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Company: SP Associates
Location: Charleston
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services and managing vendors. Perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for better deals and find more profitable suppliers.

  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand


    Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:
    • Proven working experience as purchasing manager
    • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management
    • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
    • A knack for negotiation and networking
    • Working experience of vendor management software
    • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures
    • BS degree in supply chain management, logistics, accounting or business administration
    • Knowledge of process-oriented operations and/or related industry
    • Knowledge of financial, accounting, and project management principles and practices
    • Experience working with manufacturing based technology
    • Ability to effectively communicate with other managers/employees
    • Prior experience purchasing for a textile manufacturing company preferred, but not required.
    • Ability to travel local, nationally and internationally.
      Key Competencies
      • Strategic Industry Management
      • Negotiation and Analytical Skills
      • Leadership Performance Management.
      • Project Management.
      • Communication Proficiency.
      • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
      • Problem Solving/Analysis.
      • Adaptability
      • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions required for this position;
      • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance;


        To be discussed during interview process

Keywords: SP Associates, Charleston , Manager, Professions , Charleston, South Carolina

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