Job Title:  Purchasing Manager

Required Industry Experience:   5+ years distribution

Compensation Package:  DOQ

Area:  St. Paul

Status:  Direct Hire

Job #:  1343

Job Summary: Electronics distribution company is searching for an experienced leader to manage a small team of buyers. This position calls for a person with purchasing and supervisory experience. You will create new and effective policies and procedures to allow your team to keep appropriate inventory levels at all times. Analyze and understand data using the information to make decisions. Some negotiation but most of the vendors are established.


  • Supervise a purchasing team of 4
  • Create and improve purchasing processes and procedures to positively impact change to improve costs
  • Maintain optimum inventory levels while reducing obsolete inventory
  • Analyze data and create reports
  • Some volume pricing negotiation


  • 5+ years purchasing experience in a distribution environment
  • 3+ years purchasing supervisory experience
  • Strong MS Office and experience with MRP/ERP systems
  • Ability to understand analytics and quickly make decisions
  • Exceptional communication, management and leadership skills
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Associate’s degree required – Bachelor’s degree preferred