Manager Purchasing - Sheffield Metals

Job Locations US-OH-Sheffield Village
Job ID
Supply Chain
Regular Full-Time


Responsible for vendor negotiations for the purchase of materials, supplies, equipment and services used by our numerous Sheffield Metals company locations.  This role will collaborate with leaders of various functions in the organization and with Mazzella Companies’ Corporate Purchasing/Supply Chain to develop and implement purchasing programs for all business units.


  1. Developing, leading and executing domestic and international procurement strategies
  2. Negotiates with vendors for products and services at the best possible price and service guarantee (including rebates, volume purchases, special program purchases, special terms, etc.)
  3. Establishes ‘best practice’ purchasing policies, procedures, processes and supplier measurement criteria in conjunction with Corporate Purchasing; ensures compliance through Managers of Business Locations / Branches
  4. Develops new supply sources where vendors are inadequate and researches new vendor/product opportunities in conjunction with Executive Management, Sales and Marketing management
  5. Creates, analyzes, negotiates and executes corporate bids for services and products
  6. Negotiates blanket purchase orders, when appropriate, and monitors cost during the time period
  7. Coordinates and leads meetings with key purchasing and material scheduling personnel
  8. Works with General Managers, sales and business unit/branch personnel as a resource when source of supply is needed or delivery from vendor affects our performance to customers
  9. Creates, analyzes, reports and improves corporate metrics against corporate goals for performance through business units/branches
  10. Acts as a resource for inventory control and logistics management for business units/branches
  11. Negotiates and tracks our commitments from vendors (including rebate programs with year-end goals based on year-to-date purchases) to assure that we stay on track throughout the year; prepares information and communicates monthly to Corporate Purchasing and the Leadership Team
  12. Attends trade shows as necessary to find new products, sources and enhance vendor relationships
  13. Attends vendor events to build and strengthen relationships
  14. Complies with safety and corporate guidelines on business ethics
  15. Performs other associated duties as directed or required




Undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university with a focus in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related discipline; in the absence of a degree, directly related job experience serving in an industrial procurement role, where a number of years and proven knowledge may offset the degree requirement


Experience & Skills

  • Lifelong learner, humble, hungry, and smart
  • Minimum of 10 years industrial and/or distributor purchasing experience required, steel procurement experience/background specifically required; relevant direct steel mill purchasing background ideal
  • Demonstrated ability to work in conjunction with Sales & Marketing to secure/maximize market growth opportunities
  • Ability to manage, develop and lead others, specifically in the materials group
  • Proven success/strong track record in sourcing and vendor performance management
  • Ability to manage claims and conduct weekly meetings to drive compliance
  • Ability to track and report key functional metrics to reduce costs/expenses and improve operational efficiencies
  • Experience conducting negotiation strategies and closing business deals with optimal payment/freight terms
  • Ability to forecast pricing and research global market trends to help leverage buyer-vendor relationships
  • Ability to gather and analyze data to make sound purchasing decisions
  • Proven experience in domestic and global logistics desired
  • Strong negotiations skills and experience
  • Previous inventory management a plus
  • Excellent analytical, math and spreadsheet skills and overall PC literacy (Microsoft Office) are required
  • Experience working with and recommending enhanced analysis in multiple ERP systems
  • Analytical skills - must be able to synthesize marketing and pricing information to draw insights and actionable recommendations (e.g. structure the problem, collect data, identify issues and present results); should have strong quantitative skills with a portion of his or her background in financial or economic analysis
  • Must possess successful experience in leading cross functional teams on projects
  • Must have advanced writing and communication skills, and be able to interact and persuade individuals at levels senior to him or her, as well as actively participate in meetings and group discussions with individuals from various functions of the organization (e.g. Sales, Finance, Marketing)
  • Must be detail oriented, self-motivated and disciplined with the ability to multi-task
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check, physical, drug screen and E-verify

EOE/Drug Free Workplace


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