Job Summary:\ Plan, oversee, and administer all activities used throughout the organization related to timely, cost effective procurement. Promote and maintain vendor relations. Administer the company credit card program, fuel cards, and other purchased goods. This salaried, exempt position will work without direct supervision.\ \ Essential Functions: \ *Develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures and implement solutions.\ *Procure energy products, raw materials, and services in a cost-effective manner.\ *Administer the company credit card, fuel cards, and other purchased goods. \ *Encourage and support the use of the financial software system with the company\'s authorized buyers. \ *Administer the purchasing and inventory modules within the company financial software system. \ *Promote and maintain vendor relations with integrity and fairness.\ *Facilitate companywide vendor negotiations.\ *Report market trends or changes that may impact specific areas of the company and/or the company overall.\ *Monitor and promote the use of vendor performance evaluations.\ *Research and execute cost-saving opportunities. \ *Prepare and detail information so that vendors responding to requests for quotes will fully understand the bid package and expectations. \ *Analyze or assist in the analysis of vendor bid proposals. The relevant aspects of the proposals received should be weighted as to their overall importance and, therefore, given appropriate consideration. \ *Represent the company and conduct business in a manner that conveys the company\'s image. \ *Occasionally work more than 40 hours per week and non-traditional hours.\ *Travel and/or drive personal vehicle to GOH operations, events, and other locations, at times requiring out-of-town/overnight travel.\ *Exercise proper care and maintenance of company equipment.\ *Perform additional assignments per supervisor\'s direction. \ \ Knowledge of: \ * Information sources and contacts (web sites, publications, utilities, market consultants, marketers, brokers, regulatory agencies, etc.) \ * Common purchasing terminology and jargon.\ * Microsoft Office software.\ * Accounting functions, processes and inter departmental interactions.\ \ Ability to:\ * Learn and follow GOH company policies and procedures.\ * Maintain confidential information.\ \ Qualifications: \ * Excellent interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.\ * Demonstrate strong organizational and analytical skills to effectively and efficiently handle multiple priorities with short deadlines.\ * Prefer Certified Purchasing Manager.\ \ Education: \ * Bachelor\'s degree in Business, Accounting, Logistics or related field required. \ \ Experience: \ * Ten years of experience in purchasing or related field preferred.\ \ Required Training:\ * Basic Management\ * Drug Free\ * Selecting\ \ Physical Requirements:\ * Constant (67-100%) Talk and hear in conversations with customers.\ * Constant (67-100%) Sit for sustained periods of time.\ * Constant (67-100%) Able to see and read PC screens, read normal type size print.\ * Frequent (34-66%) Use/operate basic office equipment such as phones, computer, file cabinets, copier, etc.\ *Frequent (34-66%) Use fingers/hands to type, write and file.\ *Frequent (34-66%) Bending, stooping, stretching, and prolonged standing.\ * Occasional (0-33%) Lift and/or transport items weighing less than 25 pounds from one location to another throughout shift.\ *Occasional (0-33%) Wear required personal protective equipment.\ * Occasional (0-33%) Work in field or plant environment with exposure to adverse or extreme weather conditions, exhaust fumes, noise, dust, extreme temperatures.\ * Occasional (0-33%) Walk and work on uneven terrain.\ * Occasional (0-33%) Sit in vehicle for sustaine periods of time.\ * Occasional (0-33%) Travel and/or drive personal vehicle to trainings, meetings, events, etc.\ \ The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria considered necessary to perform the job successfully.