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The Sherwin-Williams Company

Area Purchasing Manager

The Sherwin-Williams Company - Wheeling, WV

WELCOME TO SHERWIN-WILLIAMSSherwin-Williams is the largest paints and coatings company in the world. With $15.8 billion in sales, more than 4,100 stores, and 140 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide. Our 60,000 employees across the globe are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to launch and grow a career. Find yours and join us today.Position Summary:This position is accountable for obtaining raw materials and services at the least total cost within guidelines set by division, corporate and local site directives.  This position is accountable for the implementation and control of the procurement of raw materials, packaging labels and supply items at a competitive price in the proper quantity and desired quality in a timely manner to ensure production flow remains uninterrupted.  This position is also responsible for the distribution function to ensure cost efficiency and timely movement of inbound and outbound freight to meet customer service goals.    This position is responsible for the production forecast, scheduling and production orders to meet all customer service requirements as well as accountable for establishing standardized Purchasing procedures within the Area Supply Chain, that need to comply with applicable site, division and/or corporate guidelines to achieve Working Capital objectives including Turns and IQR Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:• Negotiate with vendors on prices including meeting with representatives to keep informed of changes in the market and raw materials available.• Responsible for purchases to maintain responsiveness to production requirements and to obtain best possible quality and price.• Approve all raw materials and finished goods purchase orders.• Manage finished goods inventories at all locations to meet or exceed service goals and ensure proper safety stock levels and inventory control.• Issue purchase orders for all raw materials, plant supplies, and purchased finished goods at the plant, which includes confirmation of orders.• Process all vendor returns.• Maintain vendor files as it relates to Purchase Orders and requisitions at the site, including information in the computer databases.• Monitor vendor performance data and sub-standards to bring about corrective action.• Schedule and plan deliveries.• Strategic Planning for Area Supply Chain Purchasing Basic Qualifications:- Must be at least 18 years of age- Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status- Must have a Bachelor's degree or 4 years of work experience- Must have experience using Microsoft Office programs including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint- Must have at least 5 years of experience in a procurement/buying role in a manufacturing environment Preferred Qualifications:- Prior supervisor experience is strongly preferred- Strong communication skills, both oral and written- Keen negotiation skills- Excellent interpersonal skills- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and prioritize tasks - Strong problem solving skills- Green Belt and/or APIC Certification course work preferred- 2 or more years of scheduling in a manufacturing environment preferred- Computer experience such as QAD/MITI, Business Objects,IQR,MES,AOM preferred  Who we are -At Sherwin-Williams, we're proud of the company we keep — our family of loyal employees. To learn about our company and our culture go to Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.  VEVRAA Federal Contractor requesting priority referral of protected veterans.QualificationsThis position will be located at the Wheeling, IL Plant and will support to additional facilities in Chicago, IL, and Matteson, IL.

7 days 23 hours ago

The Sherwin-Williams Company


Area Purchasing Manager The Sherwin-Williams Company - Wheeling, WV, United States


Location: Wheeling, WV

Company Profile:
Since its founding by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company has not only grown to be the largest producer of paints and coatings in the United States, but is among the largest producers in the world.