Purchasing Manager
Job Opportunity at Joseph Michaels International

Posted on Sep 27

http://www.josephmichaels.com    800-786-1099

Location: Nashville, TN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4168585

Purchasing Manager
  • Provide Procurement support ensuring Procurement representation and participation in all issues related to assigned Professional Services categories
  • Support the co-development of Category, supplier and negotiation strategies, and work plans, in conjunction with stake holders and support execution to established timelines
  • Support the identification, research and evaluation of Professional Service providers that meet the organization's standards of quality, value, timing, service and reliability of supply
  • Interact with suppliers and internal "customers" to identify , implement and realize optimal value and performance
  • Support the execution and management of Procurement processes for designated Categories to reduce total cost of ownership for goods & services while ensuring uninterrupted supply
  • Facilitate Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) efforts including strategic segmentation and supplier rationalization
  • Ensure supplier qualification efforts including diversity initiatives
  • Manage and enhance supplier performance through the establishment of KPI's/SLA's (contract content) and effective supplier and stake holder interaction


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • 5 years plus of Strategic Procurement experience 
  • Ability to function from a stable state of independence, displaying ability to manage assignments without significant oversight
  • Preferred certifications: CPM


  • Ability to multitask and adapt priorities quickly 
  • Effective and advanced communication skills 
  • Advanced planning & analytical capability 
  • Advanced, complex problem solving; able to identify key issues and effectively coordinate efforts to achieve resolution 
  • Leadership & teamwork; able to build internal & external alliances with focus on “customer relations” 
  • Ability to read drawings and understand technical specifications
  • Prior designated commodity and materials' buying experience 
  • Advanced commodity knowledge: 
  • Professional Services Strategic Sourcing 
  • Cost driver structure and cost modeling
  • Business, industry and commodity acumen 
  • Strategy formulation, development and implementation including: 
    • Supplier segmentation 
    • Spend analysis & costing models 
    • SWOT analysis 
  • Advanced purchasing fundamentals: 
    • RFQ/RFP, bid analysis, supplier selection and award 
    • Negotiation strategy & execution 
    • Supplier & internal customer interface
  • Contract development, negotiations, management & administration 
  • Financial Analysis & Project Management 
  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) and negotiation 
  • Proficient in "Problem Solving Decision Making"

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