Purchasing Manager




United States, Morgan Hill, CA

Level of experience

Senior level

Contract type


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Job Description:

The Indirect Purchasing Manager will provide leadership in the day-to-day purchasing of Indirect products and Services for the facilities in Morgan Hill and Fairfield, CA. Additionally,

  • Develop and implement strategy for assigned categories, delivering cost and value improvement to TenCate.
  • Effectively use RFI’s, RFP’s to analyze suppliers’ offerings to TenCate.
  • Develop strong understanding of the supply market and the cost drivers associated with it. Analyze and select suppliers which will bring continuous cost and value improvement for TenCate.
  • Establish resident expertise in each assigned commodity through understanding of products and services, their underlying cost factors, as well as their total cost of ownership.
  • Develop a clear understanding of all underlying factors effecting quality, delivery, cost and flexibility whether or not within the supplier’s control.


  • Establish an operating philosophy consistent with corporate Procurement philosophies.
  • Create an environment that fosters effective approaches to problem resolution.
  • Effectively bring new suppliers on-board minimizing effect to field operations.

Experience and/or education requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years Commodity Management experience or close equivalent.
  • A BA/BS degree


  • A passion for (and demonstrated ability in) minimizing costs.
  • Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • The ability to lead cross functional commodity teams.
  • Ability to evaluate vendors processes and determine factors which affect prices.
  • A demonstrated ability to develop processes and procedures that standardize best-in-class supply chain practices; familiarity with e-Sourcing and e-Procurement tools is required.
  • Thorough understanding of Purchasing’s impact on corporate profitability.

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