Henrob Corporation
Requisition Number: 2018-045
Job Title: Purchasing Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Work Days: M-F
Work Hours: 40+
Travel Required: up to 10%
City: New Hudson
State: MI

Purchasing Manager

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Description/Job Summary

Start your journey at Atlas Copco where you will be challenged to always find a better way!  We offer a family friendly and collaborative work environment, competitive and comprehensive pay and benefits packages, including choices in medical/dental/vision, life insurance, wellness programs, vacation and paid holidays, paternity leave and an outstanding 401k with company match.

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for integrating, organizing, and executing purchasing strategy and driving process improvements to meet company goals.  Provide strategic direction to the purchasing team and organization, including sourcing, managing, developing and monitoring performance of the supply base.  Ensuring all corporate objectives are met, including procedure establishment, centralization of purchasing functions, cost reductions, supplier contracts and performance improvement initiatives.  Incumbent will build strong collaborative relationships cross-functionally within Henrob as well as with a global supplier base, focusing on customer needs, value delivery, and balancing costs, quality and service.



  • Act as strategic liaison within Henrob Corporation, and develop strategy and proven processes to achieve customers’ needs
  • Ensure direct and indirect purchasing activities are aligned to support the execution of the business plan
  • Evaluate and select vendors, assess vendor capabilities, develop alternate sources, and evaluate vendor performance
  • Assure purchasing documents are properly completed
  • Verify terms and conditions of purchase are aligned with corporate standard
  • Assure department records are maintained
  • Set and manage goals and objectives for the purchasing team
  • Manage strategic purchasing team employees
  • Negotiate contracts and supply agreements
  • Develop and report purchasing metrics
  • Monitor, approve / delegate purchases via requisition system
  • Develop relationships with suppliers to achieve business results
  • Develop internal processes as required
  • Resolve contract issues and disputes
  • Research and report commodity changes and trends
  • Monitor and communicate supplier performance for cost, quality and delivery
  • Pursue and implement cost reductions
  • Other operational functions as required

Required Skills

  • Five to ten years of relevant experience in manufacturing, supply chain management, and purchasing agreements with demonstrated leadership responsibilities
  • Excellent communication, organization and leadership skills
  • Ability to analyze and problem solve strategically
  • Professionalism and integrity
  • Computer literacy with working knowledge of various software applications 
  • Tier 1 auto industry experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of quality systems
  • Successful track record of developing suppliers

  • Adequate visual acuity is required to utilize and communicate via PC regularly

Required Education

  • A degree in materials management or business administration preferred
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Company Profile

Henrob Acquired in 2014 by Atlas Copco, with over 500 people worldwide and expanding rapidly, Industrial Assembly Solutions (IAS) is an innovator and market leader in the field of self-pierce riveting (SPR) and Flow Drill Systems (FDS) with a growing list of global customers in the automotive industry such as Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover and General Motors. Atlas Copco IAS designs and manufactures rivets and riveting equipment as well as flow drill systems often for robotic application, offering a comprehensive joining system solution. The Industrial Assembly Solutions division shall be perceived as the global partner for innovative joining solutions in selected customer segments.

We are an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us in writing and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to. 

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