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Procurement Manager (Supply Chain) – Remote

Harbor Freight Tools USA, Inc.

This is a Contract position in Calabasas, CA posted October 27, 2021.

The Manager- Procurement is responsible for all aspects of procurement for multiple medium/large projects with moderate to high complexity. Manager-Procurement is responsible for facilitating project requests through the procurement process and will act as the procurement partner for large dollar and/or complex projects. The Manager-Procurement must demonstrate a strong commitment to stakeholder relationships by proactively communicating and taking ownership of risks/issues and facilitating effective outcomes in a timely manner. This position requires the individuals to have a working knowledge of technology platforms and solutions across a broad spectrum. The Manager – Procurement needs to achieve cost savings while maintaining internal and external relationships

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish, build, and maintain relationships with all key stakeholders
  • Negotiate pricing, contracts, and payment terms with suppliers
  • Provide support toward resolution of any grievances, claims, conflicts, product non-conformance or quality issues
  • Prepare and maintain supplier evaluation forms
  • Prepare statistical analysis of market trends for long range purchasing strategies
  • Provide management with forecasts of market conditions, price trends, and potential problem areas
  • Analyze and evaluate all elements of cost and all procurement transactions of assigned projects for maximum cost improvement
  • Estimate values according to knowledge of market price. Determine method of procurement, such as direct purchase or bid
  • Prepare bid requests (RFx). Review bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority
  • Author/facilitate strategic documents such as Project Charters, RFx, detailed project plans, and present project updates to business owners
  • Drive cross-functional teams to identify, prepare, and/or ensure completion of high quality, professional deliverables as required by each project plan. Facilitate development of clear project scopes
  • Lead efforts to eliminate non-value added activities within project scope, increase quality and service, and reduce costs
  • Provide guidance and leadership to buyers. Prioritize their project activities into manageable work efforts and determine an effective approach and timeline to completing the work
  • Proactively identify and manage risks, issues, and cross-project dependencies
  • Monitor and report on project activities and reporting on status within published timelines
  • Follow corporate and divisional procurement guidelines and policies
  • Additional Duties as assigned by management
  • Regular Attendance is required


Job Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 7-12 years’ experience in Procurement / Sourcing roles

Job Qualifications- Skills

  • Advanced knowledge of procurement concepts, practices, and procedures required
  • Computer literate- MS Office, ERP systems
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Multi-task well and prioritize workload with limited supervision
  • Exercise multi-situational decision making
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of Supply Management, Tracking Budget Expenses, Vendor Relationships, Organization, Customer Service processes and systems.
  • Ability to read contracts, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form


  • C.P.M. and/or CPIM certification desirable


  • Staff supervision and Development – Yes
  • Decision Making –
    • Drafts policy documents and resolves problems
    • Provides data for decision support
    • Negotiates on behalf of management
    • Provides consultation or expert advice
    • Participates in planning business objectives
    • Represents the company in handling complaints, disputes or resolving grievances
  • Travel – 10 %
  • Location – Remote


About Harbor Freight Tools

In 1977, Harbor Freight Tools was started as a small family-owned business. We made a commitment to provide working people with great quality tools at the lowest prices. And for over 43 years, Harbor Freight Tools has done just that. From hand tools and generators, to air and power tools, from shop equipment to automotive tools, Harbor Freight offers more than 5,000 tools and accessories at quality levels that match or exceed competing brands, but at prices that are up to 80% less. All while developing and launching over 1,000 new tools each year. We’re not your typical retailer. We’re a team of high-achievers, who have a passion for excellence and continuous improvement and obsess about getting things done. We’re also equally committed to doing the right thing and giving back to our community. And for us, collaboration is the golden rule. We’re a 43 year-old, $5 billion company with over 1,100 stores, opening 2-3 new stores a week with over 40 million loyal customers and growing. If you are looking for a not so ordinary and highly rewarding career opportunity, we would love to talk with you. Delivering Value to the Hardworking Since 1977.


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