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Procurement Director


We are looking for someone to be a member of the Leadership team for a growing distribution company.  In this kind of business, procurement is a  key role.  If you enjoy process improvement, streamlining and leading change - this could be a match for you!

Cultural fit is key because it is a cohesive team environment.

This position reports directly to the General Manager.


  • Source products in appropriate locations direct with manufacturer to improve efficiencies and cost structure within the supply chain
  • Evaluate and report changes in market conditions including transportation, pricing, geopolitical dynamics and any vendor changes and adjust as needed - Communicate properly any changes in product, transportation, commodity environment proactively to the Stake Holders
  • Anticipate and have redundancy plans in case of natural disasters or other external factors
  • Work with the Marketing and Sales Department to develop programs to procure and market inventory
  • Develop rapport with vendors and understand the lines, products, and programs and be able to recommend whether a program is beneficial to sales through market research with industry contacts, sales, and customers as needed
  • Research market pricing and programs
  • Train purchasing department of market pricing and programs
  • Negotiate better terms as seen in the market with existing vendors or new vendors as needed
  • Recommend change in course on current vendors based on volatility of the market, trade policy, or other regulations
  • Improve turns on current inventory by creating processes through analytics and better manage just in time inventory through analysis
  • Determine whether an item has comparable for change of inventory, for example; understand strength, thickness, quality of products and understand tools required to measure those standards



  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Supply Chain.
  • Demonstrated leadership to guide, motivate and direct team members
  • Broad experience executing contracts and managing suppliers
  • Superb communication and negotiation skills


$100,000 - $120000

If this position is not the right fit for you, but better for someone you know please feel free to forward the information. We compensate up to $500 for referrals that are placed with our clients.

For immediate consideration please submit a resume in WORD to supplychain@cpsrecruiter.com

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Start Date:
Pay Rate:
$100,000 - 120,000/year
Supply Chain
Albany, NY 12010
Job Type:
Direct Hire
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