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Robert Reiser & Co. Inc. Purchasing Manager in Canton, Massachusetts

About Reiser

Reiser has been a leading supplier of processing and packaging equipment solutions to the food industry for more than 60 years. During that time, the company has gained recognition for its high-quality equipment, innovative engineering, and outstanding service and support. The Company’s total commitment to its customers makes Reiser the supplier that processors can trust for better, smarter solutions.

Reiser is in business to serve customers and believes in servant leadership. It is the responsibility of the people at the top of the organization to support those who work directly with customers.

Our company has been growing steadily for many years. As we grow, we want to add talented and successful people to our team. If you want to work for a successful, stable company that is a significant part of an industry that supplies this country with high-quality, sustainable, safe and enjoyable food, we want to meet you.

Company Mission Statement

  • Reiser & Co. will serve the food industry, and other selected markets, by selling and supporting equipment that provides solutions to customer needs.

  • Every customer contact will result in an improved relationship with that customer.

  • We will continuously strive to strengthen our supplier partnerships.

  • We will encourage our fellow employees to reach their potential.

  • Therefore, we will earn a fair profit and ensure our future.

Role Summary:

The Purchasing and Logistics Manager is responsible for timely and adequate stock of parts and supplies necessary to fulfill customer orders and shop needs at the time of those requirements. This manager also leads the logistics team that is responsible for timely and cost-effective delivery of machines to Reiser’s customers and to various trade shows.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manages purchases, and inventory levels to achieve 100% on-time order fulfillment goals. Maintains records including pricing, lead time, safety stock, minimum order quantity, order multiple, supplier information, and performance measures. Utilizes those records to improve our performance. Evaluates excess and obsolete material to disposition and drive corrective action to prevent recurrence.

  • Evaluate suppliers based on their ability to perform to quality, delivery, and cost expectations. Ensure all procured items meet required quality standards and specifications.

  • Recruits and maintains suppliers that provide high quality products and services that are of better quality, a better price, and/or have better delivery times. Research and evaluate buying opportunities and prospective suppliers using solid industry expertise, internal information, and your negotiation skills.

  • Manages and monitors inventory stock position using recommendations from suppliers, understanding trends and automated queues received from the Company’s ERP system, Prelude. Develop reports and tools to help you ensure appropriate quantity and timing of parts and components supply. Expedites problem purchase orders for orders placed by self and others when those responsible for expediting have been unable to get a satisfactory result.

  • Requests bids, analyzes costs, and negotiates best possible outcome with suppliers, including initial cost, latent costs, on-time deliveries, freight costs, quality, quantity, packaging, payment discounts, and claims adjustments.

  • Direct supervision of 8 employees and work closely with others to assure purchase requisitions and orders are properly negotiated, accurate, complete, and timely. Develop a team that thinks and acts as if they are spending their own money.

  • Monitors parts gross profit reports to ensure adequate margin is realized.

  • Oversees resolution of transactional and quality issues related to purchased materials. Quickly addresses suppliers’ failures to meet specifications for quality, quantity, packaging, or paperwork. Evaluate and disposition non-conforming material, resolve invoicing and shipment discrepancies, and manage damage claims.

  • Manages the process of warranty returned parts from notification of pending receipt to return to supplier. Report on untimely return of defective products, the cost to Reiser or our customer of that untimely return and leads corrective action.

  • Analyze data from shipping and delivering processes to find bottlenecks, improved delivery methods, more cost-effective solutions, and other issues.

  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as requested.


  • Strong verbal and non-verbal communication.

  • Organized, analytical and attentive to the details.

  • Able to prioritize tasks, solve sometimes complex problems with creative solutions, and negotiate effectively with suppliers.

  • Servant mentality. Is a team player and is a player-coach.

  • Able to work independently with little supervision.

  • Works with a sense of urgency.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software including Excel, and Word required.


  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or similar field is preferred

  • Minimum 10 years related supply chain / procurement experience

  • Prior supervisory/management experience required