Director of National Purchasing – Austin/Houston/Dallas, TX

Austin/Houston/Dallas, TX

Key Strengths:

Strong analytic, forecasting and negotiation skills to procure goods, materials and services on favorable terms.

Primary Functions:

  • Manage core supplier lead times to assist with manufacturing and distribution planning.
  • Support production and sales efforts by ensuring materials orders and inventories stay on track.
  • Source new suppliers
  • Establish relationships with vendors
  • Negotiate purchasing contracts
  • Resolve order grievances and discrepancies
  • Manage the purchasing process through delivery
  • Review and analyze processes to reduce waste and errors
  • Partner with other departments such as production, customer service, sales and safety on supply chain management
  • Build and supervise purchasing agent staff across multiple divisions