The Purchasing Manager position is responsible for oversight and direction of purchasing materials and supplies for the Company in a manner which assures the best quality at the most competitive prices while meeting system specifications and delivery schedules. The Purchasing Manager is also responsible for establishing and administering effective company purchasing policies and procedures. The Purchasing Manager exercises inventory control to assure accurate accounting for materials, supplies and to maintain optimum inventory levels to meet system needs efficiently. The Purchasing Manager purchases general plant and special equipment and monitors budget compliance. The Purchasing Manager provides emergency management support to operations. The Purchasing Manager manages buildings and grounds maintenance and repair.
Education and Experience
A Bachelor’s Degree is required in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting or related field.
Professional purchasing manager certificate is required. If the incoming candidate does not currently hold the certification, he/she is required to obtain the certification within 2 years of starting in the position.
A minimum of five years experience in purchasing or related industry required. Experience should include all aspects of materials management including purchasing and inventory control.
Demonstrated management, supervisory experience is required. This may include management/supervision of staff and/or department.
Demonstrated proficiency in an automated inventory software system.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage purchasing department and inventory control.
Demonstrated leadership and management skills to effectively supervise staff for job performance, teamwork, and to achieve shared goals of department and company.
Demonstrated ability to lead and manage in a cross-functional environment.
Demonstrated proficiency in verbal and written communication to present information and lead initiatives.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication and relationships with leadership, direct reports, other departments, vendors, and other utilities and industry-related communities.
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs.
Promote safe working habits and enforce all safety rules and regulations of Midwest Energy, Inc. Lead by example in safety compliance and take corrective action on safety violations, defective equipment, and any other practice that may adversely affect a safe working environment.
Demonstrated ability to manage inventory levels, inventory budget, and understanding of return on investment.
Must hold and maintain a valid Kansas Driver’s License.
About Midwest Energy, Inc.
Midwest Energy, Inc is Kansas' largest energy cooperative, serving approximately 50,000 electric meters and 43,000 natural gas meters in 40 central and western Kansas counties. Headquartered in Hays, KS Midwest Energy is proud of its growth-oriented and entrepreneurial history. Midwest has 270 employees.