The Purchasing & Inventory Manager will be responsible for providing and monitoring strategic materials and consumables. The position will require an aptitude to develop expertise within key cost categories/working capital and understand the role these categories play in the company’s overall financial performance. The Purchasing / Inventory Manager will also lead initiatives in Inventory strategic planning. The Purchasing & Inventory Manager completes projects, either as assigned or self-initiated, by working with appropriate departments and individuals to achieve the stated goals.
Price and delivery negotiations in order to reduce material costs and maintain adequate service to Plant.
Select suppliers and assess their capabilities in accordance with our demand.
Implement best practices in Inventory and Purchasing management that will result in optimal use of the company’s working capital.
Manage and coordinate efforts as related to Production Planning, Logistics and Inventory Management initiatives; Inventory Targets, and Support to Plant Management.
Leadership role in respect to purchasing material and inventory levels with Production department.
Search for alternative sources and Products in conjunction with product development efforts; or asked by the Plant.
Actively initiate, lead and/or mentor Improvement Teams to reduce overall business costs. The Goal is to support LEAN efforts to maintain or reduce costs as sales grow.
Contribute to developing, implementing and maintaining Purchasing Work Instructions and Procedures as part of our Quality Systems.
Ability to adapt to internal sales, be prepared to work with sister divisions and a national sales/purchasing teams.
Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills.
Strategic thinking and forecasting ability.
Customer focus; dedicated to meeting the expectations of internal and external customers.
Negotiating skills required.
Business acumen in manufacturing and distribution operations including inventory and purchasing, sales, marketing, engineering, multi-unit operations, finance, information technology.
Excellent oral/written communication, presentation and listening skills.
Basic understanding of accounting principles and statements.
Experience with ERP, database user interface and query software knowledge
Experience with system analysis and system evaluation.
Demonstrated experience coaching and developing teams and individuals.
Strong interpersonal skills; a confident yet grounded leader.
3+ years in managing or holding position of responsibility related to purchasing, logistics or materials management, with minimum of 3 years in a manufacturing or plant location
ERP system experience a must.
Experience using computer-based purchasing, scheduling, or inventory control systems is required
MRO/MRP purchasing experience a plus.
Experience with purchasing contracts and negotiations are a must.
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Venus Glass Co., is the leader of architectural and automotive glass processing industry in Iran. In the architectural and building materials department, we produce top quality glass products that are used in the most prestigious construction projects in Iran. We also add value to architectural glass by combining them with brilliant ideas, metal parts and engineering solutions to make outstanding glass and metal solutions (like glass handrails). In the automotive glass section we supply the most complex glass parts to Iranian car manufacturers.
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