Purchasing Operations Manager
Location: Owings Mills, MD
Type: Full Time

PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE JOB:  The Operations Manager is responsible for managing and motivating all staff involved in the purchasing of equipment, software & supplies, inventory control and purchasing reports as well as the fulfillment and distribution of all supply orders.  This is a hands-on, fast paced, environment and the core responsibility is to ensure the smooth operation of all aspects of your responsibility. Managing multiple tasks and prioritizing objectives in day-to-day operations is an essential component of the job and this individual plays a key role in developing and maintaining adequate policy and procedure to ensure total customer satisfaction and the timely and accurate fulfillment of all equipment and supply orders. 


  • Supervise personnel involved in the purchasing of equipment, software & supplies.
  • Supervise the fulfillment and distribution of all supply orders.
  • Prepare & distribute all inventory and purchasing reports
  • Recruit and train all direct reports
  • Trouble shoot all problems that arise during the process
  • Provide timely and accurate feedback to all inquiries, both internal and external, regarding the status of orders and inventories
  • Work with the warehouse to determine the status, classify and label all equipment returns to Centric within 1 or 2 days of arrival at Centric
  • Maintain an updated excel spreadsheet of all loose inventory
  • Ensure the maintenance & accuracy of vendor pricing tables
  • Ensure that all buying is done at the most optimal price utilizing the correct vendor program
  • Ensure that adequate inventory levels are maintained based on corporate objectives
  • Ensure the safeguard and accuracy of the inventory
  • Ensure that inventory is properly maintained in E Automate and that missing inventory and serial count errors are resolved
  • Achieve the ultimate goal of the organization of Total Customer Satisfaction in a cost effective manner


  •  Other duties as assigned by the Senior Management Team

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 7 years of purchasing, inventory control and management experience
  • Ability to recruit, hire, manage, train, motivate team members
  • Exceptional administrative, people management and leadership skills
  • Well-developed problem solving and customer service skills as well as proven project management abilities
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Ability to effectively work and adapt in a fast paced, deadline driven environment with a high sense of urgency
  • Customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work through others.

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