Purchasing Manager

Location: Katy, TX

Department: 117000

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Pepperl+Fuchs, a worldwide leader in providing development and manufacturing solutions, is looking for a Purchasing Manager for the US Operations Center located in Katy, TX.  This will include purchasing, and supply chain activities. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Developing and implementing process improvement of workflows and procedures to improve productivity, quality and efficiency of operations.
  • Anticipating and maintaining materials for the support of current and potential production requirements.
  • Meet with various departments to plan for large demand changes.
  • Work with the Quality department to improve supplier quality.
  • Manage the control audit process.
  • Utilize the current ERP and other systems to implement improvements.
  • Leads the team in negotiating purchase agreements and control of inventory.
  • Evaluate and approve suppliers based on their quality of product, delivery time, price, and capacity.
  • Actively leads team in sourcing for improved products, delivery time, price, and capacity.
  • Develops partnerships with best in class suppliers.
  • Meets regularly with divisions to be aware of new manufacturing trends or needs and sources products in advance.
  • Offers solutions to assist with new product development.
  • Educates division managers and purchasing staff on new products as they become available.
  • Collaborates with team to source products, services, prototypes and samples to assist in new product development and re-design of existing products.
  • Effectively communicates and works with Group Purchasing and Affiliates
  • Performs reporting requirements on an as required basis.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or an Associate’s Degree and ten years of work experience, preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in management.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of working with vendor management, as well as purchasing or inventory control.
  • Previous experience sourcing mechanical/electrical components
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment

If you meet the qualifications above, please apply!  We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We offer an extensive benefits plan as well as a generous leave plan plus holidays off.


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