JOB FILLED - Purchasing Director

Job Description: 

New Generation Wellness, a leader in quality manufacturing of nutritional products for over 90 years, seeks to grow the talent of its Purchasing team with a Purchasing Director in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This position can also be filled to work remotely. We provide a work environment that is fast-paced and entrepreneurial where our human capital is valued as the number one asset. We create success through a goal-oriented and goal-achievement atmosphere, surrounded by a committed staff and management team.

Responsibilities & Duties: 
  • Conducts all negotiating and purchasing activities for all facilities, including approval of contractual agreements regarding pricing and quantities of raw materials with vendors.
  • Sources new raw and finished materials and support product development team.
  • Manages contract administration of external vendors for final product purchases to include:
  • Creates standards for products to meet our internal requirements.
  • Establishes testing and acceptance protocols upon receipt of products.
  • Confirms compliance with established regulatory guidelines to meet customer requirements.
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability and prepares market analysis reports.
  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Coordinate’s production planning/purchases.
  • Oversees electronic requisition process for order generation, signature approval and placement of raw materials.
  • Regularly analyzes supplier base to reduce costs, back-up source and improve efficiencies, including recommending and sourcing alternative suppliers that meet delivery requirements and quality standards.
  • Reviews industry trends for purchasing and supply chain regulations, particular to the Food and Drug administration.
  • Responsible for hiring, training, providing direction, conducting performance reviews, and performance managing direct reports.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related concentration.
  • 7+ years supply chain experience in a manufacturing operations environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years of prior management experience, including management of remote staff.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Able to plan, multi-task, manage time effectively and shift priorities to meet changing business demands.
  • Effective business partner and team player; able to build rapport at all levels inside and outside of the organization.
  • Membership in American Purchasing Society preferred.
  • Travel to other locations, tradeshows and vendor visits (up to 25%) required.
  • Able to partner with and positively influence employees and work cross-functionally w/ different departments.
  • Proficient in MS Suite of products.
Confidential Job: 
Last Resume Date: 
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 10:45am