Purchasing Manager
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 6/23/2017

Job Description


Responsible for directing material sourcing, purchasing and inventory control functions in accordance with policies and procedures to achieve organizational goals for customer satisfaction, cost and lead time reduction and inventory control.


Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plans and executes appropriate supply chain strategies to support organizational goals for cost control, lead time reduction and inventory reduction.         
  • Establishes policies and procedures related to the purchasing function, provides training to purchasing personnel and monitors performance to ensure compliance.
  • Performs regular review of supply chain performance and communicates issues regarding on time delivery and quality to appropriate supplier.
  • Determines and assigns goals for cost reduction, lead time reduction and inventory reduction and regularly monitors actual performance to target.
  • Works to develop close relationships to key suppliers in order to enhance supply chain performance.
  • Works closely with all departments to meet delivery schedules, including production, new product development and quality.
  • Evaluates and suggests Make/Buy decisions
  • Transition from MRP push environment to pull execution system.
  • Supports and participates in plant level kaizen events.
  • Negotiate MRO contracts and other major capital purchases.
  • May participate in Altra wide projects on an as needed basis.
  • Maintains a safe working environment by compliance with state and federal safety regulations. Enforces and promotes workplace safety procedures in their departments.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.


  • Safety and Workplace organization
  • Internal and External PPM and Total Cost of Quality
  • Supplier On time delivery
  • Cost reductions
  • Supplier Lead time reduction
  • Inventory

Job Requirements


A minimum of a 4 year college degree in a related discipline is preferred with at least five years materials management experience, preferably in a lean manufacturing environment. Additional requirements include, strong negotiation and communication skills, proven ability to lead change through an organization, strong organizational skills and solid decision making skills. Proficient with MS Office products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. SAP is preferred. MBA and Global sourcing or International experience is a preferred.               


APICS or NAPM certification is preferred.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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