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3 Jun 2021

Full-Time Purchasing Manager

Tarheel Distributors – Posted by Site Admin Gainesville, Georgia, United States

Job Description


Cantrell-Gainco products allow our customers to increase product yields, with a safe and quality system that improves their food processing operations.  Our measuring, monitoring and information-reporting technologies drive corrective actions, labor savings, and process line improvements by giving you accurate, real-time data.  It is success you can measure.


A Purchasing Manager is responsible for evaluating suppliers and negotiating contracts to achieve the lowest price for high-quality goods.


The duties & responsibilities of the Purchasing Manager include, but are not necessarily limited to the following:

  • Developing, leading, and executing purchasing strategies
  • Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.
  • Crafting negotiation strategies and closing deals with optimal terms.
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements documentation.
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify changes of balance in buyer-supplier power.
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking.
  • Assess, manage, and mitigate risks.
  • Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers.
  • Determine quantity and timing of deliveries.
  • Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BS degree in supply chain management, logistics or business administration
  • Proven working experience as Purchasing Manager, Agent or Officer
  • Experience in purchasing technology or raw materials.
  • 5 or more years’ working in a manufacturing environment
  • 5 or more years’ experience with sourcing and vendor management
  • Interest in market dynamics along with business sense
  • A knack for negotiation and networking
  • 5 or more years’ working experience of vendor management software
  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures.
  • Solid judgement along with decision making skills
  • Strong leadership capabilities


Employment at Cantrell-Gainco is contingent upon the successfully completing both a pre-employment background check and a drug screening.

All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US (I-9 form).

Cantrell-Gainco is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)




Strategic Vision


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Bachelors or better in Business Administration or related field.

Bachelors or better in Logistics /Supply Chain Management or related field.



5 years: Working experience of vendor management software

5 years: Experience with sourcing and vendor management

Experience in purchasing technology or raw materials

5 years: Experience as Purchasing Manager, Agent or Officer

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Job Categories: Purchasing. Job Types: Full-Time.

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