Purchasing Manager

Vacancy number • PR-232477

Purchasing Manager

  • Ohio
  • Closes 6 June
  • 40 hours
  • Academic Bachelor

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About this job

  • Branch: Mining
  • Area of Expertise: Cost Control & Procurement
  • Location: Ohio

What is required?

  • hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Thursday, 6 June 2024


Brunel is currently searching for a Purchasing Manager for direct hire with a global automotive supplier located just South of Cleveland, Ohio.

About this role

In this role you will be responsible to lead a team of seven; Project Buyers, Operations Buyers, Junior Buyers, and an assistant. If you're a hands-on leader who loves to grow a junior team to a higher level, this is a perfect position for you. This role will be client facing and we are looking for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit who wears their cost savings hat daily.

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Manage annual cost reductions through supplier negotiation and resourcing

  • Develop and implement a global and local purchasing strategy in correspondence with your worldwide colleagues

  • Select and develop the supply base, including new supplier selection and supplier reduction

  • Manage vendor relationships and assist in building sustainable partnerships

  • Negotiate, report, and renew supplier contracts (support from Managing Director and corporate)

  • Coordinate and follow up the raw material agreements with the supply base

  • Look for and create opportunities in the sourcing market

  • Keep competitive advantages by continuously exploring and bench marking new processes, technologies, and business model

  • Lead or support cross departmental projects

  • Responsible for target setting both from a technical and commercial point of view

  • Implement and maintain 5S



  • Bachelor's degree, Masters preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in purchasing, project buyer experience

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in a leadership/mentoring role. Looking for strong people manager/trainer able to grow team's skills.

  • Must have experience in the automotive supplier industry and understand the fast paced environment

  • Knowledge of quality standards (ISO 9001, T16949, ISO 14001

  • Strong analytical and organization skills with advanced skills in MS Office

  • Fluent in English with excellent communication skills to be client facing

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer without sponsorship now or in the future

  • Must be willing to work a hybrid schedule of 3 days in office, 2 days remote. Full-time in office to train.

  • Potential for short business trips a couple times a year


Positions offers salary between $110-$135K, plus annual bonus, and car allowance. Full medical, dental, vision, 401K match and more. Opportunities for advancement and growth within.

About Brunel

Our client is tier automotive supplier.

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Do you have questions?

If you have questions or would like to discuss the details of this role, please contact Cindy King quoting publication number: PR-232477

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