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8 Nov 2019

Full-Time Manager, Purchasing

RecruitDQ – Posted by RecruitDQ Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description


Responsible for managing Purchasing activities throughout the procurement lifecycle and management of the Oracle iProcurement System. Purchasing Manager along with the Purchasing team provides professional assistance to internal customers across multiple locations striving to achieve the greatest value for each DQ dollar expended. Takes independent action to ensure deliveries are met and/or services are performed, standards are adhered to and that internal follow-up is achieved. Facilitate requests and interface with vendors.


Ensures accurate recordkeeping by administering and maintaining centralized Purchasing standards, policies and procedures, as well as the corresponding paperwork.
Develop, implement and oversee the Purchasing policies and procedures of the company.
Review purchases to ensure adherence to business and policy compliance; work with end users to educate and resolve out of compliance purchases
Work with end users to develop specifications for equipment, services, materials and supplies to be purchased.
Identify and evaluate vendors of goods and services; develop alternate sources of supply when as needed.
Leads and manages RFP process .
Leads and manages Corporate Purchasing Staff, Reception Staff and Copy Center
Establish delivery schedules, monitor progress and contact clients and suppliers to resolve problems.
Evaluate and audit contract performance and terms to ensure compliance with terms and conditions.
Manage dispute and track dispute resolution process with suppliers as needed.
Drive activities of the Purchasing group: including evaluation meetings, updating on-line information on office supply vendor sites, communications and on-going education and information sessions.
Continuously evaluate purchasing processes to identify opportunities for improvement and streamlining.
Manage and administer corporate programs including: travel, credit card, cell phones, office supplies.
Lead and develop quarterly Procurement reporting package; support Executive Sourcing Council
Supports teams by assisting with various cross departmental initiatives and projects
Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related discipline.
5 to 7 years experience in a purchasing management or strategic sourcing capacity.
In depth knowledge of standard contract terms and conditions.
Deep understanding of the procure-to pay-process.
Extensive Experience in Oracle Procurement Systems
Demonstrated experience in building purchasing/strategic sourcing programs from the ground up.
Strong experience in Microsoft Office Suite. (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Strong written, verbal, negotiation, forecasting and planning skills.
Excellent communication and influencing skills.
Mature interpersonal skills with proven ability to interact with diverse audiences.
Strong analytical skills.
Ability to be creative and develop out-of-the box solutions.
Proven positive experience working with vendors/customers.
Ability to analyze, evaluate and present complex results to varied audiences.
Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously.
Excellent organizational skills.
Independent judgment and action.
Manage multiple projects through completion of tasks; flexibility.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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