Minco Products Inc.

Purchasing Supervisor

Job Locations US-MN-Fridley


We are seeking an experienced Purchasing Supervisor to build, lead, and develop the Purchasing team and will help build procurement solutions for business needs. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning, directing, and coordinating all purchasing activities, negotiating and enforcing organization's commercial and legal contract terms and conditions. Developing and maintaining relationships with key vendors/suppliers, contributing to our organization's enterprise-wide purchasing efforts, identifying opportunities for cost reduction, and coordinating operating departments on cost savings and improved processes.



  • Lead a team of purchasing professionals by hiring, training, evaluating, and managing performance, develop and empower your team, providing compensation recommendations and offering other rewards and recognition that will help you develop a team of high performers.
  • Develop, analyze, and review status and team performance reporting. Assign commodity responsibilities and implement improvement strategies.
  • Evaluate price, commodity, and/or market trends to identify risks or opportunities.
  • Partner with internal and external customers to understand project needs and timelines.
  • Manage high-profile or high-risk suppliers and escalate and mitigate risks providing recommendations to leadership and/or colleagues.
  • Perform standard purchasing processes for complex or highly sensitive suppliers and/or products.
  • Review and maintain accurate work instructions and operational support documents.
  • Create, maintain, and support a continuous improvement (CI) culture.  Partner with employees to identify and implement CI activities to support company strategies using CI principles and tools (Lean, Standard Work, Six Sigma, problem solving, innovation, etc.).


Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of post-high school education
  • 5+ years of experience within a manufacturing environment using an ERP system
  • 1+ years of experience in a supply chain discipline outside purchasing
  • 1+ years of experience leading teams

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Completion of educational course work through ASCM (Association for Supply Chain Management – Formerly APICS)
  • Provide formalized coaching

Professional Skills Required:

  • Lead and motivate employees
  • Supervise and evaluate employee performance
  • Conflict resolution
  • Lead and build teams
  • Investigate and resolving problems
  • Ensure compliance with department policies and procedures and applicable laws, rules, and regulations
  • Computer skills; Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); and other applicable applications


This position is a regular full-time position located in our headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota which is available only to current members of the Purchasing Department. It is not an addition to headcount.



Why Minco?


At Minco, we offer benefits and services that help balance work life and personal life, a competitive wage and benefits package, opportunities for continuous improvement and personal growth, and company celebrations – some of the many reasons that make Minco a great place to work!


Current Purchasing Department employees: please apply via www.minco.com. 


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran, marital, or disability status.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.


Minco Products, Inc. is an E-Verify employer.


This position requires use of information or access to hardware and software which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the definition of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.


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