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Purchasing Manager

At Gamber-Johnson, we recognize that you have an abundance of choices regarding who you work for, so let us tell you a little bit about why Gamber-Johnson is an independently certified Great Place to Work.

To start with, we recognize that our future success is 100 percent dependent upon our team members, and we set out each day to show how much we truly appreciate that! From FREE onsite healthcare to FREE Netflix or Hulu, Gamber-Johnson offers a genuinely unique compensation and benefits package designed to support our team members and their families in all facets of life!

Secondly, Gamber-Johnson believes in an all-hands-on-deck approach to business. At Gamber-Johnson, your title does not define you. All team members work together to achieve a common goal centered around mutual success. It is not uncommon to see the company President helping assemble a docking station or ship out a package. When one team is down, we all pitch in to help each other! Come work for us and be a part of a positive culture and a team that really cares.

Thirdly, our products make a difference! Our cause is supporting technology to help save the world. Our products help ensure police, fire, EMS, military, and many other critical groups have the technology and equipment they need to effectively and safely do their jobs.

Don’t just take our word for it! We encourage you to reach out to our team members and the communities in which we operate to learn more about Gamber-Johnson.

Please visit our website for a complete list of benefits, team member testimonials, and to learn more about why Gamber-Johnson is a destination employer!

Now that you know a little bit about what Gamber-Johnson has to offer, let’s talk about the great opportunity we have available!

Gamber-Johnson LLC, an award-winning industry leader in the manufacturing of mobile and proAV mounting solutions trusted to be “Rugged, Reliable, and Responsive” is looking for a strategic Purchasing Manager to join our growing team.

What You’ll Do:

As the Purchasing Manager, you will develop and lead a dynamic team of dedicated buyers who under your direction will develop, execute, and oversee all purchasing operations. The position is responsible for leading the development and implementation of strategic sourcing, inventory management, and vendor management.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, lead, and execute purchasing strategies
  • Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve the effectiveness
  • Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms
  • Assess, manage, and mitigate risks
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand
  • Monitor inventory levels
  • Procurement and performance analyses (on-time vendor analysis/report card, price variance analysis, metrics reports)
  • Cost and process optimization assessment
  • Identifying actionable insights from the spend analysis
  • Collect and analyze internal data such as spending and customer requirements, analyzing historic spending data, and identify trends and patterns
  • Support strategy and procurement optimization processes by providing data insights measuring procurement and supplier performance and providing recommendations for actions
  • Perform procurement analytics to deliver actionable insights to larger procurement team to enable significant business impact
  • Build strong relationships with business stakeholders and cross-functional partners
  • Communicate quality requirements to new and existing suppliers
  • Manage supplier relationships

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements of the performance of this job. It is NOT to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements.

What it Takes and the Work Environment:

The ideal candidate should be a driven, dynamic, and highly analytical leader looking to work for a high-performing company that practices quick response manufacturing (QRM). Candidates should thrive in a team-orientated environment where their thoughts, ideas, and work have a direct impact on the overall success of the company.

Work Environment:

Work will be performed in a safe, clean, and state-of-the-art open office space.

Desired Character Traits:

  • Servant Leader – You seek to move beyond the transactional aspects of management, and instead actively seek to develop and align an employee's sense of purpose with the company mission by taking a service-first approach to leadership
  • Data-driven – You can organize, explore, and synthesize unstructured data into actionable insights to better inform operational decision making
  • Intellectually Curious – You have an insatiable desire to understand how things work, why they work the way they do, identify data-driven insights, and consistently challenge the status quo
  • Detail-oriented – You possess strong organizational skills and consistently demonstrate a methodical approach to your work
  • Self-starter – You are highly motivated and passionate. You’re eager to take on new projects without knowing exactly what you will uncover
  • Agile – You thrive in fast-paced and dynamic environments and are comfortable working autonomously
  • Critical-thinker – You use logic to identify opportunities, evaluate alternatives, and synthesize and present critical information to solve complex problems
  • Excellent communicator – You can explain complex information to a variety of audiences
  • Fun-loving – Work should be enjoyable we want candidates who love to have fun! We set out to make sure you enjoy coming to work each day.
  • Forward-thinker – Your title and position does not define you in Gamber-Johnson. If you have an idea to help the business we want to hear it!

Equal Employment Opportunity:

It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Team member assistance program
  • Team member discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8-hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

  • Bonus Pay

Work Location:

  • One location

 

 
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