Purchasing Manager

Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States


Purchasing Manager


Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in purchasing and distributing raw materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies in organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Prepares instructions regarding purchasing systems and procedures.

Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.

Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability.

Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.

Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, studies work flow, and sequence of operations.

Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.

The responsibilities of a purchasing agent are also included.


Directly supervises employees in the purchasing department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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