Reference : 588338

Purchasing Supervisor

  • Purchasing
  • United States GARDEN GROVE
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 10/27/2021

Position description

The Purchasing Supervisor is responsible for planning, supporting, directing and/or coordinating the activities of MRO buyers, buyers/planners and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products and services in a matrix work structure.



Education Level

Education Details



Bachelor’s Degree

Business, Supply Chain or Operations Management.



Master’s Degree

Business, Supply Chain, or Operations Management



Work Experience



Experience Details



5+ years’ experience

Purchasing and/or materials management experience in a manufacturing environment



2+ years’ experience

Supervision of purchasing department



Practical/Technical Knowledge





Computer skills necessary to fulfill requirement of position, including but not limited to MSOffice products, QAD, etc.  Must be very proficient in Excel.



Mathematical skills necessary to fulfill position requirements



Excellent problem solving, negotiation, and project leadership skills



Demonstrated abilities in communication (both verbal and written), organization, and persuasion are essential.  Summarizing and presenting data.



Dedicated, self-starter with a high degree of motivation. 



Licenses and Certifications


Enter License/Certification

Time Frame



Institute of Supply Management (CPM or CPSM)

Last 5 years




Last 5 years


Additional Requirements

This position is responsible for supporting the Garden Grove site by supervising the purchasing department personnel, functions and activities. The supervisor is responsible for overseeing the procurement of all materials, equipment, capital expenditures, and other purchases required to support the site and complete fabrication and assembly in accordance with due dates driven by the MRP Master Schedule and Production site demands.  The position requires the supervisor to evaluate, select, and establish relationships with vendors, and negotiate contracts for goods and services, approve purchases and track their progress to make sure orders are filled and delivered correctly, review purchase orders for accuracy and to make sure the best prices are obtained. Adherence to all SGPPL Global Purchasing guidelines and standards. 

In this role the supervisor will need to regularly assess the market, secure the revenue stream by developing contracts with critical suppliers and proposing to develop dual sources where it makes sense.

In order to meet the Saint-Gobain ICRF standard, the supervisor needs to comply with the Saint-Gobain purchasing process and use the Digital Purchasing tools to launch bids and make sure all suppliers are compliant with the Group Corporate Social responsibility policy.

The supervisor will collaborate with the PPL central team and the Delegation team to make sure the site is compliant with the company programs.

The supervisor will assure that the Corporate Social responsibility program will be implemented at the site and with suppliers per the Saint-Gobain Group policies.

Oversee, report and maintain SGPPL Corporate Purchasing portal and E-Tools. Use of Prosource RFx, Agora and ProcureNet per company policies.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Who are we ?

Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world, moving us forward, making meaningful connections, and inspiring us to go beyond the impossible. Within Mobility, our teams design and engineer critical, high-performance materials and proven solutions – most in challenging conditions and core systems that play an important part of our daily lives – as we drive to work or with family, fly on an airplane to explore the world, process samples for medical research, build a better rocket to go as far as we can in outer space; and dive deep under the sea to power our world. We are driven to collaborate with our customers and communities to improve and engineer the world of tomorrow!

Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.

With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.

Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.

Invent yourself at Saint-Gobain Mobility, and together, we’ll achieve the impossible!    

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