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Manager Purchasing

Date: Mar 11, 2019

Location: Holdrege, NE, US, 68949

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

The Purchasing Manager is in charge of supply chain for the Allmand facility.  He or she will not only manage a team of buyers, but will have responsibility of approving, managing and evaluating day-to-day procurement function for the facility.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Manages internal and external customer/supplier relationships
  2. Measures the performance of the supply base and ensures reporting processes are in place
  3. Develops strategically integrated sourcing strategies
  4. Leverages total cost reductions and quality improvement recommendations
  5. Evaluates new material, supply and service developments
  6. Reviews and interprets supplier contracts
  7. Oversees the approval and control of the purchasing function of the facility
  8. Monitors and ensures quality resolution mechanisms are in place and working
  9. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring,   coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Comprehensive understanding of integrated supply chain management including principles, methods and practices related to procurement and/or purchasing
  • Well-developed organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups of people
  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment and make critical decisions
  • Ability to lead diverse teams through complex projects
  • Thorough understanding of how to select and build appropriate supply strategies based on operational needs
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Business or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum of seven years of experience in supply chain or related field in a continuous process, high volume manufacturing environment
  • Previous management experience

Physical & Environmental Requirements

Domestic and/or international travel as required up to 10%

Allmand™, a subsidiary of Briggs & Stratton Corporation, is a manufacturer of portable jobsite equipment focused on providing customers with safe, reliable, and high-quality products. Located in Holdrege, Nebraska, Allmand brings portable light towers, mobile industrial heaters, flashing arrow boards, portable light stands, portable air compressors and mobile generators for the global construction,mining, oil & gas, and rental markets. Briggs & Stratton Corporation, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents.

Briggs & Stratton Corporation is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Hastings
Nearest Secondary Market: Kearney

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