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Employer: Pipestone System
Location: Pipestone, MN 56164
Employment Type: FT/PT

Objective: The Purchasing Manager is responsible for creating, implementing and adjusting the procurement strategy. This includes setting goals/targets in line with company objectives and fully utilizing the purchasing team through effective leadership, management and talent development of all team members.


1) Great negotiator -- strong understanding of value proposition, leverage and generating win-win scenarios for both companies.
2) Fast learner - innate ability to quickly take in new information and apply immediately
3) Effective communicator -- skilled at communicating concisely and with clarity for verbal, written and non-verbal styles.
4) Driven/Competitive -- ideal candidate will be a self-starter who has a desire to be great in all facets of professional career. Motivated individuals who strive for continuous improvement in what they do are vital and valued by our organization.
5) Understanding of industry -- prior experience and knowledge of agriculture, animal health industry and/or a rebate driven industry is desired.
6) Exceptional skills in Excel, Integration of data/tables and utilizing these skills to aid in "real time" data analysis to make decisions as timely as possible.
7) Ability to create/maintain relationships -- utilizing these relationships to stay aware and connected to market conditions and keep the company on leading edge of all market pricing (pricing in to resellers and pricing out to customers)
8) Great mentor -- passion for leading, teaching, growing and developing all team members to reach their max potential.
9) Critical thinker -- constantly aware of changing market and always seeking new opportunities to change to improve position of company to succeed.


• Meeting with vendors
• Inventory maintenance, setup, reorders, etc.
• Change pricing and price levels • Assist with maintaining inventory turns and counts.
• Aid with inventory control through adherence to existing processes and the development of improvements to these processes.
• Help with other aspects of inventory and purchasing as needed.
• Understanding and adherence to Bio-security rules and requirements
• Miscellaneous projects/tasks as assigned


Education: Two year degree or higher preferred in one of the following areas: business administration, business management, accounting, procurement or supply chain management.

Experience: Prior inventory, purchasing or accounting experience preferred. Understanding or exposure to livestock or animal health industry is a plus. Experience working with a rebate based industry is preferred. Experience managing people for a minimum of 3 years is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.


Contact Information

Pipestone System
Human Resources
PO Box 188
1300 So Hwy 75
Pipestone, MN 56164
Phone: 507-825-7028

Other Information

Category(s): Management, Purchasing
Industry: Other Great Industries
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
Closing Date: 3/9/2018
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