Purchasing Manager - Hybrid Remote
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Manager
Location 08048, Lumberton, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
Remote Hybrid in Lumberton, NJ
Summary: Reporting to the General Manager, the Purchasing Manager is responsible for all activities associated with the organizations procurement activities of saleable products and requisition supplies. Manage the team of buyers, establish and execute on quoting, purchasing and related inventory management to assure supply and meet customer needs. Serve as liaison between the Engineering, Sales, Warehouse, Suppliers and Quality teams to provide effective and timely resolution to issues that arise.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
· Manage 2-3 Buyers in support of all quoting, purchasing, and procurement activities for the business. This includes hiring, evaluation, development and training, to insure procurement, production, and quality activities are accomplished as required.
· Recommends and implements corporate procurement strategies, policies and metrics.
· Directs the planning, and procurement of materials, components, supplies, and equipment for assigned suppliers on behalf of Trek Connect.
· Coordinates planning, procurement and inventory plans with Engineering, Sales, and Supply Chain teams to support RFQ opportunities.
· Ensures all purchasing requirements are addressed in a timely and cost effective manner, meeting customer and quality management system requirements.
· Manage processes for contract review, quality clause flow-down, supplier evaluation/qualification, and risk analysis of suppliers in accordance with the Trek Connect Quality Management System.
· Critical Escalations serve as point person on conference calls with factory, sales and customers
· Develop relationships with assigned suppliers and ensure effective open communication.
· Establish a positive and professional level of support with all internal customers, divisions and suppliers to assure exceptional customer service.
· Provide support across all departments as required. Serve as a liaison between the Sales, Warehouse, Suppliers and Quality teams to provide effective and timely resolution to issues and need that arise.
· Complies with all Trek Connect Policies as defined in the Trek Connect Employee Handbook
· Complying with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS) as they pertain to suppliers to the federal government and its procurement network.
· Learn complex part numbers, identify possible sources, search for price and delivery information online as well as through Email and Supplier Online RFQ systems.
· Enter Requests for Quote in suppliers systems.
· Review and record vendor RFQ responses in or ERP system
· Organize and manage high volume of Email traffic, requests, and workflows
· Run various system reports and take appropriate action as trained.
· Enter and follow through on RMAs and Replacement POs to vendors for rejected parts.
· Collaborating closely with all members of the supply chain team

To perform the position, you must be US Citizen due to contractual requirements with the US Navy.

Bachelors Degree (B.S.) or equivalent relevant business experience.

Ability to learn & perform multiple tasks with excellent organization and prioritization, in a fast-paced team environment

3-5 years experience in a Purchasing Supervisory role in a high volume, operationally focused business

5+ years experience managing a purchasing or asset organization in a manufacturing environment.

Expert level in Excel.

Strong organizational and communication skills

Strict attention to detail

ERP system purchasing or order entry experience /proficiency

Strong communication and negotiation skills

MS Office competency, with strong proficiency in Excel.

Desired Skills:

Working knowledge of ISO 9001 Quality System (AS9100 preferred).

Demonstrated ability to multi-task in an organized manner working under deadline.

Strong Customer Service experience dealing with internal and external Customers to resolve critical issues, with a sense of urgency and professionalism. Must handle pressure with calm and thoughtful action.

Experience working with suppliers on resolution of issues, ability to clearly communicate, influence, and drive supplier responses on behalf of company and customers.

Experience communicating technical requirements and issues.

Experience maintaining reports and supplier performance metrics.

Ability to identify opportunities for material cost savings and lead-time improvements.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Normal office/workplace demands
Full time keyboard, mouse, and computer screen usage

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
We are an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that values the strength diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law, are strongly encouraged to apply. Interstate Connecting Components A Division of Heilind Mil-Aero, LLC takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. VEVRAA Federal Contractor
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) prohibits discrimination by employers, in compensation and employment opportunities, against qualified individuals with disabilities who, with our without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of a job. A function may be essential for any of several reasons, including: the job exists to perform that function, the employee holding the job was hired for his/her expertise in performing the function, or only a limited number of employees are available to perform that function.
As a Federal Contractor, we are required to participate in the E-Verify Program to confirm eligibility to work in the United States. For information regarding your legal rights and protections, please click on the following links:

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We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities.

If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please call: [Register to View] . We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $60,000.00 - $75,000.00 per year

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Professional development assistance
Referral program
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance


8 hour shift
Monday to Friday

Application Question(s):

Are you a US Citizen? Yes/No - Must be a US Citizen due to US Naval Contractual Agreements.
Hybrid remote requires you to commute to the office on a partial schedule, please confirm that you can commute to Lumberton NJ ? Yes/
What is your desired pay rate?

Work Location: In personHealth insurance