any unsafe conditions or unsafe acts 
•Report defect in any equipment or protective device
•Ensure that the required protective equipment is used for the assigned tasks
•Attend all required health, safety, and environmental training
•Report any accidents/incidents to supervisor
•Assist in investigating accidents/incidents
•Refrain from engaging in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running, or rough and boisterous conduct


Join the Winning Team at PA Solutions, Inc. (a global division of ATS Automation). We help exceptional customers automate their manufacturing as Tooling System Integrators. We work with Global OEM's/Tier suppliers supporting transportation and aerospace industries. Take your place among the best in the business and grow your career with PA Solutions, Inc. Join an environment where a passion for innovation is combined with an uncompromised commitment to quality. PA Solutions, Inc. offers a superior benefits package designed with you in mind!  If you would like to automate your future, check us out and be a part of our unprecedented growth!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations. 

Nearest Major Market: Warren
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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