Purchasing Supervisor
West Bend, WI 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description

The Purchasing Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of purchasing professionals to develop and maintain a supplier base that supports company objectives regarding quality, cost and production requirements for materials, equipment, and supplies.


  • Manages purchasing team
  • Plans and organizes activities related to the procurement function.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices in company ERP system
  • Manages and coordinates response to price increases from suppliers
  • Develops instructions regarding purchasing systems, procedures, and workflows to balance workload amongst team.
  • Manage and update ERP purchasing parameters
  • Individually, and through team members, coordinates all activities related to procurement from intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Lead supplier change project teams to insure smooth transitions
  • Shares information and status with other departments regarding material availability.
  • Assesses vendor capabilities and evaluates/improves vendor performance
  • Tracks market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, shares insights with colleagues, initiates discussions with next level leadership when conditions require; recommends non-standard purchases when changes in price or unusual activity is recognized.
  • Negotiates or supervises the negotiation of complex requests for equipment, supplies, and services from suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Coach, train, interview, select team members.
  • Review invoices for accuracy and resolve discrepancies.
  • Resolve disposition of rejected or non-conforming material.
  • Expedites purchased materials as needed.
  • Manages purchases to support inventory plans
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Comprehensive health benefits package (medical, dental, vision, etc) for positions of 30 hours or more per week
  • Health Savings Account with annual employer contribution
  • Company provided Life Insurance, Accidental Death and Dismemberment, and Short-Term Disability
  • Voluntary Life Insurance, Spousal Life, Child Life, Critical Illness, Accident, and Long-Term Disability
  • 401(k) with matching contribution that is fully vested from day 1
  • Generous amount of PTO, plus 14 paid Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement and scholarship opportunity

Education: Associate degree in relevant area of study beneficial.

Experience and/or Training: 5 years of work experience in a related role.

Certificates: APICS or similar beneficial.

Technology/Equipment: Relevant experience using ERP systems for essential duties and responsibilities.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Associate Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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