Manager of Purchasing and Materials

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Synapse International

Synapse International

11-50 employees

AI-powered global talent recruitment solutions



Worcester, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • 5+ years of Purchasing and Materials Management experience
  • Entrepreneurial and agile management approach
  • Experience with perishable goods or those with a limited shelf life
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management
  • Proven history of developing effective inventory management policies
  • Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Computer skills required: Inventory and integrated ERP/Accounting Software, Oracle NetSuite strongly preferred with NetStock a plus; Warehouse Management System Software; Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Immediately identify and prioritize key product classes and SKUs based on movement, replenishment requirements, and system settings
  • Continuous assessment of product velocity by SKU and branch, and development of systems to maximize agile response to changing conditions
  • Develop and maintain key supplier relationships; negotiate, develop, and maintain all procurement contracts for competitive pricing, service levels, and legal terms
  • Forecast price and market trends to identify opportunities for improving costs/service
  • Review/revise supplier scorecards and audit process as appropriate
  • Work closely with sales, operations, and branch management to ensure the most responsive supplier service
  • Perform cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking
  • Ensure inventory levels support demand, minimizing stock outs
  • Develop/enhance robust demand planning procedures to support the business, while continuously striving to eliminate slow-moving, excess, and obsolete inventory
  • Supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, training, directing and supervising, evaluating and ensuring the success of staff in the Materials department

Synapse International excels as a desirable workplace due to its strong emphasis on technology-driven solutions in the recruitment industry, leveraging AI to enhance hiring processes effectively. This approach not only positions the company at the forefront of tech-enabled recruitment solutions but also fosters a culture of technical excellence and efficiency among its global workforce. The proprietary AI-driven methods facilitate the building of exceptional teams, making it an attractive environment for those passionate about transformative tech and optimal team compositions.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Marina del Rey, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth