Purchasing Manager in Colorado Springs, CO at Volt

Date Posted: 10/22/2018

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Job Description

Volt is currently seeking a Purchasing Manager for a direct hire opportunity with a leading manufacturer in Colorado Springs.  This is an exciting position with an established company with planned room for growth offering great benefits and competitive pay.  Don't miss your chance!  Apply now!

Duties on this position include

  • Responsible for over-seeing the daily/weekly functions within the department, including developing, implementing, and maintaining purchasing policies and practices to ensure competitive cost, highest quality, and timely delivery.
  • Develop and mentor direct reports in business professionalism, negotiation techniques, cost reduction strategy development and execution, contract development, supply chain management, and efficient project and time management.
  • Provide strong leadership and encourage professional development at all levels to ensure future growth and reduce turnover; explain/teach appropriate policies, procedures and associated practices; assist in the recruitment, selection and training/coaching of personnel. Cross-train team members assign projects and monitor/evaluate performance.
  • Foster a collaborative environment between purchasing and other departments and divisions to effectively manage and accomplish supply chain objectives.
  • Identify problem areas or ‘broken’ processes and take ownership of correcting.
  • Identify strategic opportunities to achieve company goals; ensure that inventory is maintained at appropriate levels, identify margin improvement opportunities.
  • Evaluate inventory usage analysis, confirm accuracy of P.O.’s, reporting and follow up
  • Approve, prepare and/or submit Purchase Orders (P.O.’s) – verify pricing, quantity, accuracy, etc. prior to placing Purchase Orders.
  • For international shipments, verify shipping codes are accurate and that only approved shippers are being utilized. Confirm proper foreign currency exchange.
  • Manage vendor relationships – maintain contracts and agreements, document issues and supplier performance; recommend changes as appropriate. Assist staff with daily vendor interactions; P.O. issuance, confirmation, invoicing and/or receiving issues, etc.
  • Work with the Receiving Department to ensure proper receiving against P.O.’s; resolve issues with shipped inventory, including over and under-shipment of goods. Research and verify receipt date for deliveries as needed.
  • Work with Returns Department to resolve NCMR (Non-Conforming Material Requests) process reconciliation.

  • Ensure all departmental reporting is maintained on a timely and consistent basis (ie. Back-Order reports).
  • Work with the Accounting team to resolve issues including but not limited to Unit Cost and Quantity reconciliation versus the P.O. data.
  • Maintain data integrity within ERP system, including the addition or deletion of Item/Part Numbers and BOM data, item pricing, re-order quantities, etc.
  • Assist in the review of all bill of material errors related to material planning.
  • Actively seek to identify vendors to improve quality and price of incoming raw materials and finished goods as dictated by business needs. Obtain price quotes and heavily negotiate with suppliers for better pricing, lead and delivery times, etc.
  • Handle special projects and tasks as assigned.
  • Contribute to company's continuous quality improvement processes.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in business or supply chain management
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Purchasing role.
  • Must have direct supervisory responsibility of purchasing team members
  • Excellent negotiating, analytical and communication skills, both verbal & written
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel and Word.
  • Experience with MRP/ERP systems and process in a manufacturing environment, and/or Navision proficiency preferred but not required.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills, including good attention to detail. Ability to make progress and achieve desired results within the desired timelines on multiple priorities concurrently.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Highly ethical in financial data and resources, including company credit card and other account information.
  • Able to read and interpret documents including procedure manuals and inventory reports.
  • Calculate figures and amounts including discounts, proportions and volume.
  • Apply basic algebra/calculation skills to determine appropriate inventory levels and complete cost analysis.
  • Regularly use hands/arms, including extended periods of time working with a computer and/or computer mouse.
  • Communicate verbally and/or in writing with internal and external customers.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer