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Purchasing Manager

Company: Knott's Berry Farm
Location: Buena Park
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

This position supervises and participates in the procurement of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products and services for the support of Knott's Berry Farm, Soak City, Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel, and support to all parks in the Cedar Fair organization. Responsible for ensuring a service-oriented department that contributes to the company's profitability through application of effective purchasing techniques and negotiations.

How You'll Make A Difference:

  • Manages the purchasing staff by utilizing all appropriate means including training, coaching, counseling, and discipline; conducts annual performance appraisals for subordinate employees; participates in the hiring, promotion, and termination decision process for staff; evaluates staff and initiates corrective action to resolve performance problems and employee conflicts.
  • Analyzes departmental operating budgets against current departmental performance, making adjustments as needed to achieve department goals; conducts departmental staff meetings to ensure information is communicated to staff as appropriate and discusses department issues, goals and status of open projects; communicates with staff regarding current workload and special projects on a daily basis
  • Establishes, maintains, and enforces policies and procedures that reflect current industry practices; follows market trends for raw materials and goods through publications and through suppliers; negotiate with manufactures and distributors for additional discounts and services; attend seminars and trade shows to keep product knowledge current; network with purchasing professionals to enhance knowledge and performance of duties
  • Resolves invoice/billing discrepancies with vendors and accounts payable; executes emergency purchases and requests to support facility and ride maintenance; compiles competitive bids for capital projects; negotiates and procures warehouse inventories and requisitioned products within a commodity area to achieve optimum cost savings, value, and delivery utilizing the established corporate bid policy.
  • Forecasts product inventories to ensure adequate stock levels to meet business needs within financial objectives; researches, analyzes specifications, and purchases products and services; resolves product damages and discrepancies with vendors.
  • Adheres to and enforces all Cedar Fair and specific Park policies and procedures, including safety, attendance and EEO policies, and demonstrates commitment to customer service in all aspects of employment.
  • Communicates with all internal divisions, corporate divisions/parks, and the vendor community regarding purchasing.
  • Participates in a variety of non-purchasing related activities in order to help ensure that projects remain on time and critical needs are being met.

    We're Looking For:
    Requirements: Indicate the minimum level generally necessary to effectively perform the key responsibilities of the job. Please check the required level and preferred level (if applicable).
    Education: (Equivalent work experience may be substituted for some of the above education.)
    Required: Bachelor's degree
    Field of study: Business
    Preferred: Bachelor's degree
    Field of study: Business
    License, Certification, or Other: Indicate any special licenses or certification requirements.
    License: Preferred
    Additional License: Indicate
    Certification: Preferred
    Certified Purchasing Manager Certificate
    Additional Certification: Indicate

    Other: Indicate

    Work Experience: Indicate the total work-related experience required.
    6-8 years
    Travel: Is travel required? Yes
    If yes, what percent? 5 - 10 %
    Supervisory/Leadership Experience: Indicate the minimum level of supervisory/leadership experience required to effectively perform the key responsibilities of the job. This number should be part of the total experience years, not in addition to them.
    1-3 years
    Number of direct reports: 3 plus
    Number of indirect reports: 3 Plus
    Additional Requirements: Indicate other required knowledge, skills, or abilities.

    Knowledge of JD Edwards, Food Trak, and Maintenance Connection software. Ability to work nights, weekends and holiday periods to meet business needs. Ability to pass random drug testing and background check.
    Preferred Requirements: Indicate other preferred knowledge, skills, or abilities.

    Excellent negotiation skills, good written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and experience withMicrosoft Office and purchasing related software experience.

Keywords: Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park , Purchasing Manager, Executive , Buena Park, California

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