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Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Co., Inc. PURCHASING MANAGER in Port Orange, Florida

POSITION OBJECTIVES: Be an integral part of the Purchasing Department to which responsibilities include sourcing, price negotiations, purchasing, scheduling and delivery of all materials required to support all new production, service, operations, external customers and branch requirements in accordance with current TPM ISO standards.

  • Plan organize, control, manage and evaluate the work of the Purchasing division; establish operational plans and initiatives to meet department goals and objectives to achieve optimal efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Establish and administer purchasing standards and procedures that meet all applicable legal requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Maintain and strengthen ongoing relationships with existing suppliers including attending supplier meetings and negotiate pricing of new products to ensure that we maintain market competitiveness at all times.

  • Maximize sales and profitability of our business through the development and implementation of a strategic buying plan.

  • Identify new or improved product opportunities and source products accordingly.

  • Develop and maintain the best sources for the materials and services required.

  • Assist Sales and Engineering Department in securing quotations for materials required for customer quotations.

  • Inform other departments of all relevant information regarding changes in materials, major price movements, and delivery leads times.

  • Reviews and approves orders per up to assigned limit.

  • Reviews purchasing decisions, and vendor contracts.

  • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the procurement process.

  • Research, identify, interview, and negotiate with new and existing suppliers to obtain prices quality, delivery, payment terms and freight terms.

  • Know, understand, and abide by environmental policies pertaining to purchased products.

  • Maintain adequate vendor files with all necessary documentation required by Company policy and ISO standards.

  • Represents the Purchasing Department in supervisors meeting and other meetings as needed.

  • Responsible for completing credit applications and obtaining the necessary forms and ISO documentation to add new suppliers to our database.

  • Responsible for the company credit card purchases and the reconciling of the credit card statement for the accounting department.

  • Purchase those items requiring detailed communication between our supplier, Engineering, and the Sales department.

  • Handle all issues concerned with return of rejected, overstocked, and obsolete materials for all products.

  • Maintain your portion of the parts and price files in the TPM database as assigned by the Materials Manager.

  • Interviews and makes hiring recommendations for new employees within the purchasing department.

  • Performs employee evaluations on Purchasing Agents I, II and III and completes administrative paperwork on each employee.

  • Resolve all A/P discrepancies between invoices, purchase orders, and freight issues.

  • Interface with all departments and branches. Take a proactive approach to ensure that all parts are ordered correctly and delivered on time.

  • Perform vendor visits, on site audits, and vendor evaluations.

  • As the business climate changes, responsible for proposing increases and decreases in safety stock levels, as well as identifying discrepancies in pricing.

  • Requires the ability to work with harmonized tariff codes and countries of origin in order to accurately populate the purchasing module of the TPM database.

  • Advanced understanding of MRP programs.

  • Responsible for producing reports pertaining to purchasing activities.


  • Analytical skills: Need to work with multiple vendors through evaluating price, quality, and on-time delivery for the good of the company.

  • Negotiating skills: Work with suppliers to create the best deals.

  • Decision making skills: Need to use the information gathered by yourself and the Purchasing Agents to make decisions on behalf of the company

  • Strong leadership skills.

  • Responsible for professional levels of quality and quantity of work.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word and Excel.

  • Navision experience preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university preferred. Equivalent purchasing experience may be substituted for degree requirement

  • Three-five years purchasing management experience, preferably in the manufacturing field, with emphasis on purchasing fabrications, raw materials, and machined products.

  • Some formal training in Procurement

  • Experience in Internet purchasing preferred.

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