Purchasing Manager

Tonawanda, NY (Corp)

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Job Description

We have a Purchasing Manager position available at our Corporate office in Tonawanda, NY.  This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the corporate Travel and Entertainment and Purchasing credit card programs as well as: 

  • Identifying current suppliers that accept P-cards as a payment method and transfer them over to the new ordering and payment system.  Establish limits and policies to meet company objectives.
  • Maintaining all aspects of the Executive credit card program.
  • Responsibility for quarterly analysis of spend by vendor within each division and business unit and for communicating information to upper management and to each business unit.
  • Enforcing and updating as needed all Corporate Purchasing Policies and Procedures. 
  • Managing and maintaining vendor relationships in areas of corporate shared services:  janitorial/cleaning services, cleaning supplies, office supplies, water and coffee services, uniforms and rugs, cell phones and communication, safety supplies, small package shipping services, postage equipment, and off-site storage of documents and electronic data.
  • Managing and maintaining the Vendor data base and the New Vendor set up and approval process across all business units and divisions and within the various computer software systems.
  • Responsibility for overseeing that all active NOCO vendors meet NOCO’s insurance coverage requirements and that all Certificates of Insurance on file are current and up-to-date.
  • Maintaining Certificates of Insurance that are issued to NOCO customers and oversee the yearly renewal process.
  • Identifying opportunities for cost savings, ways to consolidate vendors and utilize NOCO’s multi-divisional purchasing power to secure most favorable pricing and terms.
  • Facilitating and seeing through to implementation all Requests For Proposals/Quotes  (RFP/RFQ) for corporate shared services and for opportunities specific to individual business units.
  • Managing, training, evaluating and directing the Corporate Purchasing Coordinator in the purchasing and vendor maintenance functions. 
  • Working closely with all NOCO business units and divisions and offer support on all purchasing projects specific to their organization.
  • Managing and maintaining the NOCO Vehicle Program which includes vehicle registrations, permits, leasing, forecasting replacement schedules, buy-outs, etc.
  • Identifying opportunities to streamline processes and improve systems and work closely with the IT department to see these through to implementation.
  • Assisting in resolving accounts payable issues with the Accounts Payable department and appropriate business division. 


  • B.S. in Business, Supply Chain or related field.
  • Certification in Purchasing Management is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of supply chain and purchasing management techniques.
  • Knowledge of commercial insurance coverage.
  • Five or more years of purchasing experience.
  • Supervisory and employee development experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills.   
  • Microsoft Office application knowledge and proficiency. 

EOE/AA Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran