Purchasing Director – National Composites – Troy, MI

National Composites is one of the fastest growing companies in the composites industry and is a market leader. Our team takes pride in building and supplying parts for some of the household names in the markets we serve. National is a growth focused company with a people first culture and we are looking for motivated candidates striving to learn and grow. With multiple different departments, facilities, and constant new projects and roles emerging, there is a spot at National for many different skill sets and talents. In addition, there is a potential for growth for you as an employee at National.

The industry of composites and advanced materials is one of the fastest growing industries in the US and demands continue to rise. At National Composites we are leading the charge of innovation building parts for military vehicles, Fire and Rescue, Medical market, Marine market, Heavy equipment, and more. Join our team and grow a career in an ever-expanding market, as an industry leader.

For more information about National Composites please visit our website: nationalcomposites.com

General Responsibility: To oversee Purchasing Coordinators at each facility, ensuring product, budgets and customer service is met timely and within scope required.

Essential Functions:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Facilitates the acquisition of company supplies and equipment and ensures that vital inventory is kept in stock

· Negotiate, implement, and maintain supply agreements with key supply base

· Facilitate the consolidation of materials and suppliers for common or similar materials across all facilities

· Track and report out on raw materials price indexes

· Create and maintain meaningful liaison with vendors

· Assist Production Management and Leads to determine the amount and type of materials needed and ensure they are delivered timely

· Assist with electronic and physical inventory as needed

· Contact vendors for quotes and proposals

· Arrange meetings with vendors and confer with them in order to provide them with requirements

· Maintain purchase order systems in place

· Monitor all purchasing concerns and report discrepancies to vendors

· Ensure purchasing records are legible and organized

· Assist management with evaluating formal bids and make recommendations for awarding contracts

· Research pricing information and compare prices and quotations

· Assist with various plant functions such as audits, equipment receiving and shipment tracking coming and going

· Utilize a variety of computer programs to create and maintain purchasing log

  • Utilize and keep up to date on ERP system and processes
  • Ensure ERP data is properly updated and maintained
  • Collect and analyze purchasing/costs data to reduce overall costs and maximize profit
  • Recommend improvements to the company’s purchasing processes and policies to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness within the purchasing department

Job Type: Full-time


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)


  • Purchasing: 2 years (Preferred)
  • Manufacturing: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

Source: Indeed.com
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