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Purchasing Manager at ASSA ABLOY Americas

Purchasing Manager

ASSA ABLOY Americas Phoenix, AZ Full-Time
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Does joining a global company that is the world leader in its industry sound exciting to you? If so, ASSA ABLOY is the place for you! 

The ASSA ABLOY Group is the global leader in access solutions. The Group operates worldwide with 48,500 employees and sales of 8.2 billion euros. The Group has leading positions in areas such as efficient door openings, trusted identities and entrance automation. ASSA ABLOY's innovations enable safe, secure and convenient access to physical and digital places. Every day, we help billions of people experience a more open world.

ASSA ABLOY Electro Mechanical Solutions (EMS) division has an incredible culture where we stand by the “north star” of putting our people first.   Every employee is empowered to make an impact on the business.  

Seeking an analytically minded and capable individual to lead a team of 6 buyers and 4 warehousing and receiving personnel. This individual will be responsible for managing the day-to-day performance of the tactical/execution arm of the supply chain team, and be a key team member in designing the future supply chain of the company.  The Purchasing Manager will focus on optimizing inventory levels and the supply chain planning processes to deliver the best service to our customers with the greatest amount of flexibility and minimal inventory.  The ideal candidate must have a mindset of continuous improvement and problem solving.  Advanced data analytics are highly valued, and team based mentality is necessary.  Experience with logistics is a plus. This role could be considered a manager/analyst. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Interact with manufacturing and production planning to ensure the necessary materials will be available when needed to support production. 
  • Deliver 95% or above on time delivery to customers while maintaining inventory targets.
  • Manage / Oversee purchase order processes using an MRP system.
  • Establish and challenge purchasing strategies to enable an agile supply chain at the lowest cost, best quality and best service. Working toward establishing a best in class supply chain.
  • Analyze demand patterns and determine appropriate safety stock levels on key components.
  • Work cross functionally to improve or establish processes impacting the supply chain.
  • Work with suppliers to manage delivery gaps and expedite needed material to minimize supply interruptions.
  • Explore, implement or support new technology or automation systems to improve day to day activities of the buyers and receiving/warehousing team.
  • Build and improve employee performance
  • Conform with the organizations ISO 9001 & 14001 requirements



By managing staff; managing the supply base


By recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintaining a safe and secure work environment; developing personal growth opportunities; distributing challenges and workload appropriately across the team


By communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, implementing, coordinating, and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures related to purchasing & supply chain management


By evaluating and negotiating material costs; discovering new sources; developing partnerships with strategic suppliers


By establishing optimum inventory levels & reorder quantities together with manufacturing planning; BOM accuracy; contributing to and executing sourcing strategies


By coordinating local supplier warehousing, selecting and maintaining transportation and consolidation vendors: managing inventory to avoid costly expedite fees.


By driving periodic Review Meetings between ASSA ABLOY and it most strategic suppliers; contributing to Sourcing strategies, interfacing with supply base to manage thru contract and quality issues


By consolidating, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends


By attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications;  establishing personal networks; benchmarking state-of-the-art practices


By using und supporting the Kaizen breakthrough methodology; using a participative management style; leading by example; taking full responsibility & accountability; being a good facilitator; and being an unconditional supporter of Continuous Improvement


By directly supervising employees in the purchasing department; performing supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Qualifications: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required for this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Language Ability: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals in English. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.

Computer Skills: Strong knowledge of all MS Office applications, especially Excel; MRP systems; knowledge of Visual. Manufacturing MRP software preferred but not essential.

Other Skills: Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills; good understanding of profit & loss; capable of interacting on all business levels

Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in a business or technical discipline is REQUIRED. 5+ years of experience in a supply chain planning environment.  An MBA is preferred but not required.

 “Let’s open the doors to the future – together!

Working for ASSA ABLOY means that you will be part of a dynamic environment, developing innovative solutions to improve our customers' lives. As the global leader in door opening solutions we are using the latest technologies to open doors to events, hospitals, education, homes, hotels, airports and businesses. Joining ASSA ABLOY means being part of a fast-moving company with many opportunities.

Would you like to join us in opening doors of the future?”

ASSA ABLOY is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteran



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