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Listing Date: 2022-01-03
Position: Engineering Purchasing Manager
Job Type: Full-Time

Laciny Bros., Inc., a family-owned custom fabrication company, is seeking a full-time Purchasing Manager to join our team. Since 1916, Laciny Bros. has specialized in providing quality custom fabrication in a wide variety of industries and applications.  As a multi-disciplined “jack of all trades”, we offer a fast paced, rewarding work environment that fosters creativity, teamwork and high-end craftsmanship. 

As a Purchasing Manager, you will be tasked with maintaining relationships with our current vendors, as well as seeking out new sources in order to save time and money. 

  • Coordinate the placement of purchase orders and/or delivery of materials, working in a team environment with Design Engineers, Controls Engineers, Operations, Finance, and other departments for maximum operational effectiveness
  • Interface with Engineering, Operations, Management, etc. on a daily basis to communicate job status and understand needs and priorities
  • Alert the team to deviations from established plans and champion issue resolution
  • Establishes, develops and maintains positive business, customer, vendor, and contractor/technician relationships
  • Manages supplier relations and negotiates prices where applicable
  • Researches and evaluates procurement opportunities and prospective suppliers using industry expertise and relationships
  • Ensures all procured items meet required quality standards and specifications
  • Works with all project managers to ensure necessary raw materials are being procured in timely and cost-effective manner
  • Stays informed on new suppliers, materials, manufacturing methods, supply chain management practices, strategic sourcing methodology and techniques
  • Develops and employs effective negotiations techniques, including market knowledge, to secure the best value possible on new materials and components
  • Assists with some administrative tasks, including controlling and updating Job Management Software, help with AR/AP and other various office tasks
  • Assigns general ledger codes and enter accounts payable, check that all AP are accurately entered against correct ledger codes
Skill Requirements

An ideal candidate would have experience with, knowledge of, and/or be skilled in the following:

  • Organizational Skills and the ability to switch quickly from one task to another
  • A firm understanding of non-corporate, family business culture
  • Familiarity with metal fabrication/manufacturing/automation
  • Experience in areas of sourcing, manufacturing, engineering, or supply chain
  • The ability to develop and maintain vendor relationships
  • Understanding of common materials & coatings used for component design
  • Knowledge of common fabrication processes used to produce parts
  • Highly developed interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Strong sense of ambition, self-motivation and self-discipline
  • Strong attention to detail in a highly nuanced and niche industry
  • Strong critical thinking and negotiating skills
  • Energetic, professional and positive demeanor, and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experienced in a collaborative, fast paced, team environment, with the ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Technology/Network savvy
  • Ability to research and recognize market trends
  • Has familiarity with JobBoss ERP management database
  • Assist in maintaining the businesses’ reputation within the community through positive networking and executing tasks through high ethics


  • Bachelor’s degree (Minimum)
  • Experience in Manufacturing and/or Industrial applications is preferred
  • 5+ years’ work experience preferred
  • Competitive Pay
  • Health Benefits
  • Profit Sharing
  • Cash Bonuses
  • Safe Harbor 401(k)
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