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Purchasing Supervisor for Persona, Inc. in Watertown, SD Print
Employer: Anza
Location: Watertown, SD 57201
Employment Type: Full Time

Purchasing Supervisor

Reports to:



Purchasing Manager

Watertown, South Dakota


Job Summary

The Purchasing Supervisor will be responsible for managing the daily activities of the Purchasing Department. These responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct day to day contacts with vendors as well as following up with under performance.

  • Participate in daily plant Operations meetings.

  • Monitor and manage key inventory and expense accounts:

  • FG,FGI, Raw, and OSP Raw

  • Obsolete/MRB/RMA Credits

  • Material Pending Credits

  • Purchasing Expense Accounts including WCO’s.

  • Focus on and push for uniform best practices and increasing department efficiencies.

  • Focus on driving down material costs, keeping in mind production efficiencies

  • Negotiate terms with vendors with assistance from department Manager.

  • Drive a culture of trust: positive, empowered, disciplined, customer-focused and professional.

  • Work on setting and hitting employee training goals

    • Develop New Employee training program

    • Complete annual certifications

  • Conduct employee reviews, which will also include managing underperformance [Responsibility 10]

  • Summarize monthly accountability along with the Purchasing Manager.


Education and Experience

  • BA in Business/Finance – preferred, but not required.

  • Previous experience in Purchasing role a must.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Computer Skills- including Microsoft Office- is required

  • Previous Oracle knowledge a benefit, but not required.

  • Ability to motivate, train and work with a small buying group.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Typical Days and hours worked are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Physical Demands

This position will require an employee to be able to be sedentary for long periods of time in an environment with the noise level of an average office.


Contact Information

700 21st Street SW
Watertown, SD 57201
Phone: 605-882-2244

Other Information

Category(s): Management, Purchasing, Professional Services
Industry: Manufacturing
Experience Req.: Yes
Degree Req.: Yes
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