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Purchasing Manager 

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Category Purchasing  

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for planning, directing and controlling purchasing activities: ensuring that job materials and supplies are procured in an efficient, economical and timely manner that meets the requirements of both internal and external clients. Development and implementation of purchasing policies. In addition, the Purchasing Manager oversees vendor programs and leads the strategy, direction and execution of purchasing initiatives in alignment with company objectives.

Purchasing Policies and Procedures (40%)

  • Develop and implement purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Issue and manage purchase orders for materials, supplies, equipment and services to ensure smooth operation of the company business.
  • Manage inventory guidelines to achieve company goals.
  • Reconcile monthly purchasing payment account statements.
  • Recommend and coordinate system forecasting/replenishment enhancements for efficiencies.
  • Develop and implement procedures to increase productivity and improve profitability.
  • Develop an RES Purchasing resource guide.

Vendor and Supplier Management (25%)

  • Negotiate price, terms, conditions and contracts with vendors.
  • Source new and existing products.
  • Recommend price points, product comparisons, availability and price.
  • Develop and implement vendor qualification guidelines and monitor vendor performance.
  • Monitor supplier cost/quality and delivery performance and drive actions for improvement where necessary.
  • Act as liaison between suppliers and internal departments.
  • Maintain knowledge of market conditions and material pricing trends that affect company products.
  • Ensure quality, reliability, cost effectiveness, continuity and delivery are maintained for new materials, suppliers and processes are achieved.

Motivated, Effective & Productive Team/Department (15%)

  • Plans, schedules and directly supervises the work of employees.
  • Monitors attendance. Reviews and approves PTO requests. Verifies and posts time daily in Syteline.
  • Manages employee performance by clearly defining job responsibilities and standards of performance; providing clear, thorough, timely feedback; and addressing performance problems and issues promptly. Thoroughly and sensitively provides constructive criticism.
  • Evaluates and appraises employee's performance and follows-up with proper documentation.
  • Ensures an effective learning environment by coaching employees, orchestrating learning opportunities, and providing relevant, high-impact feedback.
  • Assists in interviewing and hiring of staff.
  • Investigates and addresses employee complaints and follows up with HR as required.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of training needs for employees.
  • Maintains budget requirements.
  • Communicates needs to Sr. Management on a proactive and timely basis.

Production (20%)

  • Communicate with project management and construction regarding receiving dates and shipment status.
  • Coordinate delivery timelines within production deadlines.
  • Provide regular status updates (daily/weekly) to management.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift -not applicable-  
Position Purchasing Manager  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Hiring Manager(s)  
Location Rochester, NY  
About the Organization Respect the past. Work hard to ensure a future.

Early Years
For 30 years Vince Leonardo managed the in-house tradeshow department at Rochester, New York-based, Bausch & Lomb, one of the world's largest suppliers of eye health products, including contact lenses, lens care products, medicines, and implants for eye diseases. When the company decided to out-source the department, Vince started RES (Rochester Exhibit Services) and his first major client was Bausch & Lomb. Vince also opened an event company, LT Rentals, to serve both consumer and trade event business.

Both businesses prospered and after 20 years, Vince turned the company reigns over to his son, James Leonardo, who has led the growth of RES, becoming one of the nation's top 50 tradeshow and event organizations - named by EVENT MARKETER magazine in their annual profile of top industry performers.

Given our heritage, RES has one foot in the corporate world and one foot in the service world. This combination provides the RES team with visibility into the needs, wants, and expectations of our corporate clientele AND insights into the services and resources needed to drive tradeshow and event program performance, today and tomorrow. The end-result: YOU COMMAND THE FLOOR in a hypercompetitive tradeshow filled with competing stimuli and the noise of business.  

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