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Purchasing Manager

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Date: Jul 3, 2019

Location: Columbus, OH, US, 43085

Company: Worthington Industries, Inc


As a Purchasing Manager supporting our Engineered Cabs business, you will be responsible for management of the Purchasing team, developing the purchasing plan, policies and procedures for the purchasing area, overseeing the activities of the purchasing department in procuring materials, equipment, and services, reviewing and approving large purchases over buyers' limits and managing Purchasing department staff at multiple plants.

Additional responsibilities include interact with Purchasing Management, and/or Plant Operations.  Administer the overall purchasing process, using "Best Practices" relating to market trends, benchmarking, supplier development, price controls, cost reductions and cost avoidance, in accordance with our overall strategic purchasing strategy.

  • Manages and coordinates activities related to the buying process, driving a high-performance culture.
  • Timely quote turnaround to Sales
  • Effective communication of buying needs and execution within lead times
  • Support and enable supply chain initiatives that improve both local P/L and corporate or BU wide financials.
  • Develop and implement procedures, metrics and KPIs regarding the purchasing systems & responsibility for performance related to those areas.
  • Manage purchasing staff and /or commodity/sourcing initiatives
  • Negotiate Contract pricing & Manage RFQ (Request for Quote) process supporting the Sales group and Purchasing Contract Quoting Team
  • Participate in the overall Purchasing strategy development and manage, maintain and improve procedures and Purchasing strategy
  • Ensure total cost is being managed within the buying execution and work with Team on identifying and driving cost reduction opportunities
  • Effectively communicate plant level or BU issues to appropriate functional areas (Operations, Engineering, Maintenance, Finance, etc.)
  • Develop, maintain and report applicable management metrics include: monthly savings, on time delivery, late items, match/hold, uninvoiced receipts, and etc.
  • Actively evaluate sourcing mix and optimal sourcing alternatives and resolve issues relates to price, delivery, quality etc.
  • Manage contract process in conjunction with purchasing and legal
Desired Experience
  • Bachelors Degree Preferred
  • C.P.M/CPIM (Certified Purchasing Manager/Certified Production Inventory Manager) is a plus!
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement.
  • Strong leadership skills.
Bachelors or equivalent


Company Information

Worthington Industries operates under a long-standing corporate philosophy rooted in the Golden Rule, with earning money for its shareholders as the first corporate goal. As a market leader in metals manufacturing for nearly 60 years, we put people first, whether they’re our employees, shareholders, customers or suppliers. We’re looking for individuals who share our people-first philosophy and can help us continually innovate and grow through their insights, leadership and unique talents.

Worthington Industries (NYSE: WOR) is a global metals manufacturer serving growing end markets including automotive, construction, energy, agriculture, alternative fuel and many other markets. Our family of 10,000 employees in over 80 facilities throughout 10 countries has helped us earn the respect of our customers, our communities and our industry. With sales of approximately $ 3 billion annually, our company has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as a “Most Admired Company” and four times as a “100 Best Companies to Work For.”

Worthington Industries Inc., and its subsidiaries, is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability or veteran’s status.


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Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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