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BPD - Purchasing ManagerShift TypeFirst Shift in Riverside, MO at Bunzl Distribution

Date Posted: 4/15/2018

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Job Description

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Your career path has many avenues available for you to succeed. Are you looking to advance at a rate that matches your ambition and skill set? At Bunzl, we understand and want to invest in you. With our multi-career options, you’ll not only be able to find the adventure you are looking for today, but can be confident that new opportunities will be there for advancement in your future. 
At Bunzl, we know that our employees are our number one asset. We seek to recruit and retain the right people who are passionate about our business and we provide opportunities for our employees so that they may progress within our company based on their talents, experiences, and their aptitude.    
  • Maintain current customer and vendor relationships 
  • Utilize materials management best practices to ensure stocking levels
  • Follow up to internal customer requests with a sense of urgency
  • Control the number of inventory turns to meet budget guidelines
  • Control the 120 Day inventory to meet budget guideliens
  • Maintain preferred vendor emphasis
  • Maintain leadership, training and development of purchasing department efforts, including the management of purchasing agents
  • Negotiate vendor pricing/terms/promotions-programs
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal staff (Sales, Customer Service, Warehouse, Accounting) to maximize customer satisfaction
  • Maintain price changes in the AS400 system

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma is required.  Bachelor's degree preferred 
  • CPM/CPSM preferred
  • 5+ years experience in purchasing or relevant business experience is required; preferably in a distribution environment
  • Minimum of 5 year previous supervisory experience
  • Must possess executive level communication skills with proficient PC skills to include Microsoft Office
  • Must possess strong planning, organizational and time management skills, as well as strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Must be able to multi-task with the ability to change direction quickly and often
  • Must possess excellent negotiating skills
  • AS400 experience is highly preferred
So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.
Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion.  Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 4,800 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.
Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.
Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.  
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  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)