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Purchasing Manager

Extruded Solutions is Hydro’s largest and most global business area. Our Business Area supplies aluminum profiles and profile-based solutions in various applications ranging from windows and furniture to cars and cruise ships. Within Extruded Solutions, we have business area staff functions based in Oslo, but we also have four core business units; Extrusion Europe, Extrusion North America, Building Systems and Precision Tubing.

Job Location: Gainesville, GA


Summary: The purchasing manager is to be responsible for the company’s end to end sourcing of products and services essential for the Gainesville operation. In addition, the individual will be responsible for all phases of sourcing that require the skills necessary to identify cost saving opportunities, create competitive environments, creatively negotiate, generate contracts to assure availability of all products to support the company objectives. 


Job Responsibilities:

  • Take overall responsibility for the strategic sourcing management objectives for the Gainesville operation and implement actions to ensure achievement of those objectives.
  • Ensure a safe working environment by implementing behavior based management practices (JSA, WOC, etc.)
  • Oversee training and coaching of direct reports.
  • Manage and mentor staff encouraging professional growth & development.
  • Collaborate with internal business partners to achieve the operational efficiency and core business objectives are met.
  • Responsible for negotiations for best possible cost service guarantee and develop “win-win” strategies that achieve sustainable relationships with suppliers.
  • Evaluate supplier competence, cost savings and competitive position to provide value to the Gainesville operation


Job Requirements:

  • Ability to manage projects and establish clear goals and accountabilities to ensure successful deliverables.
  • Advanced systems skills and working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.


Education and Work Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years purchasing/management experience along and/or 5+ year’s relevant management, operations or supply chain experience. 


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Parental Leave

At Hydro you’re part of a bigger story. A story shaped by you.

Please apply before: 06/25/2020 

Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status or any other category protected by law.

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Gainesville, GA, US, 30504

Department:  Purchasing
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extruder LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Gainesville GA

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