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Senior Purchasing Manager

Company: Affinity Executive Search
Location: Oak Lawn
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Purchasing Manager

  • Founded in 1956, this historic food manufacturer has a reliable brand that is not only well known in the Chicago area but across the global.
  • They have expanded from a family owned company to large Fortune-500 organization that offers growth potential, stability and an organization that cares for its employees
  • This is a key role for the organization and is open due to a retirement. This person will be responsible for purchasing, sourcing and managing all raw ingredients and commodities


    • Develop and manage strategic sourcing strategy and procurement activities, including optimal pricing and supplier negotiations across product categories
    • Manage, direct and supervise five direct reports for the Commodity Purchasing Department.
    • Provide leadership that promotes positive and effective interdepartmental interactions.
    • Procure, source and manage $100 MM worth of ingredients and raw materials used for all operations in North America
    • Interface and partner with Executives on key company initiatives and strategic objectives.
    • Establish and maintain strategic business relationships with senior executives at key supplier and distributor business partners.
    • Ensure that department priorities and resources are effectively managed and deployed to meet deadlines and commitments to other stakeholders.


      • BS/BA from an accredited 4-year university required; prefer a Master's/MBA and or CPM/CPIM certification i
      • Prior experience working in high level purchasing situations and coordinating the delivery of supplies is necessary
      • 8+ years of purchasing knowledge of raw ingredients / commodities and materials in the food manufacturing Industry.
      • Able to track/analyze markets and hedge commodities experience required; specifically, with sugar, oils, spices, corn, wheat and other ingredients used in food manufacturing
      • Purchasing leadership with the ability to hire, train, discipline and coach employees properly
      • Versed in using various ERP systems and MS office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Word)
      • Packaging procurement/sourcing experience specifically with films, trays, flexible packaging or corrugated is a plus

Keywords: Affinity Executive Search, Oak Lawn , Senior Purchasing Manager, Executive , Oak Lawn, Illinois

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