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Senior Purchasing Manager

Camden, NJ, USA Req #793
Thursday, February 29, 2024
About Us:

EMR is one of the world’s leading metal recycling companies with a history spanning decades. At EMR, our employees are the heart and soul of our organization. We are committed to creating a workplace that prioritizes the well-being and safety of everyone. Our company provides a supportive and inclusive community where everyone's ideas and contributions are valued. We believe in teamwork and collaboration. 


Our mission is to provide our customers with efficient and reliable metal recycling services while minimizing the environmental impact of our operations. EMR recycles ten million tons of material annually, everything from beverage cans to aircraft carriers.  We work with a wide variety of metals including copper, aluminum, brass, and stainless steel and can recycle it into more than 200 different types of new sustainable raw materials.  


EMR offers our team a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plans with company match, wellbeing benefits, employee assistance program and more. Join us and be a part of a team that puts people first!

 The Purchasing Manager is responsible for optimizing our procurement processes, managing vendor relationships, and ensuring cost-effective acquisition of goods and services. This career requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or other related field, Strong negotiation and problem-solving skills, and prior experience in a Purchasing Manager role

I.                   Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and implements strategic sourcing plans to ensure the timely and cost-effective acquisition of goods and services.


  • Identifies and evaluates potential suppliers, negotiates contracts, and establishes strong relationships with key vendors.


  • Negotiates favorable terms, conditions, and pricing agreements with suppliers to achieve cost savings and improve overall procurement efficiency.


  • Continuously monitors market trends and pricing to identify opportunities for cost reduction.


  • Evaluates and manages supplier performance, addressing any issues or discrepancies in a timely manner.


  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams to qualify and assesses new suppliers, ensuring they meet quality, reliability, and ethical standards.


  • Works closely with inventory and warehouse teams to optimize stock levels and reduce carrying costs.


  • Implements inventory control measures to minimize overstock and stockouts, ensuring a balance between supply and demand.


  • Stays informed about relevant laws and regulations related to procurement, ensuring compliance at all times.


  • Assesses and mitigates potential risks in the supply chain, implementing proactive measures to safeguard the organization’s interests.


  • Identifies opportunities for process improvements within the procurement function and implements best practices to enhance efficiency.


  • Streamlines procurement processes, utilizing technology and automation where applicable.


  • Collaborates with finance teams to develop and manage the procurement budget.


  • Monitors and reports on spending against budget, providing insights and recommendations for improvements.


  • Fosters effective communication and collaboration with internal stakeholders, including operations, finance, and quality control teams.


  • Provides regular updates on procurement activities, performance metrics, and cost saving initiatives.


  • Other job duties as assigned.


II.                REQUIRED Skills / Abilities

  • Strong negotiation, analytical, and problem-solving skills


  • Excellent communication both written and verbal.


  • In-depth knowledge of supply chain management principles.


  • Anility to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


III.             Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or related field.


  • Proven experience as a Purchasing Manager.


  • Previous experience with procurement software and tools.


  • Prior management experience is required.



EMR USA Metal Recycling provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Other details

  • Job Family US Administration
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Camden, NJ, USA