Toyoda Americas Corporation

Corporate Purchasing Manager

Job ID
Regular Full-Time
Travel %
Corporate Headquarters
US-IL-Arlington Heights



The Corporate Purchasing Manager maximizes efficiency of the company by controlling the flow of goods and services for all functional areas.


Essential Duties:

  • Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, and supplies
  • Communicate with vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Recommend products for purchase through testing, observation, and/or examination
  • Estimate value of goods/services according to knowledge of fair market price and prepare purchase orders/bid requests
  • Review vendor bid(s) and negotiate the terms/contracts within her/his budgetary limitations and scope of authority
  • Maintain procurement records of goods/services purchased, cost, delivery, performance/quality, inventory, and other metrics
  • Discuss defective or unacceptable goods/services with users/vendors to determine source of issues and take corrective action
  • Collaborate with leadership in internal departments to evaluate, determine, and execute fulfillment of company strategy

Supervisory Responsibilities:

The Corporate Purchasing Manager has personnel supervisory responsibility for at least two Buyers. and has direct responsibility of short/long term projects and their strategic objectives.



The Corporate Purchasing Manager must be flexible for company funded travel during 0-10% of the typical work week.  Some projects may require travel by automobile/car and/or airplane. 


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to provide valid proof of identity and valid United States work authorization documentation
  • Ability to successfully complete a company-paid drug test and pre-employment baseline physical
  • Hearing, color vision, and the ability to push at least 10 pounds and lift at least 5 pounds
  • Hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate office equipment
  • Written and verbal communication skills in the English language, including ability to communicate with C-level executives
  • Attention to detail, self-motivation, organization, and the ability to process confidential information
  • Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of machining fundamentals is highly desired
  • Ability to interpret technical engineering documents (schematic drawings, machine/part blueprints, etc.) is highly desired
  • Written and verbal communication skills in the Spanish, Japanese, and/or Portuguese languages is/are highly desired

Required Education, Experience, and Licensing:

  • Baccalaureate degree in Supply Chain Management, or equivalent education/experience
  • 5+ years of experience with the Microsoft suite of products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience with the advanced functions of Microsoft Excel (formulas, macros, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience with personnel management of direct reports
  • 5+ years of experience with procurement management for goods and services
  • 5+ years of experience with advanced negotiation strategy
  • Application of prior supply chain management experience to a manufacturing environment is highly desired
  • Experience with corporate-level vehicle fleet management is highly desired
  • Post-secondary certificate or licensing in a trade related to supply chain management (CSCP, CPIM, etc.) is highly desired

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is mostly performed in an office-type setting with minimal exposure to health or safety hazards which require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses with side shields and mandatory hearing protection. The duties of this position require sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment.


EOE/AA/ADA: All are encouraged to apply.


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