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We are assisting our client with their search for a Purchasing Manager. This individual will be responsible for identifying the needs for goods and services throughout the organization. Offering a small family-feel culture, with support all around, this is a wonderful opportunity to join a company where you’ll matter. If you have relevant experience and are looking to better your career and life, apply today! 


  • Validate, confirm, and schedule incoming materials per schedule needs
  • Manage inventory levels and dollars to meet targeted inventory turns
  • Plan and negotiate prices for raw materials 
  • Maintain current knowledge of commodity prices, new products and business trends that could affect cost, quality and delivery requirements
  • Create purchase orders for purchasing a variety of products including raw materials, equipment, tools, phone and other utility services
  • Manage on time delivery from suppliers providing material forecasting to suppliers
  • Develop and drive cost reduction strategies with suppliers
  • Monitor and expedite shipments from various locations to respective sites
  • Audit and approve invoices
  • Supervise and give work direction to direct reports
  • Negotiate and place orders 
  • Maintain vendor files/ Contracts


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience – business, logistics or related field
  • 5 years materials management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Proven work experience in a Purchasing or similar role
  • Experience using MRP/ERP systems required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Understanding of supply chain procedures
  • Technical proficiency in Microsoft Office 
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and a process improvement approach

Work Model: 

  • On-Site

Interested and qualified candidates can contact Palmer Group at (515) 225-7000 or email  at

Ref: JOB-40364

Palmer Group

(515) 225-7000

3737 Woodland Ave, Suite 200, West Des Moines, IA 50266

    • Job type: Direct Hire
    • Location: Ames, Iowa
    • Date posted:
    • Salary:
      $75000 - $75000 per Year