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Purchasing Manager

Purchasing Manager

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US-IL-Rock Island
Supply Chain

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Group O is searching for a Purchasing Manager to join our team in Rock Island, IL! The Purchasing Manager is responsible plan, direct, and coordinate the purchasing activities necessary for maintaining inventory levels needed to support business operations.


  • Managing departmental operations in purchasing
    • Supervising employees
    • Providing training to employees in the following areas:
      • Process
      • Work instructions
    • Overseeing data collection for performance measurement
    • Reviewing and acting based on performance
    • Monitoring compliance with internal and external requirements
    • Reviewing and updating processes and work instructions
  • Assigning responsibility and ensuring successful performance of the following tasks related to monitoring inventory levels:
    • Reviewing customer-specific inventory levels
    • Performing analysis of inventory levels for replenishment
  • Assigning responsibility and ensuring successful performance of the following tasks related to purchasing parts:
    • Requesting purchase quotes (when required)
    • Maintaining current part-specific purchasing information
    • Generating and submitting purchase orders
    • Working with suppliers on target and expedited delivery dates
    • Monitoring on-time delivery
    • Working with suppliers on late deliveries
    • Monitoring and communicating status of back orders
    • Validating and processing invoices for payment

Secondary Tasks:      

  • Maintaining a safe, clean and orderly work area
  • Finding and supporting opportunities for improved performance, cost-savings and efficiency
  • Participating in physical inventories as needed
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Minimum two years related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


  • Team management skills
  • Purchasing and accounting knowledge
  • Understanding of inventory management practices and procedures
  • Basic user abilities in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and instructions
  • Ability to present information to managers, clients, suppliers, peers and employees
  • Ability to learn and work with enterprise resource planning (ERP) software
  • Ability to follow work instructions and procedures
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent math skills
  • Problem solving ability


  •  Associate’s degree (bachelor’s degree preferred)

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