Website Syntech

The Procurement Administrator (Purchasing Manager) assists with inventory purchases, overhead supplies, facilities maintenance, and other services to meet the operational requirements of Syntech.


  • Oversees facility maintenance and operations to include:
    • Building and property code compliance.
    • Ensures vendor qualifications; coordinates vendors and services agreements; manages issues and repairs:
      • Electrical/HVAC
      • Plumbing and Pipefitting
      • Roofing
      • Waste Management and Recycling
      • Grounds, Irrigation, Landscaping
      • Fire Suppression System
      • Fire Alarm System
      • Business Security System and Access Control
      • Pest Control
    • Elevator certification and maintenance
    • Backflow certification and maintenance
    • Custodial Services
      • Oversees custodial operations budget, supplies, and service contracts.
      • Other facility related support services
    • Contract Labor
      • Distributors
      • Contractors – Contract development, source selection, and price negotiations
    • Reviews recommendations on vendor selecting negotiations, bids, and purchase contracts.
    • Negotiates the best price and quality for the products procured; minimum of 3 competitive quotes, preferred.
    • Develops, implements, and maintains a supplier relationship and evaluation process to measure effective supplier performance and compliance.
    • Acquires hardware, custom designed and off the shelf, to support the business sales requirements.
    • Manages multiple subcontracts for new development hardware requirements, software requirements, manpower requirements, service contracts, product certifications, etc.
    • Effectively contributes and collaborates with program management, manufacturing and new development projects.
    • Communicates with department managers on inventory planning and forecasting reports that will impact the budget.
    • Works closely with R&D to source new and alternative raw materials.
    • Reviews all open orders for schedule adherence using Visual open order reports.
    • Maintains “A” item inventory spreadsheets to track inventory on hand, usage, and evaluates need to change order parameters based on the “moving target” nature of the business.
    • Establishes Statement of Work (SoW), as required; manages through project lifecycle to ensure all contracted deliverables are achieved.
    • Reviews weekly AP Report; approves vendor invoices for payment.
    • Maintains knowledge of industry requirements.

Additional Key Responsibilities

  • Fleet Management:
    • Prepares annual budgets and periodic reports on operating costs.
    • Develops fleet administration standards and vehicle operating policies.
    • Purchases, leases and/or rents vehicles and equipment; requires in-depth knowledge of auto rental and leasing programs.
    • Controls maintenance, repairs, replacement and disposal of vehicles.
  • Reports Overhead Costs, Expenses and Supplies:
    • Costed Bill of Materials
    • Overhead Rates
    • Profit
    • Labor Rates
  • Maintains and ensures Inventory utilization via:
  • ABC Analysis
  • Reorder Points
  • Safety Stock
  • Cost Controls
  • Commodity Costs
  • Ensures compliance for:
    • 1st Article Inspections
    • Injection Molds
    • Performance Bonds
  • Configuration Control Board (CCB):
    • Revision Changes
    • Bill of Materials
    • End of Life
    • Board Substitutions
  • Defective Materials Report (DMR):
    • DMR Form
    • Corrective Action
    • Return to Vendor (RTV)


  • BS in Business Management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or other similar field of study; will consider relevant years’ experience in lieu of degree.
  • Minimum five (5) years’ buyer or purchasing experience in petroleum products or other related purchasing experience.
  • Excellent relationship management skills; ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimal performance.
  • A thorough understanding of commodity prices, procurement policies and procedures to include contract negotiation and management of subcontracts.
  • Solid understanding of contracts, contract negotiations, and contract law with ability to interpret terms and conditions; CPM certification, a plus.
  • Demonstratable experience with effective negotiation and purchasing strategies.
  • Understands the “big picture” of business functional areas and their respective responsibilities.
  • Ability to add value, reduce costs and make business improvements.
  • Proficient in Visual and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Possess strong organizational, analytical, problem solving, and negotiating skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with keen attention to detail.


Syntech job descriptions are meant as summarizations only. They do not necessarily reflect all duties and responsibilities of a position.

Syntech is a drug and alcohol-free work environment and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran) 

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