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Purchasing Leader

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Plexus Corp.

Neenah, WI

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Job Overview

Plexus is seeking a talented Purchasing Leader that will be responsible for directing and coordinating all purchasing activities and personnel supporting the challenging needs and levels of service expected by the Focus Factory Buying team's customer base.

Mentor and manage the Focus Factory Buying team to ensure optimum effectiveness while acting as a role model and projecting a positive attitude. This should also include monitoring workload distribution among the team members and allocating tasks appropriately.

Ensure the Focus Factory Buying team is following the Escalation Process on a regular basis and participate in this process as required. Ensure Buyers and PA’s attend WO Detail meetings, are prepared to provide status updates, and follow the escalation process in order to effectively drive material and resolve shortages.

Act as a liaison to customer for Tactical Purchasing issues to ensure effective resolution. This will also include ensuring team members are trained and have a good understanding of the requirements of customer contracts (LOI/LOU, PSA, MSA, etc.) and are in compliance with the applicable requirements.

Skills & Abilities

Problem solving/reason: Ability to solve a variety of concrete variables, at times with limited information. And, ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule format.

Scope/impact: Executes and provides input to functional processes or technologies. Assists in achieving Focus Factory Buying Team's objectives. May lead a major initiative that impacts multiple focus teams and/or customers.

Communication: Effective in gaining cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific performance overviews/projects/schedules.

Leadership: Demonstrates skills in performance management, teaching/facilitating, coaching and mentoring.

Language skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or general regulations. Ability to write clear and concise reports, business correspondence and procedures and presents clear and factually based information and responses to questions from suppliers, managers and/or customers.

Education & Experience:

A minimum of a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required for this position; a Bachelor's degree in Business is preferred.

Experience of 5 years is required for this position, assuming education requirements are met. Equivalent industry experience of 5 or more years is highly desirable.

Procurement experience and a demonstrated level of leader/supervisory experience in a similar or related business is required.


The International Trafficking in Arms Treaty (ITAR), requires that employees who work in the position for which Plexus is hiring must be, and be able to provide proof of American Citizenship, permanent residency (Green Card) or political asylum.

Working At Plexus

Empowering People, Innovating Solutions, Achieving Excellence

Plexus is a global company that values your growth and development and knows that our success is the direct result of our empowered, hard-working and dedicated people. At Plexus you can push the boundaries of innovation and discover your highest potential. Whether you’re an experienced professional or skilled manufacturer looking to expand and enhance your career, a recent graduate ready to make an impact or a student eager to gain hands on internship experience, you can make a difference with us.

At Plexus we provide opportunities for growth and development at every level and encourage all employees to be leaders. The foundation of our culture is built around Our Values and How We Lead behaviors exemplified by our Plexus People: Customer Focus, Relationships & Teamwork, Integrity, Open Communication, Excellence, Prioritize Our People, Solve Problems, Be Courageous, Be Strategic, and Innovate.

Our global operations allow us to attract people with broad and diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Discover why more than 12,500 dedicated individuals choose Plexus as the workplace of choice to grow their careers. Apply today!

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Company Profile
Plexus uses a unique Product Realization service model to transform your concepts into branded products and deliver them to your target markets. We tailor innovative solutions that integrate product conceptualization, design, commercialization, manufacturing, fulfillment and sustaining services. Whether you operate in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific region or worldwide, Plexus can deliver turnkey solutions to make your project a success.

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