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Purchasing Manager (Manufacturing)

Job Description

The Company
Rexnord® is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company. Within our platforms, we serve a wide array of growing, global end markets by offering the broadest, most reliable product portfolios and trusted brands in our industries. Within Process & Motion Control, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems where our customers’ reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. Within Water Management, we design, procure, manufacture and market products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation, in which customers specify our products due to performance, life cycle and project cost, and our service levels. Founded in 1892, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 7,400 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit
Business Unit
Rexnord Aerospace is a growing and profitable company supplying engineered high performance bearings and mechanical seals to the commercial air transport, regional aircraft, business aircraft, helicopter and military aircraft markets for use in engine systems, flight control systems, airframe structures and landing gear systems.  Our aerospace bearing and seal products consist of rolling element airframe bearings and bearing tooling sold under the Shafer® and Tri-Roller® brand names, Teflon lined polymeric bearings sold under the Tuflite® brand name, slotted entry, split ball and split race bearings sold under the PSI® brand name, self-lubricating machinable lined bearings and coatings sold under the Rexlon® brand name and mechanical seals sold under the Cartriseal® brand name.  Our global customer base includes all major engine and airframe OEM’s, as well as major Tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers to the engine and airframe OEM’s and through our FAA approved repair station we support major MRO and aircraft operators with repair and overhaul capabilities
Brief Description
Successful candidate will lead the Purchasing Team including Purchasing, Outside Manufacturing, Outside Processing, Shipping & Receiving, and Inventory Control. This position is located in Simi Valley, CA.
Key Accountabilities
  • Manage purchasing, outside services procurement and logistics departments personnel
  • Complete ownership of the Purchased Services chain including strategic development and tactical execution
  • Define overall purchasing needs and develop new and existing sources
  • Create and enforce contracts to support Quality, Delivery, and Cost     objectives
  • Manage asset utilization through maximizing inventory turns
  • Partner with key suppliers on win-win initiatives to support lean Value Stream (including Value-Engineering, payment term changes, T&L options, etc…)
  • Own make vs. buy (in-sourcing/out-sourcing) decisions to support overall business needs
  • Drive lean (RBS) initiatives throughout the supplier chain
  • Develop strategy to attain annual PPV goals without sacrificing quality or delivery
  • Develop and maintain supplier scorecard process (PPM, OTD, PPV) to provide dynamic feedback on performance, and drive improvement plans
  • Manage supplier base that includes raw commodity procurement, outside machining, outside processing as well as service providers

Job Requirements

Job Requirements, Capabilities and Success Factors
  • Bachelor’s degree minimum, MBA preferred
  • 7-10 years of leadership experience in Purchasing Management position including logistics, preferably in low volume high mix environment
  • Strong leadership in lean environment, organizational and decision making skills
  • Capable to work under pressure, in tight schedule and in a rapidly changing environment
  • Capable of managing and delegating multiple priorities successfully
  • Contract negotiation skills
  • Ability to think strategically and tactically
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, computer skills and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in metal machining tight tolerance environment. Aerospace manufacturing experience is a plus.
  • Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident Card Holder
Competitive Salary
Matching 401(k) contribution
Discretionary Personal Retirement Account
Exceptional Benefits
Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Short-Term Disability Insurance
Long-Term Disability Insurance
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Life Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts (Medical and Dependent Care)
Educational Reimbursement
Matching Gift Program

Paid Time Off
10 Vacation Days per year

Enjoy 12 Company Holidays per year

Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Purchasing - Procurement
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Yes
Industry Defense - Aerospace, Manufacturing
Required Travel None
Job ID PSI174
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Purchasing Manager (Manufacturing)

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