Houston supply chain recruitment firm seeks a Purchasing Manager

Kappa Search is a Houston recruitment firm that specializes in engineering, manufacturing and supply chain recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Manager for one of our top automotive clients.

 Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily procurement activities materials
  • Ensure lowest total cost without sacrificing quality, delivery and service.
  • Overall departmental responsibility for domestic & international sourcing
  • Direct purchasing group effectively to ensure retention of the best suppliers
  • Manage overall supplier relationships and ensure acceptable Quality Cost Delivery in all areas.
  • Establish and manage preferred vendor list
  • Develop and manage daily and long term purchasing activities and personnel.
  • Responsible for cost reduction & cost control programs to ensure the best return for SIA – includes improving and on-going training on Cost Reductions & negotiation techniques, cost analysis, and planning
  • Develop local and regional purchasing team and organization continuously

Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain or other related field
  • Several years purchasing management experience with Tier 1 or Tier 2 automotive suppliers
  • Experience working for an international company
  • Must be an independent thinker. Act with minimal guidance and direction.
  • Exposure to the automotive industry and requirements.
  • MS-Office Professional expertise
  • Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) standards is a plus