Supply Base Leader (Purchasing) in Greensboro, NC at Advanced Personnel Resources

Date Posted: 1/24/2022

Job Snapshot

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    701 Green Valley Road
    Greensboro, NC
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Job Description

Advanced Personnel Resources is currently looking for a Supply Base Leader (Purchasing) for one of our fabulous clients in the Kernersville, NC area. 


  • Works with other departments to gather and analyze data to make sourcing decisions based on the supplier’s quality, cost, process capability, lead time and financial stability.
  • Works with Supplier QA to set periodic supplier goals, attack issues that prevent goal attainment, and work on projects to bring suppliers within acceptable performance levels.
  • Analyzes and evaluates supplier quality, delivery, and cost performance.  Provides feedback to suppliers regularly.
  • Set overall sourcing strategy for assigned commodities. Work with Buyers, Freight Specialist, Logistics and Engineering to set the direction for replenishment strategy, optimization of inventory and freight costs, the business case for returnable containers vs. disposable packaging, etc.  Support PDP Buyers with quote analysis and direct final sourcing decisions.
  • Negotiates material pricing (including surcharges) based on cost management objectives, global market conditions, engineering design, and cost models.  Analyze and prepare justifications for price changes and submit for approval as necessary.
  • Identify cost reduction projects to support annual material cost reduction goals.  Lead, measure, and implement these projects, including periodic updates for management.
  • Benchmark commodity data with sister factories, suppliers, and parent companies to assess our cost competitiveness.  Prepare and present commodity reviews according to schedule assignment.
  • Develop cost models to determine “should cost” for parts in assigned commodities.
  • Support Buyers as needed on complex tactical issues.
  • Special projects as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Four-year degree (concentration in Supply Management, Operations Management, Engineering or Accounting preferred).
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Windows, MS Office, SAP experience strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Industry certification preferred (e.g., CPIM, CIRM, A.P.P. or C.P.M.).
  • Minimum 18-24 months in Buyer 2 role, or equivalent experience for outside candidates.