Purchasing Manager – Hialeah, FL


Seeking a great opportunity to use your procurement, negotiation and global sourcing skills?  If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!  Our company is seeking a Purchasing Manager to hit the ground running.  This is a strategic role that will have significant impact on a fast growing company in the promotional products industry.  We offer our customers complete solutions: from initial (concept) design to international manufacturing to warehouse solutions.  You’ll immediately recognize our Fortune 500 customers – from major cruise lines and hospitality and entertainment superstars to a broad spectrum of industries.  Business is booming and our tireless CEO needs a strong Purchasing Manager who will be responsible for the procurement and global sourcing of novelties, promotional products and products for retail and services.  Developing and implementing an effective sourcing structure and creating and streamlining procedures is critical to the position, as well as managing supplier relationships, price negotiation, planning, production, inventory control, quality and factory control.  You will also be managing our team in China.

What makes us different?

  • We are a small and nimble team – there is no bureaucracy here
  • We are an international company with offices in Mexico, Vietnam and, of course, China (15+ years)
  • We continue to invest in capabilities that allow us to delight our customers: cutting-edge laser engraving & 3D printing as well as embroidery and silk-screen machines
  • We design, manufacture, assemble and warehouse our custom-manufactured products, which are sourced from all over the world
  • Most importantly, we understand the difference between ‘working’ and ‘producing’

Snap Shot of Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensure RFQ’s are turned around in 24-48 hours
  • Manage the team of 3 in China to secure the best pricing
  • Plan, develop and buy materials, parts, supplies and equipment in a timely and cost effective manner while maintaining high quality standards and specifications
  • Keep abreast of market trends, changes in business practices in assigned markets, new or altered material entering the market, etc.
  • Work with manufacturers on custom-designed items according to customer’s specific needs
  • Create and implement KPI’s
  • Streamline and write procedures

Traits required for success:

  • Strategic thinker who sees the big picture
  • Dedicated to achieving high standards of accuracy and quality
  • Strong analytical and technical problem solving skills
  • Develops sound, carefully thought-out solutions
  • Self reliant and independent
  • Exercises close control of processes, tasks and results


  • Minimum 2 years experience as a buyer with an importing company
  • Experience with online RFQ’s, RFI’s and RFP’s
  • General understanding of manufacturing, wholesale and retail markets
  • Experience with global sourcing
  • Understanding of both social and materials compliance
  • Able to work off hours on overseas time schedules (specifically China) on a regular basis
  • Strong skills in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Of value:
    • Experience in logistics
    • Experience in the Promotional industry with ASI and ESP