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Purchasing Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512241-752698
    • Job Location: Livermore, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 11, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: February 16, 2021
    • SAP Category: Experienced Professionals
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Job Description:


  • Develops and maintains relationship with suppliers, vendors and contractors located in the West Coast U.S. and Mexico; Asia-Pacific
  • Manages purchasing activities to maintain integrity of the process and minimize total costs
  • Create savings when possible
  • Evaluates purchasing requirements, market conditions and price trends
  • Responsible for attending and following up on Internal / External Audits.
  • Supports the development of new business, product redesign, cost-estimates; Production scale-up
  • Coordinate annual price negotiations with providers
  • Review specifications in purchase requisitions / shopping baskets to ensure that purchasing process covers all requirements.
  • Advise internal clients when quotation requests arrive, to connect them to the best possible supplier.
  • Coordinate annual plan of recurring purchases to guarantee supply.
  • Audit entries to ensure materials are properly made and on time, in order to detect possible errors derived from incorrect merchandise entries.
  • Process urgent payments or urgent special conditions, when required


Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical-Engineering/Controls a plus

  • Technical background, possibly in industrial automation

  • Knowledge about suppliers‘ operations and vendors

  • 5-7 years in Purchasing area
  • 2-3 years in technical purchases (desirable)
  • Conducts business in English and Spanish

Festo Corporation is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, and those laws, directives, and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies. For your reference: EEO is the Law Poster