Director, Purchasing

Published: May 9, 2017
Chicago, IL
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Do you have extensive tactical experience with a proven track record of successfully executing purchasing strategies at the global level, specifically while working closely with EMS/Contract Manufacturing partners? Have you managed purchasing teams of 50+? Would you be interested in taking a high-potential leadership role within a profitable and progressive company, while working extensively in LCC countries (especially in Asia)?

Our client, a multi-billion dollar tech company, is looking to add a top-performer to their team as Director, Purchasing and you may be a strong fit if you answered yes to the questions above!


  • Create and manage performance metrics for all levels of purchasing activities.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve end-to-end supply chain and supplier performance and drive down cost.
  • Maintain optimal inventory levels through well-managed material flow.
  • Effectively manage a large global purchasing team.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred.
  • 10-15+ years’ experience in purchasing, with considerable experience in electronics manufacturing (EMS).
  • Experience managing large (60+) teams.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, organizational and computer skills.
  • 30%+ travel, majority international.