Director Purchasing Manager – Chelmsford Operations

Chelsmford , MA

Brand:   Brooks Automation

REQ ID:   R7279

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Senior Purchasing Manager – Chelmsford Operations

Direct oversight of procurement personnel in support of Chelmsford manufacturing operations.   


  • Plans and implements activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control, and related planning of all required production materials.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures, and implement solutions on supply issues.
  • Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain, as scheduled, and the maintenance of inventory at minimum acceptable levels.
  • Responsible for the supply of production raw materials, utilities, and outside services in support of ongoing operations.
  • Support supplier managed inventory programs with the timely release of related blanket and supply release orders.
  • Coordinates with finance/accounting on matters involving inventory carrying costs.  Lead mitigation of any supplier payable issues
  • May assist with the establishment and maintenance of the production control system.
  • Assist in auditing customer inventory levels along with internal and external suppliers to comply with inventory policies and procedures.
  • Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the procurement function.
  • Maintains weekly buyer execution and performance metrics and addresses any execution deficiencies with buying personnel 
  • Responsible for the establishment of measurable functional and strategic goals or priorities for the fiscal year.  Ensures that structures, processes, and systems are aligned to support strategic objectives.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks or projects simultaneously
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Experience with international procurement and logistics
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints desirable
  • Exhibited proficiency in most all Microsoft office applications.
  • Working knowledge of ISO elements and audit requirements as related to the procurement function
  • Strong negotiation skills


  • BA/BS or advanced degree required in supply chain or related technical discipline
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in direct management of procurement operations, supply chain, and/or commodity management 
  • Industry certifications (APICS, CPM, etc.) desirable 
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