Associate Director of Purchasing

 Walpole, MA

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Job Title:
Associate Director of Purchasing
City & State:
Walpole, MA
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Business Unit:
Procurement (Materials/Contract Management)
Service Offering:
Supply Chain

Our client was established in 2018. They are sustainably profitable and growing at an expeditious rate across 11 cities and 3 continents. This company is reimagining, innovating, and revolutionizing the consumer goods industry for the next century. They hire remarkably smart and driven individuals that collaborate and thrive on building a company that is disrupting the way ecommerce is done. 

Associate Director of Purchasing:
As the Associate Director of the Purchasing, you will drive the execution of the strategic vision for supply chain operations. You will interact with interdepartmental and external key stakeholders and lead the transformation of the department including process, communication, and strategy.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Oversee and manage multifunctional teams for purchasing tasks and assist with vendors negotiations and challenges.
  • Lead the implementation of the departments SOPs to help increase the efficiency and build a high focus on the technology for a better vendor management with NetSuite, Anvyl and other tools.
  • Guarantee clear cross functional communication.
  • Ensure and maintain a repository of purchasing and global logistics documentation for audit purposes.  
  • Plan and implement the change management with different stakeholders for new systems, tools, and processes.
  • Communicate, record, and update accurately and timely of all transactions to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Liaise with Accounts payable for all payment confirmation based on the company process.  
  • Coordinate with the different internal stakeholders for product testing and quality, inventory coverage, system implementation and brands transitions to ensure that the goal of department is met and work toward highest quality and timeliness in the workflow.
  • Demonstrate experience working with global teams dispersed geographically and remotely.
  • Lead hiring for the department and assist with the opening of new offices
  • Attend to the staff meeting, weekly brand operations meeting and other meetings with different stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, business administration, or a related field.
  • Minimum 7+ years of work experience, including 3+ years in a supervisory role in Purchasing and global logistics or a related field.
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience managing remote teams.
  • Experience managing 1000+ suppliers in a fast-paced environment with high variability particularly in retail/e-commerce (Amazon, Shopify, eBay, etc.) and consumer goods.
  • Experience in ERP Procure-to-Pay & inventory modules.
  • Proven track record in building, managing and leading teams.
  • Well-developed communication skills (including verbal and written fluency in English), with strong interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with all levels of employees and management.

This position offers a competitive base salary.

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