Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager

Full Time Position Job Details

Job Summary:

The Purchasing and Inventory Control Manager will oversee the activities of the purchasing and inventory control department and manage the inventory of materials for the company. 


Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff. 

  • Oversees the daily workflow and schedules of the department.

  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.  

  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.  


  • Purchases supplies, materials, and parts for the company.

  • Maintains knowledge of trends, prices, buyers, and delivery conditions to anticipate future material availability; directs purchasing programs accordingly.

  • Develops and maintains inventory databases for supplies and materials used.

  • Negotiates and completes contracts with vendors for optimal cost and delivery times.

  • Reviews purchase orders and contracts for compliance with company and departmental policies.

  • Collaborates with sales, customer service, and logistics departments to maximize efficiency in the purchasing and inventory control department.

  • Communicates with suppliers to resolve problems that may arise regarding delivery, quality, price, or conditions of sale. 

  • Sets authorization limits for purchasing staff. 

  • Purchases large and complex items.

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures related to purchasing and inventory control with a goal to maximize efficiency and optimize workflow.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Proven negotiation skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

  • Ability to exercise tact, courtesy, and ethics when dealing with vendors, co-workers, and customers.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills with the ability to effectively train others.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software, as well as inventory software.

Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field with coursework in purchasing and/or inventory control management, required.

  • At least five years of buying or purchasing experience required with supervisory experience preferred.


Work Hours: Full-Time (Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 5:30PM)

We offer our employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package including Medical Insurance 100% funded by employer, Dental & Vision Insurance, Monthly Gym & Fitness Reimbursement, Training / Education Reimbursement, Company Provided Meals, Paid Vacation and Sick Days, Paid holidays, Performance Bonus, Employee Referral Bonus, Employee Birthday & Beverage Gift Cards, Service Year Award and more.

We are always looking for individuals with the talent and skills to contribute to our continued growth and success.

USP is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disabled/Vets. All qualified applicants will receive consideration of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.