Purchasing Supervisor

Job Location US-AL-Opelika
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is looking for experienced individuals for a Direct-Hire Purchasing Supervisor role with a large, industry leading, manufacturer!The successful candidate must be competent and qualified to assist the sawmill operations in obtaining cost-effective, quality parts and supplies. The candidate will work closing with the mill’s management to ensure the proper and timely inventory supply along with meeting and exceeding the mill’s operating goals and cost budget.


  • Receive, store, and issue parts and materials to mill personnel.
  • Purchase all maintenance, repair, operating supplies and services in a timely manner.
  • Research and gather required information and write up descriptions for entering new items into inventory.
  • Enter MRP (Materials Requirement Planning) and cycle counts into Oracle system.
  • Meet or exceed key performance measures.
  • Negotiate, manage, and monitor supplies contracts.
  • Develop and maintain long term vendor relationships.
  • Assure purchasing policies and compliance is followed.
  • Comply with safety and corporate guidelines.
  • Maintain a clean and orderly storeroom.




  • A minimum of four years purchasing experience is preferably with a wood products company or at a lumber manufacturing business.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong planning, decision-making, and organizational skills.
  • Experience with Oracle is a plus.
  • Must successfully complete a pre-employment drug screen and background check.
  • Four year degree (BS/BA) preferred.
  • Prefer experience with a wood products company or at a lumber manufacturing business




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