California Faucets


California Faucets is looking to bring on a talented Purchasing and Planning Manager. This role is based on site in our Huntington Beach, CA office. The hours for this position will be full-time standard business hours, Monday through Friday.

Job Description/Essential Duties:

Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, this position is responsible for managing material procurement from suppliers around the world, and for sales and operations planning (S&OP) for our factory.  This position is responsible for sourcing, procurement, planning, cost, scheduling, and forecasting to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled on time.  This position is also responsible for developing and managing supplier relationships.

In addition to these duties, the Purchasing and Planning Manager will also:

  • Oversee the procurement and production planning functions of the organization to increase inventory turns, minimize operating expenses, maximize product quality, and meet aggressive customer on-time delivery requirements.
  • Oversee the execution of the forecast process for new and existing products to minimize lead time and maximize customer on-time delivery.
  • Develop a robust Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) program involving C Suite. This will include, but not be limited to performing analysis of customer demand, customer sales forecasts, and historical material usage to develop and execute purchasing plans.
  • Ensure Planners and Buyers investigate cause of critical material shortages, schedule delays and initiate actions to correct these problems.
  • Oversee the daily activities of the Procurement team, reviewing and approving purchase orders, requests for parts, and MRO requirements.
  • Provide reports to sales and management for new product orders, production build schedules, and exceptions to standard schedules.
  • Negotiate with vendors, develop supply contracts, and ensure that the company obtains quality products and services.
  • Develop and maintain Purchasing and Planning Department KPIs.
  • Provide input to cross-functional business teams to develop the best economic strategy for sourcing material to support customer demand.
  • Advise manufacturing and engineering concerning remedial action, part rework, or in-house stock fabrication to ensure work progresses on schedule.
  • Identify, develop and manage effective relationships with existing and potential suppliers of goods and services to meet the established cost, quality and delivery targets.
  • Establish, implement, and manage a system to evaluate, monitor, and report supplier scorecard performance.
  • Keep current on industry trends including but not limited to the price of commodities used at the company.
  • Adhere to established company policies, procedures, terms and conditions and legal matters that affect purchasing policies.
  • Coordinate and work with engineering and manufacturing operations to ensure 100% on-time delivery by establishing and monitoring schedules to proactively identify and address any issues.
  • Participate as a member of the operations team in making cross-functional operational decisions.
  • Create and maintain a positive, collaborative relationship with the various stakeholders operating alongside the Procurement department, including Sales, Quality, Operations, Engineering and Finance.
  • Review current purchase prices and compare to standard prices; provide regular guidance on required standard cost changes.
  • Understand and maximize the usage of the procurement modules in ERP system.
  • Attract, hire, train, set goals, hold reviews, and establish accountability for planning and procurement department resources.
  • Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by implementing, maintaining and aligning company policies that adhere to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The Following Personal Attributes/Skills are Required:

  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English fluently.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
  • A sense of urgency and efficiency in all tasks.
  • Ownership of all assigned areas of responsibility. 
  • Excellent time management skills; must be able to handle multiple priorities simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy; must be able to recognize and resolve discrepancies.
  • Commitment to building and developing a quality team. Ability to delegate and manage a multi-person team.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, honesty, and unwavering commitment to California Faucets ongoing growth and profitability.
  • Team player who can work openly and cooperatively with all company departments and managers.
  • Ability to lead by example and motivate people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
  • Excellent analytical problem-solving ability.
  • Strong negotiating skills.
  • Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.
  • Ability to leverage metrics and other tools to drive supplier performance.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and thrive within the constraints of multiple priorities in a fast-paced working environment, where adaptability and flexibility in response to demand fluctuations is critical.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Management or other related discipline.
  • At least five (5) years of progressive experience in management of materials, procurement, and planning within a design and manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in developing a Sales and Operations Planning program with previous employers.
  • Extensive experience in importing from several countries around the world.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment. 
  • Third-party certified ERP, CPIM, or CSCP (APICS) preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows and all Microsoft Office applications.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel and spreadsheets.
  • Experience in lean, six sigma, or other similar environments preferred.
  • Bilingual with English/Spanish or English/Mandarin preferred.

What's in It for You:

Competitive compensation -- in addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and life insurance, paid holidays and vacation, a matching 401(k) plan, and more. Many of these offerings are at NO COST to the employee!