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Purchasing and Category Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512640-847508
    • Job Location: Aliquippa, PA
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: March 01, 2023
    • Starting Date: February 21, 2023
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Job Description:

Americas (www.ArdexAmericas.com), is a Global industry leader in the manufacturing and development of high-performance specialty building materials.

As Purchasing and Category Manager , you will be responsible for managing purchasing functions and developing and implementing procurement plans for Ardex Americas.

Located at our Corporate campus, 20 minutes North of Pittsburgh International Airport.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the procurement process of assigned commodities and materials required by Ardex Americas
  • Analyze market conditions and develop annual budgets for all raw materials and packaging
  • Help negotiate secure supply contracts and best value pricing agreements with critical suppliers
  • Help direct supplier interaction with other internal departments to develop new products, lower overall costs, ensure on time deliveries, maximize volume leverage, and minimize supply risk
  • Monitor plant purchasing processes for cost effectiveness
  • Manage raw material supplier relationships to enhance value to Ardex and to find alternative sources of supply as needed
  • Assist with localizing raw materials based on manufacturing initiatives
  • Work with the procurement team to coordinate and improve the purchasing functions

Experience and Skills:

  • Two-five (2-5) years of purchasing experience and proven leadership abilities.
  • Experience and extensive knowledge of raw materials and packaging processes
  • Market analysis and budgeting skills
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player able to work effectively with all internal departments and customers
  • Understanding of retailer and end user requirements to help design packaging
  • Microsoft office software knowledge and background in MRP or ERP
  • Knowledge of current purchasing procedures and Purchasing Terms and Conditions
  • Dependability, accountability, adaptability, and responsiveness



Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in business or supply management

Certified Purchasing Manager


  • Competitive salary
  • Immediate Paid Time off (PTO) eligibility, and 11 Paid Holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible work initiatives (up to 50% work from home)
  • 401K match
  • Vision, Medical and Dental insurance (immediately eligible 1st of month following date of hire
  • Wellness programs
  • Pet insurance
  • Volunteer initiatives and more!!