Lifestyle Design Purchasing Manager

Summary: Manages and coordinates all aspects of the procurement of materials and/or services with a focus on US market.
He/she oversees activities and operations of the purchasing department and staff directly supervising 2 employees.

Main activities:
  • Develops and manages all aspects of the procurement of materials and/or supplies.
  • Leads strategically critical projects that bring exceptional value to the company through total cost reduction, key supplier relationships, commodity focus, supplier consolidation, cost/benefit financial analysis, and supplier quality management.
  • Ensures compliance with government and appropriate corporate policies and procedures for purchasing/subcontract activities.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures to assure departmental effectiveness and compliance.
  • Prepares required reports; provides detailed analysis of purchased goods.
  • Monitors inventory position against sales forecast and customer orders to maintain acceptable safety stock levels.
  • Maintains great relations with vendors to maintain congruency in sales and pricing changes
  • Analyzes market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
  • Maintains vendor evaluation program and reports on on-time delivery, quality, and responsiveness.
  • Develops, implements, and monitors department budget; manages expenses within approved budget constraints.
  • Identifies, documents, and implements opportunities for continuous improvement.
  • Assigns duties and monitors quality of work; assures staff conforms to organizational policies and procedures and government regulations.
  • Provides day-to-day guidance and oversight of subordinates; actively works to promote and recognize performance.
  • Controls purchasing department budgets.
  • Develops and implements purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.
  • Resolves vendor or contractor grievances.
  • Performs other duties that may be assigned.

Education and experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent
  • 6-8 years related experience with high-end design companies
  • Fluency in english
  • Ability to interpret and negotiate contracts
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supervising and motivating subordinates
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Meda (MB) or Tolentino (MC)

Funzioni aziendali
IT - Italy/Macerata; IT - Italy/Monza Brianza