Position Profile

May 21, 2024

POSITION TITLE: Purchasing Manager


LOCATION: Calistoga, CA

OUR CLIENT: Beverage Company


Primary Functions:

  • Assist MIS department in implementing new MRP progam.
  • Monitor stock replenishment program in MRP system.
  • Administer material and equipment acquisitions for multiple plants and office locations.
  • Supervise one Buyer.
  • Create saving strategies consistent with long-term company strategy
  • Interface purchasing department with manufacturing and financial departments.
  • Upgrade purchasing department computer programs as required.
  • Oversee supplier agreements.
  • Assume other assignments and responsibilities as directed by management.
  • Budgetary (BOM) responsibility.

    Essential duties:

  • Provide data for standard costs.
  • Maintain cost-of-goods data.
  • Prepare annual departmental budget.
  • Determine raw material inventory reorder points (MRO).
  • Establish good vendor relations.
  • Source new vendors for best quality materials.
  • Identify & implement opportunities for cost reduction.
  • Execute regulatory compliance for materials and products.
  • Administer supplier contract reviews & renewals.
  • Ensure best price for all acquisitions.
  • Prepare and maintain detailed material specifications.
  • Create & monitor material availability timelines for new product projects.
  • Report Purchasing Department activity summary at Operations Committee meetings.


  • Must have MRP implementation experience in a purchasing environment.
  • Proven success in establishing, maintaining and continuously improving purchasing systems and procdures.
  • Excellent purchasing systems background.
  • Strong overall computer skills required.
  • Supervisory experience managing at least one person in purchasing.
  • Contract negotiation experience.
  • History of establishing and maintaining successful vendor relationships.
  • AS/400 experience is beneficial.
  • Budgetary experience.
  • Excellent inventory skills.





    To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume (word format only, no PDF please), cover letter and salary history to:

    Lisa K. Locke
    Locke and KEY Executive Search
    Phone: 510-533-2005
    Fax: 510-533-2055
    Email: lklocke@lockeandkey.com
    Website: http://www.lockeandkey.com/
    Please put "Purchasing Manager-Beverage company" in the subject line of your email