Masterack - JP Banner


Social Circle, GA 30025, USA Req #9004
Tuesday, April 2, 2024


Department: Operations

Reports to: Kevin Schlapia

Employment Status: Salary; Non-Exempt




The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for the establishment of strategic sourcing initiatives. Key aspects of the process will be global sourcing, standardization, improved quality performance, and reduced total cost of purchased components. The position involves cross-functional teaming with engineering, quality, manufacturing, finance, and Business Unit divisions of JBPCO.




  • Ability to implement strategic sourcing program for assigned commodities.
  • Seasoned experience with establishing and sourcing products globally.
  • Strong sourcing experience domestically and globally with aluminum & steel raw materials including fabrication, roll forming, and extrusion.
  • Strong sourcing experience domestically and globally with electrical and hydraulics
  • Lead negotiations for assigned commodities.
  • Monitors the market for trends in pricing, new products, and new vendors to improve operating costs domestically and internationally.
  • Prepares reports for management, government, and trade organizations as needed.




  1. B.S. in Business or Engineering
  2. 7-10 years of progressive purchasing experience
  3. 3-5 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing setting.
  4. 2-3 years experience in leading supply chain commodity initiatives.
  5. Strong negotiation skills with all levels of management.
  6. Global commodity procurement experience.
  7. Analytic ability including proficient level of knowledge in using Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  8. APIC certification and CPM certification desirable.
  9. Travel up to 40% both domestic and International.




Working in an office environment in a seated position a minimum of eight hours per day is required.


The performance of this position may occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas where certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection. Primary environment: ambient room temperatures, lighting, and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.




Competency Title

Competency Definition

Leadership Competencies


Expresses oneself effectively both orally and in written form. Communicate plans and activities in a manner that supports strategies for employee involvement. Actively listens to others.

Creative Problem Solving

Identifies and collects information relevant to the problem. Uses brainstorming techniques to create a variety of choices. Selects the best course of action by identifying all the alternatives and then makes a logical assumption.

Influencing Others

Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.

Management Competencies

Decision Making

Makes timely decisions with well-developed judgment, while considering alternatives, risks. and other critical decision factors.

Interpersonal Skills

Uses Emotional Intelligence to identify, assess, and control the emotions of oneself and of others. Treats others with respect, trust, and dignity. Works well with others by being considerate of the needs and feelings of each individual. Promotes a productive culture by valuing individuals and their contributions.

Business Acumen Competencies

Critical Thinking

Able to think analytically and apply a process of problem identification, solution development and implementation.

Technical Competencies

Financial Analysis

Proven knowledge and understanding of strategic planning, budgeting and updated forecasts.


Other details

  • Job Family Masterack
  • Job Function Supply Chain
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Recruitment Indicator Professional
Location on Google Maps
  • Social Circle, GA 30025, USA