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Vice President Purchasing Profile / Job Description

Job Overview

Seeking a VP of Purchasing to oversee the entirety of the procurement department in a large manufacturing environment. The right person will successfully, efficiently and economically acquire materials and supplies and ensure they are high quality.


  • Oversee and direct sourcing and strategy personnel.
  • Establish communication and relationships with vendors.
  • Ensure production and on-time-delivery.
  • Analyze and evaluate vendor performance.
  • Develop efficient procurement strategies.
  • Improve the supply chain by lowering costs and maintaining standards for product quality.


  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in finance, business, management or a relevant field.
  • Ten or more years’ experience in the field in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced in employee management and product purchasing.
  • Strong oral and written communication.