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Purchasing Manager

Date: Jun 13, 2022

Location: Menomonee Falls, WI, US

Company: W.C. Bradley Co.

Job Summary

Lamplight has been in business for over 50 years and continues to grow year over year with innovative products such as the TIKI® Brand Patio Fire Pit and Bitefighter™ LED String Lights.  This is an exciting time to join Lamplight and help us GROW FASTER and RAISE THE BAR!

As the PURCHASING MANAGER for TIKI® Brand, you will manage and coordinate the sourcing and purchase of goods and materials in the most efficient and economical manner possible. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage a robust base of supplier relationships; address and resolve supplier issues and concerns.
  • Negotiate terms of important and complex contracts and orders; recommend major supply/material purchases as appropriate due to pricing and availability shifts; seek favorable pricing to include discounts and rebates.
  • Own the on Supplier on time scorecard and drive towards a high performing percentage that minimizes DOH and stockouts.
  • Develop key metrics that manage the performance of the purchasing function (PO’s placed on time, aged past due PO’s, PPV, purchasing part master data updates, etc..)
  • Manage the inventory control function and team focused on cycle count and inventory location accuracy to meet forecasted demand for customer orders.
  • Review and approve the selection of vendors; ensure buyers are trained to assess vendor capabilities, sourcing development, and vendor performance.
  • Continuously evaluate and seek efficiencies to improve the systems and procedures of the Purchasing department/team.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of trends and standards of practice in the Purchasing function.
  • Provide leadership, coaching, and direction to the Purchasing team, including domestic and international team members.

Qualification Requirements

  • Business Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Marketing, or related Field of Study
  • Seven (7) years of purchasing/procurement experience of which at least two (2) years must be in a supervisory capacity.
  • Applicable experience within the consumer products manufacturing industry is preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with SAP. S4 Hana and IBP Supply
  • Knowledge of domestic and international contract writing.
  • Knowledge of Just in Time (JIT) and Lean management principles.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to negotiate both reasonable and favorable contract terms for the Company.
  • Ability to travel within the United States and internationally 10% of the time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), and/or Certified in Procurement and Supply Operations are preferred.

Physical Requirements

Lamplight Farms is on the border of Butler and Menomonee Falls, just off I-45.  At Lamplight, we provide a HYBRID work environment, balancing in-office requirements with work from home opportunities. 

This position is eligible for the complete benefit package offered by our parent company, the W.C. Bradley Co, and includes paid time off for holidays, vacation, and additional vacation purchase option; generous 401K company match; paid time off for volunteering; eligibility in the annual company bonus program; adjusted summer hours and MUCH MORE! 


For employment within the United States, Lamplight Farms Incorporate, a division of the W.C. Bradley Co., uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired team members.  To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service at


Lamplight Farms Incorporated, like all divisions of the W.C. Bradley Co.
is an Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Discrimination and all unlawful harassment (including sexual harassment) in employment is not tolerated. We encourage success based on our individual merits and abilities without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, or veteran status. We support and obey laws that prohibit discrimination where we do business.

Federal law requires Lamplight Farms Incorporated, like all divisions of the W.C. Bradley Co. to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. If you are interested in applying for employment with Lamplight Farms Incorporated and require special assistance or accommodation to complete any part of the application and pre-employment process, please contact our Human Resources Office at 262.790.8616 or visit us at W140N4900 Lilly Rd, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.

Nearest Major Market: Waukesha
Nearest Secondary Market: Milwaukee

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