Purchasing Manager in Fond du Lac, WI at Ahern

Date Posted: 9/16/2020

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Job Description

Ahern, one of the leading mechanical and fire protection contractors in the United States, has an exciting opportunity for a Purchasing Manager to support our Fire Protection division working out of our Fond du Lac office. Building a first class reputation in the industry since 1880 did not happen by chance. It has developed over time through our commitment to conducting business ethically and by providing continuous learning, improvement and development opportunities for its number one asset, employees. You owe it to yourself to find out what Ahern has to offer!

How you will contribute:  

You will be exposed to all facets of the purchasing/procurement function here at Ahern and lead a Purchasing team of 6 employees.  This position will ultimately assist us to move from a tactical emphasis to a more strategic view that aligns with the company’s strategic goals and initiatives.  The manager will be responsible for developing and training the team, recruiting and hiring decisions for the department, improving the department’s efficiency, becoming a product expert, researching new products and technology, enhancing our pricing process, manage the procurement of materials and ensure on time delivery, and building relationships with our internal network as well as our suppliers.

What you need to qualify:
Ahern will help make the most of your Bachelor degree in Supply Chain or related field.  Four to six years of work experience in purchasing/procurement/supply chain preferred. You can stand out above other candidates by demonstrating the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven work environment.  A commitment to providing exceptional customer service, possessing strong written and verbal communication skills, and being able to execute tasks with a great amount of detail will be crucial.  You will need to possess the ability to influence the organization and develop action strategies to enhance the overall Supply Chain operation and have a proven leadership record.

What's in it for you?

Working for the 19th largest mechanical contractor in the United States comes with many perks. The Company has a commitment to excellence that extends beyond our outstanding customer satisfaction ratings and numerous safety awards.  The Company extends this commitment by passing a significant amount of profits back to employees through bonus programs, and generous 401K match. Ahern has a health benefits package that ranks in the top 25% of all plans nationally.  Ahern also has a wellness program that was designed to keep employees and their families happy and healthy.  Significant investment in employee training programs, advancement opportunities, educational assistance, and flexible work schedules have helped Ahern stand out above others in the industry.   Experience for yourself why Ahern has been voted the Best Place to Work!

Ahern is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages veterans, women, minorities, and disabled individuals to apply.

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