National Purchasing Manager at Wahoo Docks, LLC in Dahlonega, Georgia

Posted in Management 9 days ago.

Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Company Overview:

Meeco Sullivan - The Marina Company with the addition of Wahoo Docks, has over 140 years of experience and a well-earned reputation for the highest quality steel, timber and aluminum dock systems that are time tested and storm proven. With our three manufacturing facilities in Warwick, New York, McAlester, OK and Dahlonega, GA we have more production capacity and expertise in galvanized steel, timber and aluminum than anyone in North America.

Position:  National Purchasing Manager

Location:  Dahlonega, GA

Job Summary:

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for maintaining an appropriate level of inventory by placing orders and tracking incoming orders. This position requires an intimate knowledge of the materials and how they are used in production. This person will work closely with the Plant Manager and Production Manager to ensure there are adequate materials on hand to keep a continuous production flow without over purchasing or over stocking an abundance of materials.

 Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Negotiation and Purchasing of all materials for the company

  • Research new vendors and new products to ensure diversity in suppliers

  • Creation of Purchase Orders, Purchase requisitions and price quotes

  • Propose improvements to current purchasing system that will improve vendor relations and lower the cost of doing business

  • Collaborate with production and sales to develop metrics for gauging inventory level needs and then maintaining those levels throughout the year

  • Collaborate with design team to ensure specialty materials are available for production

  • Work closely with other locations to develop national purchasing programs

  • Vender meetings and relationship development

  • Provide material pricing to estimating department

  • Communicate known delays with estimating and operations for production scheduling

  • Research industry trends that may affect lead times and pricing, proposing any necessary reactions

  • Receive all fulfilled Purchase Orders

  • Additional duties as required

Why you should apply:

If you are looking for a great company to work for with an excellent benefit package to include, paid holidays, PTO, affordable Healthcare plans, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD/LTD and 401(k) with Company Match, then you should Join our Winning Team!

*All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

Job Requirements:


  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Microsoft Office: Word, and Outlook

  • Minimum 5 years inventory management experience

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a purchasing role

  • Good communication skills; good phone etiquette

  • Basic math skills

  • Data entry accuracy

  • QuickBooks a plus

  • High School Diploma required; Bachelors Degree preferred