Job ID:Job-3646
Job Title:Purchasing Manager
Primary Skills:Purchasing and Supply Chain Management

TTF is recruiting for a full-time Purchasing Manager for a client in Mesa, Arizona. The starting salary will depend on experience (DOE) and it includes an outstanding benefits package, which includes...medical, dental, vision, life insurance, company-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance, retirement plan with company match, vacation, PTO, paid holidays, bonus program, and more.

OBJECTIVES and SCOPE of position:

Will manage raw material commodity strategies and hold suppliers accountable for top performance in Chemicals, Packaging and MRO. This role is responsible for supply assurance and securing best overall value while continuing to ensure that purchased materials support quality, cost, delivery, and service levels. This position works closely with Finance, Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, R&D and Facilities, provides leadership in problem solving, price negotiations, cost containment strategies, and enhancing supplier relationships.


•  Owns procurement, supplier relationships, and supply assurance to keep the plant operating while managing day to day activities and resources for the AZ purchasing group
•  Prepares and leads price negotiations strategies /tactics; avoids and/or mitigates increases and monitors feedstocks, currency, volumes, and leverage points to proactively lower prices
•  Conducts RFP's, aligns national contracts with Shared Service and negotiates contracts, delivery, terms and conditions, and areas which provide strategic competitive advantages
•  Responsible to manage all strategic and tactical sourcing tasks, site purchasing operations, and supplier meetings for chemicals, packaging, filters, and MRO to drive roadmaps to improve quality and performance
•  Leads internal teams and supplier forums to drive supply chain cost improvements and cost roadmaps enabling Company to provide competitive and aligned product pricing roadmaps to its customers
•  Evaluates potential and existing suppliers based on the required performance specifications, quality and cost
•  Partners with Business Management, Supplier Quality, Planning, Operations, and our suppliers to improve quality, inventory management, and drive our suppliers' processes closer to world class performance levels
•  Leads BIDS, negotiations, and agreements on services, equipment, and expansions with Engineering
•  Proactively assesses the risk of supply interruption situations, plus puts in place remedial action and corrective measures
•  Manages emergency supply chain situations. Owns supplier problem solving, responsiveness, strategies to support production, and negotiates returns
•  Develops and maximizes automation tools to increase productivity and value add
•  Owns and maintains site purchasing policies, procedures, and changes to ensure accuracy
•  Participates in Supplier Quality Audits as needed to support Supplier Quality function
•  Maintain service contracts and service vendors, plus leads contract renewal process
•  Owns Supplier Ratings and meets with suppliers to design plans to achieve 100%
•  Leads early R&D involvement to design and target viable suppliers with desired scales, price curves, and capabilities
•  Presents procurement updates at Strategic Business Unit reviews (SBU) and systems/metrics at customer audits
•  Manage overall 3rd Party Toll relationships to ensure raw material supplier, product supply, increased process efficiencies and best practices
•  Leads supplier forecasting to drive production campaigns, on-hand inventory, safety stocks and consignment


•  Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Supply Chain Management, or related field. Master's degree preferred.
•  Progressive management experience (min 8 years) in a specialty chemical manufacturing industry or related industry
•  Sourcing experience with domestic and international vendor sourcing, vendor certification, and terms & contract negotiation/administration (5+ years)
•  Previous budget management experience (1-3 years)
•  Working knowledge of Purchasing Law, Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Roberson Patman is preferred
•  Strong negotiation abilities
•  Strong problem-solving skills
•  Demonstrated competence in SAP, software applications, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Lotus notes
•  Strong experience in developing purchasing procedures, approaches, price negotiations, and supplier relationships
•  Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills, plus independent ability to solve problems
•  Ability to manage multiple tasks, set deadlines, and work well with others required
•  Teamwork, integrity, and accuracy of work required
•  Ability to travel to suppliers and other FFEM sites

Please send your resume to Homer Lopez at for consideration.