Purchasing Manager

  • Job Tracking ID: 512679-599045
  • Job Location: Bluffton, IN
  • Job Level: Management
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: November 21, 2017
  • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

Bluffton Motor Works-WEG Group has a rich history in the design and manufacture of fractional horsepower electric motors. Bluffton Motor Works is part of WEG Electric USA, with corporate offices located in Duluth, Georgia.

Bluffton Motor Works-WEG Group has earned an industry leading reputation by solving the toughest motor application issues with premier quality products - delivered on time. Bluffton concentrates on customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations. Bluffton focuses on the design and development of custom-engineered, technically advanced motors - the very best application specific motors available in the industry today.

Bluffton Motor Works-WEG Group has an immediate career opportunity for a Purchasing Manager. The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for sourcing direct material, MRO items, equipment, and goods and services. The successful candidate will improve the total cost for the Commercial Motor division. The focus of this position will include cost reduction, expansion of the strategic supply base, and lead time reduction across all spend categories.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses, inventory and improve effectiveness
  • Direct activities of buyers to ensure materials and goods are delivered on time for production
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Forecast price and market trends for key commodities
  • Perform cost and demand analysis, and benchmarking
  • Develop, seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Assess, manage and mitigate risks

Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum 2 years of experience as purchasing manager, agent or officer
  • BS degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management in the mechanical/electrical industry
  • Strong MRP experience (JDEdwards, SAP desirable)
  • Negotiation and networking experience
  • Ability to gather and analyze data along with working with figures
  • Strong solid judgement and decision making skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities
  • Travel requirements up to 25%


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Salary will be based on experience and capabilities
  • Benefits Include:
    • Medical
    • Dental
    •  Vision
    •  Flex Spending
    •  Company paid life insurance
    •  Voluntary life insurance
    •  401(k) with company match
    •  Company paid short-term disability
    •  Company paid long-term disability
    •  Paid holidays
    •  Paid vacations
    •  On-site health clinic
    •  Tuition reimbursement
    •  Wellness services



Bluffton Motor Works-WEG Group is an equal opportunity employer

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