Job: Purchasing Manager

Title Purchasing Manager
Categories Operations and Supply Chain
Location Northwest Metro
Job Information

SkyWater Search Partners is looking for a Purchasing Manager for a client of ours in the Northwest Metro. This would be a full time permanent opportunity.

Job Description:

  • Full Oversight of the entire Purchasing Department to ensure uninterrupted flow of materials at the best possible price.
  • Supervise and direct work of department personnel
  • Select vendors and negotiate terms, according to company policy, to obtain necessary materials and product in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Cycle and spot counting of inventory
  • Process Improvement and Cost Efficiency Strategy implementation


Desired Skills and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, materials, operations, management, or equivalent
  • 5+ years experience in a commodity purchasing capacity
  • 7-10 years experience in a planning/scheduling/inventory capacity
  • 7-12 years experience in a purchasing department role
  • Knowledge in a food industry is highly preferred
  • Familiarity with MRP/ERP principles and systems
Job ID# 877
About Skywater Search Partners

Start with your short list.™

Led by a group of seasoned search industry professionals, SkyWater Search Partners brings new focus to a novel concept, “short list search”.  Our purpose is to leave a lasting impression on the clients we serve by providing individuals who will make a measurable difference in their business.  We strive to consistently deliver great results to our clients in a very timely manner.

Our practice areas are led by highly experienced executive recruiters who take great care in fully understanding client requirements and candidate qualifications.

Practice Expertise:

– Accounting and Finance

– Consumer Package Goods (CPG)

– Engineering

– Human Resources (HR)

– Information Technology

– Operations

– Sales and Marketing

– Supply Chain

Founded on long-standing relationships and hundreds of successful placements throughout the Twin Cities business community, SkyWater Search Partners is a proven resource for clients and candidates looking to quickly and confidently explore their “short list” of best choices. Count on us to find the best people – and the best fit.

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