Piqua, OH

Job Description

The Production Support Team Leader/Supervisor will lead the Production Support team and is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of the department while reporting to the Manager of Manufacturing. They will analyze the current buying systems and create the best methods for day-to-day purchasing operations. The Production Support Team Leader/Supervisor will be responsible for overseeing our Purchasing Department, establishing buyer goals based on company inventory needs and sales projections and setting career objectives for each member of the purchasing team. They will have 2 direct reports.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Manager of Manufacturing to effectively plan on-time delivery of sales orders based on available manpower and materials (outsource when necessary).
  • Strategically plan scheduling of material deliveries to meet demanding project schedules.
  • Competitively quote and purchase machine fabrications and commercial components including castings, steel, electrical and hydraulic components, gears and bearings.
  • Visit, select and approve vendors of fabrications, suppliers and machine shops.
  • Manage the company’s day-to-day purchasing activities and ensure that all purchasing agents are meeting their personal performance standards.
  • Strategically plan supplier deliveries to meet demanding project schedules.
  • Process released Bill of Materials in the computer system to generate Job Orders and purchasing requirements and schedule these orders and requirements to meet On-Time deliveries.
  • Process Engineering Change Notices (ECN’s) as required to meet requirements.
  • Review inventory levels and then work with sales & engineering to suggest either adding commonly used materials or parts to stock or reduce stock levels for low usage materials or parts.
  • Building strong collaborative relationships with internal departments including Engineering, Manufacturing, Finance and Quality.
  • Lead weekly production meeting and repair parts meeting to provide information to sales and engineering on sales order status.


Background Profile:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Business Administration
  • 5+ five years purchasing management experience
  • Two or more years’ experience working in a Job Shop environment
  • APICS Certification a plus
  • ERP/MRP Software experience
  • Exposure to ISO-9001 audits and procedures.


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