Purchasing Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Costa Mesa


Tenured Employees, Great Work-Life Balance, Strong Benefits


This well-established company spans across several countries including the US, Switzerland, France, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. For the past 84 years, they have produced high quality automatic control valves using over 50 varieties of metals and grades. Currently, they have a head-count of 400+ employees with an average tenure of 16 years. In this position, you would have the opportunity to work at their headquarters located in Costa Mesa, CA. 


In this position, you would be responsible for a variety of tasks relating to planning, purchase and acquisition of material, equipment, supplies, and services, while working with all divisions to reduce costs, improve product quality, improve supplier relations and reduce waste.


This is a 1st shift position from 6 AM - 2:30 PM, Monday - Friday. 


Benefits include:

  • 2 weeks of PTO 
  • Standard paid holidays
  • Sick time
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance 
  • 401k program
  • Company events such as catered lunches & holiday parties 
  • Potential bonuses based on company & individual success


  • Manages purchasing at corporate location
  • Manages the purchase of production materials at favorable costs consistent with material standards, quality requirements and delivery schedules
  • Selects, trains, develops, and supervises Purchasing personnel
  • Organizes and administers the daily operation of the department
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with suppliers
  • Evaluates supplier performance based upon company objectives
  • Seeks out  new suppliers and determine ways to reduce costs, reduce waste and improve quality;
  • Delegates work assignments within the department
  • Works closely with manufacturing, sales, engineering and other departments to support their needs;
  • Other duties as assigned


  •  5-10 years of relevant Purchasing experience at the management level in a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or a related field preferred
  • Minimum high school graduation with course work, training or certification in Purchasing, Material Planning, Blueprint Reading, and Employee Supervision
  • Thorough knowledge of purchasing principles, practices, and procedures
  • Extensive experience in reading blueprints and accurately interpreting material specifications
  • Experience in evaluating products, specifications, and material requirements
  • Proficiency in computer applications used for analyzing, Microsoft Excel, and general knowledge of databases
  • Ability to select, train, supervise, and evaluate the performance of direct reports
  • Ability to organize, coordinate, and schedule work
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally as required, for company business (passport required).

AMC is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.



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