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Guthrie Oklahoma | Reports to: Purchasing Manager

The purchasing manager manages the purchasing of purchases for our managers.

Company Overview

At the heart of Autoquip’s success is our dedicated team of engineers, sales, purchasing, quality assurance and manufacturing experts. Many have careers with Autoquip that have span decades. Autoquip is known for taking care of its employees and we strongly believe in fostering close relationships with an open-door policy and building a culture of trust and respect. Autoquip is a progressive, friendly, family-style, mid-size lift equipment manufacturing company – located in Guthrie, Oklahoma – just 30 minutes north of downtown Oklahoma City. To best serve our employees, we offer competitive wages and health benefits, paid holidays and vacation time, life insurance, sick pay, on-going training programs, and a plan for retirement. We are invested in our employees and want them to have long-term careers with Autoquip. If you are looking for long-term employment with a company that is growing, stable and highly respected in the material handling industry, we want to hear from you. Autoquip is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer.

Business Contributions

Responsible for all procurement activities to support manufacturing schedules, coordination of diverse technical commodities while optimizing the highest quality sources at the best procurement prices.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop, grow, and maintain qualified supplier base for assigned commodities in such a manner that will strengthen the company’s supply chain.
  • Place purchase orders to meet production schedules while maintaining good supplier relationships, evaluating usage, reorder point, and requirements.
  • High interaction with all manufacturing disciplines driving the best technical results.
  • Attain a level of product/commodity knowledge and awareness of supplier operations as they pertain to the company.
  • Strong procurement analytics and problem solving skills to develop our purchasing position, reduce supplier risk, and make fiscally responsible decisions.
  • Control the cost of purchased materials to the customer order, budget, and generate cost reduction action plans.
  • Excel in all aspects of the buying assignment (continuous improvement) with the ability to be hands on.
  • Professionally resolve problems (both internal and external) in a fair and ethical manner.

Education, Knowledge & Experience

3-5 years of purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment and/or a business management degree.

Skills & Abilities

  • High level of analytical skills
  • Vendor management
  • Able to understand mechanical drawings
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes
  • ERP/MPS/MRP/INV management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
  • Competitive nature
  • Organization skills
  • Interpersonal abilities
  • Multi-Task
  • Conflict resolution
  • Self-confidence
  • Sense of urgency
  • Good Communicator
  • Dedicated work ethic
  • Team oriented
  • Problem solver
  • Detail oriented
  • Work well with others

About Autoquip

At the heart of Autoquip’s success is our dedicated team of engineers, sales, purchasing, quality assurance and manufacturing experts. Many have careers with Autoquip that span decades. Autoquip is known for taking care of its employees and we strongly believe in fostering close relationships with an open-door policy and building a culture of trust and respect.

Autoquip is a progressive and friendly, family oriented, mid-size lift equipment manufacturing company located in Guthrie, Oklahoma– just 30 minutes north of downtown Oklahoma City. To best serve our employees, We offer competitive wages and health benefits, paid holidays and vacation time, life insurance, sick pay, on-going training programs, and a plan for retirement.

We are invested in our employees and want them to have long-term careers with Autoquip. If you are looking for long-term employment with a company that is growing, stable and highly respected in the material handling industry, we want to hear from You! Autoquip is a Drug Free and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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It is the policy of Autoquip, to afford Equal Employment Opportunities regardless of race, religion, color, national origin or sex. Further, all applicable laws relating to age, marital status, and disability discrimination will be strictly adhered to.

This policy of Equal Employment applies to all aspects of the employment relationship.