• Purchasing Supervisor

    Location US-OH-Upper Sandusky
    Customer Service/Support
  • Overview

    Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™. Visit for more information.


    Custom Glass Solutions by Guardian is presently recruiting for a Purchasing Supervisor at our Upper Sandusky, Ohio facility. The Purchasing Supervisor at CGS Guardian is a business manager that understands the key factors that the drive the success of the business and helps to interpret and influence those factors to our competitive advantage, looking at current and future business needs.  The Purchasing Supervisor position is designed to grow as the business grows. We pride ourselves on creating a work environment that recognizes and celebrates individuality, teamwork and success. We provide you with the right tools and resources to succeed in a culture based on integrity, compliance and value creation. Whether you're interested in a position in management, manufacturing, operations, science & technology, sales & marketing, engineering or administration, Guardian will open your mind to a new way of thinking about how to obtain that productive, rewarding career you desire.  



    • Build a strong working relationship with strategic suppliers in a way that promotes cooperation and communication in the effort to service our internal and external customers and improve inventory and operational performance
    • Manage all aspects of purchasing direct and indirect materials & services related to the support of daily operations while taking into account cost-effective solutions.
    • Ensure that all purchasing activities are managed within budget, maintaining the highest level of ethics.
    • Manage core supplier sourcing along with request for quotes pertaining to new business.
    • Enforce process and procedural compliance in terms and conditions, supplier quality, TS and ISO, etc.
    • Establish, manage, and evaluate MRO metrics.
    • Champion supplier development and risk management strategies.
    • Work strategically with other departments and personnel on current and future business maximization (Advance purchasing).
    • Effectively manage and support plant cribs.
    • Meeting with suppliers to assess their suitability of product, price and delivery capabilities.
    • Multiple location responsibility.



    • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA preferred
    • 3-5 years of purchasing and/or supply chain experience, at progressive levels of responsibility
    • Experience in MRO and/or Automotive Component Purchasing highly preferred
    • Proven ability to supervise multiple direct reports
    • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Superior knowledge of business and manufacturing processes
    • Strong negotiation capability
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Experienced user of ERP systems, Microsoft Office, and Excel
    • Domestic travel as required to fulfill job requirements
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, customers, clients and the general public

    What do we have to offer?

    If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries may be the place for you.


    We offer competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%. For more information visit us at   Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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