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Manager Purchasing

Date: Oct 13, 2021

Location: Wauwatosa, WI, US, 53222

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Approves, manages and evaluates day-to-day procurement function of 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%


Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee

Job Segment: Supply Chain Manager, Supply, Buyer, Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations