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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: Phoenix, AZ


Summary: The Purchasing Manager ensures safe and compliant on-time and on-quality delivery of products.  This position owns the processes that ensure products are delivered on time by assessing and coordinating customer demands with procurement scheduling. Links purchasing to manufacturing through scheduling all components and raw materials ensuring a balanced approach to inventory management.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Actively contribute to the creation of a safe, secure and healthy working environment and to the achievement of the Company’s environmental obligations and goals.
  • Interface and communicate with suppliers to develop optimal business relationships and ensure suppliers meet performance expectations.
  • Review material requirements and purchase requisitions to place orders with approved vendors.
  • Track open purchase orders, provide job status reports and expedite deliveries as necessary.
  • Review customer forecasts, customer due dates for open jobs and provide forecast visibility to supply base.
  • Communicate and assist with resolution regarding defective or non-conforming goods and services with quality personnel and supplier representatives.
  • Coordinate with quality, accounting and supplier representatives regarding credits, debits and price/quantity variances.
  • Work in conjunction with quality to maintain an approved supplier list and complete supplier assessment scorecards.
  • Maintains the Quality Management System documentation associated to specified departments in job description.
  • Identifies opportunities to improve efficiencies and promote cost awareness in all areas of responsibility including frequent communication with suppliers, production, product quality, inventory and shipping related matters.


Job Requirements:

  • Exceptional fluency in English is required, Spanish is a plus
  • Familiarity of flow-down of customer specifications and documentation requirements (i.e. certificate of conformance)
  • Strong knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures
  • Demonstrated proficiency of Microsoft Office Suite, SAP (or other ERP products)
  • Highly motivated, creative, and results oriented
  • Outgoing, consultative, engaging, good communicator
  • Exceptional leadership, influencing, and change management skills



Education and Work Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a manufacturing environment in a purchasing role is required
  • Bachelor's degree is preferred but a combination of education and experience will be considered


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: 03/31/2021 

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.

If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing this form.

Posted on:  Feb 18, 2021

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85043

Department:  Fab Materials
Business Area:  Extruded Solutions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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