Purchasing Manager

Greenville, SC


About this vacancy

We have been engaged to search for a hands-on, ambitious and experienced Purchasing Manager to join our client’s team in Moore, S.C.

Job description

The ideal candidate has a strong background in Supply Chain, an inquisitive nature and strong negotiation skills. He/she will lead the Supply Chain department for the company in the United States, will report to the local COO and work closely with the Italian HQ.  This role is ideal for someone that is ready to take on a managerial role, enjoys challenges and is interested in new technologies.

 Major Responsibilities

  • Plan & manage the procurement of a large variety of complex materials and services to effectively support the product line strategy, growth, and on-going production requirements for the plant
  • Oversee the review and negotiation of purchase price, quality, availability, delivery, and other factors necessary to ensure the overall conformance of materials purchased to manufacturing specifications and overall company production objectives.
  • Lead procurement strategy for the company, build a solid team and works closely with the sourcing department.
  • Drive material & logistics cost out, ensuring robust pipeline development, negotiation, sourcing, and other tools, while driving consistent project execution to achieve profit plan savings & productivity objectives
  • Align Purchasing strategies to support the inbound & outbound logistics function to increase delivery service level, reduce freight damage, & reduce transit-time while lowering total logistics cost
  • Expand maturity & utilization of supplier inventory programs, including vendor managed inventory, consignment, supplier stocking, and Kanban.
  • Take plant leadership roles in key processes, including EHS assessments, Quality assessments, & ISO requirements.


Our client is an internationalcompany, based in Italy, and leader in the design and manufacture of self-adhesive materials. Present for 25 years in the United States, the company has recently built a new state-of-the-art plant in South Carolina, and has introduced an innovative and automated facility and is now at the forefront in the manufacturing of adhesive materials.

Candidate profile

  • Bachelor's degree and minimum 5 years of experience in supply chain management in the manufacturing industry (preferably paper, packaging, adhesives, chemical)
  • Ability to think strategically and see the big picture, while be very hands-on and adaptable. Able to work in a fast-paced, international environment.
  • Strong presentation, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Great negotiation skills and a go-getter attitude
  • CPIM Certification and/or MAPICS experience preferred.

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Ivana Lodovici

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