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Hunter Defense Technologies Inc. Purchasing Manager in Florence, Kentucky

DescriptionJoin the team that is a leader in engineering, designing and manufacturing of leading-edge military expeditionary products and rugged industrial/commercial products since 1937.*What We Offer:- Health benefits, including telehealth medical services, Dental & Vision- Life, AD&D & Disability (paid for by the company)- 401K with a company match- Safe & clean work environmentThis position is responsible to develop and lead a best-in-class Supply Chain management team that ensure the supply of high quality and on time components, processes and services at a competitive price for operations. This role is a critical link between daily operations and the commodity management team.Essential Duties:- Provides strategic direction to the Supply Chain Management (SCM) buyer team- Leads and casts vision for the SCM department through use of Annual Department Plan (PDPR)- Trains and supports career objectives of your team- Sets department and team member goals and objectives - tracks driver and results metrics for each buyer: Price, on-time-delivery OTD, quality and inventory- Drives continuous improvements through the use of lean tools, SAP tools and standard excel efficiency worksheets- Holds team accountable and achieves expected results- Coordinates a daily SCM standup with the team to provide feedback, direction and support- Assists in the selection, training and development of assigned team members; contributes to performance evaluations and development plans- Ensures the use of SAP and message maintenance by each buyer/planner- Ensures buyer are expediting and adjusting the schedule in SAP on a daily basis so OTD metrics are readily available and accurate- Ensures timely return and replenishment of nonconforming components- Inventory Management and Tracking of Plant Level- Ensures that buyer/planners are escalating issues to the appropriate levels: minor issues-handle, then Commodity Manager CM's then VP Supply Chain- Ensures achievement of the overall SCM department's driver and results metrics, determines trends and recommends projects to drive improvements- Will serve as primary point of contact for supply issues-must be able to deliver a clear and concise 4P to explain issues and gain resources to address- Provides site specific leadership, prioritization and resource allocation to SCM team members on site- Serves as a key member of SCM leadership team and a primary point of contact for Operations team membersEducation/Experience/Other Skills & Abilities:- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.- Minimum of 5 - 7 years of experience in manufacturing processes preferred- Ability to multi-task, handling quick turnaround- Ability to identify problem issues and escalate and/or execute acceptable solutions- Excellent organizational skills- Ability to maintain safe work environment- Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with customers, vendors, employees and managers at all levels within the company- Possesses strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in standard business software packages (e.g., Microsoft Office)- Experience in ERP systems, SAP desired Disclaimer: This job description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required for this role. *Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 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)Equal Opportunity Employer of protected Veterans, disabled individuals or other individuals regardless of r ace, color, r eligion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age or s exual orientation.