Be a part of a first rate team of professionals in a successful growing company. Our 40th year leading the market in GM Muscle Car parts. We’re currently seeking a skilled purchasing professional to manage our Purchasing Department. The ideal candidate will possess the skill set to procure the right product at the right time, while analyzing all costs associated with the purchasing and inventory levels.
To be successful in this role, you must be a self-starter who can thrive within a fast paced team environment of automotive enthusiasts, suppliers and manufacturers of fine automotive parts and accessories. It is helpful if candidate has some familiarity with the automotive aftermarket. Candidate will be part of cross functional team, working closely with Finance, Marketing, Sales, Sourcing and Warehouse employees as needed. The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for overseeing the department and insuring costs are under control, quality & availability of product is consistent.
Candidate’s primary function is to implement a purchasing strategy and schedule in line with company goals and requirements, while maintaining an adequate in-stock ratio of all product SKUs across all lines assigned to him or her.
Develop and implement effective enhanced purchasing strategies
Manage other members of the purchasing team
Build and maintain relationships with vendors
Execute, review and process purchase orders
Continuous evaluation of our suppliers and manufacturers in the automotive aftermarket based on quality, timeliness, and price
Authorize payments and maintain detailed records (receipts, records and inventories) of ordered and received product
Schedule deliveries and ensure timely fulfillment of orders
Work closely with Warehouse Team to monitor inventory and determine supply needs
Work with Sourcing Team to assist in evaluating new vendors with product offerings that will contribute to the growth and expansion of OPGI's product line
Ensure quality of procured items and addresses problems when they arise
Interview prospect and existing vendors to learn about products, services and pricing; Including visits to Suppliers’ facilities as necessary
Negotiate contracts with vendors and suppliers to obtain the best deals on behalf of the company
Verify purchasing costs, and perform continuous comparison to prior costs
Attend SEMA & other industry trade shows as necessary to learn and stay current on trends and to meet and greet suppliers
Provide communication and transparency in order to provide status updates to ensure the efficient workflow among inter-departmental teams
Keep up with current with purchasing technology trends and implementation, as necessary.
REQUIRED SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS
Minimum 5 years Purchasing/Sourcing/Supply chain experience
Minimum bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on procurement,
Alternatively, a minimum 5 years relevant work experience (Buyer, Logistics, Planning, Etc.)
Certifications helpful (Certified Purchasing Professional, Certified Professional Purchasing Manager)
Automotive aftermarket/Auto Parts experience is recommended
General understanding of ERP purchasing systems and functionality
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook/Word/Excel)
Analytical & Critical Mindset
Must possess negotiation skills
Ability to communicate effectively with domestic and foreign suppliers
Bookkeeping/Accounting Experience related to purchasing/procurement functions
Must possess a high level attention to detail, staying organized
Ability to work in a team environment
WORK HOURS & BENEFITS
401K Employer Match
Physical Demands: Ability to sit continuously for over 2/3 of normal work shift, and stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms for at least 1/3 of the normal work shift. Ability to talk or hear continuously. Finger dexterity is required frequently for over 2/3 of the normal work shift. Ability to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl up to 1/3 of the normal work shift. Ability to lift up to 10 pounds for up to 1/3 of the normal work shift. Ability to climb stairs occasionally.
Vision: Ability to see at close range (clear or corrected vision at 20 inches or less) Ability to see at a distance (clear or corrected vision at 20 feet or more). Ability to identify and distinguish colors. Ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point (peripheral vision). Three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships (depth perception). Ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.
Work Environment: Position is typically performed in the office environment with standard equipment and moderate noise levels (examples: computers, printers, fax, copiers, light traffic, and phone)
About Original Parts Group, Inc
OPGI sells and manufactures parts for Chevelle, El Camino, Monte Carlo, GTO, LeMans, Tempest, Grand Prix, Bonneville, Catalina, Cutlass, 442, Skylark, GS, Riviera, Regal, T-Type, Grand National, and classic Cadillacs. Established in 1982 as an authorized GM parts dealer, you can always count on Original Parts Group to supply high quality parts, with expert advice and best-in-class service.