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Planning & Purchasing Manager

Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, MexicoMX$45,000 - MX$50,000 per monthPurchasing

Job description

We are looking for a Planning & Purchasing Manager that oversees and participates in all aspects of production planning, purchasing and
procurement of raw materials and finish products according to company needs and customer requirements.
The main elements of the role are:

  • Oversee the planning, purchasing, and procuring operation of raw materials for internal manufacturing (~400 articles from 90+ suppliers) and 3rd parties purchased finish goods for distribution.
  • Responsible for the procurement of direct materials for the Electrode production at CDMX Plant (Metal Core Wires, Minerals and Metal Powders, Packaging Materials)
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to reduce cost of goods and increase efficiency.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the most advantageous contracts regarding pricing and terms and conditions of sale for a range of goods and services.
  • Responsible for purchasing of services such as Inbound and Outbound Shipping, Facility, Maintenance.
  • Vendor identification and evaluation with the objective of securing more cost-effective supply sources.
  • Responsible for rolling out sourcing strategy in accordance with corporate targets and policies and for supporting all activities to improve margins and profitability.
  • Act as purchasing department main point of contact for all P2P related issues.
  • Perform evaluation of raw materials projected stock balances, months of supply analysis, excess and obsolete inventory and identify orecasted/non forecasted inventory requirements as defined by management.
  • Establish and document process flows to develop a best in class Purchasing operation.
  • Secure optimum inventory levels to support production and sales requirements.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to increase efficiency.
  • Ensure data accuracy in all aspects of planning and purchasing within the ERP and APS.
  • Coordinate and optimize inventory level for assigned categories.
  • Design and ensure all Purchasing and Planning Standard Operating Procedures are adhered to.
  • Provide directions and training to the team of Buyers and Planners

Job requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Supplay chain, logistics, economics or related 
  • 5 years’ experience in material planning for Manufacturing, working with an MRP system. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics 365 and/or Kinaxis Rapid Response


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