Manager, Procurement
Columbia, SC Procurement
Job Type

FN America, LLC is a U.S. subsidiary of FN Herstal, S.A., a global leader in the development and manufacturing of high-quality, reliable firearms for military, law enforcement and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina, FN America is passionately committed to providing its customers with a portfolio of FN-branded products, training and support services that enhance user performance and safeguard their lives. For more information, visit us at or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Position Summary

The Procurement Manager oversees all Operational Buyers in their daily activities by establishing and delivering supplier on-time delivery performance and inventory management targets while optimizing all purchasing activities and processes. In this role, the Procurement Manager will represent and be accountable for the material review board process pertaining to supplier non-conformances and will establish and report metrics. The Procurement Manager also coaches, trains, manages, appraises performance, and mentors direct reports.

Job Duties

  • Manages day-to-day operations of the production procurement processes and staff.
  • Contributes to daily management production meetings and takes ownership of assigned actions.
  • Sets work objectives, directs, supervises, contributes, and reviews staff assignments.
  • Creates, reviews, and approves documents for the procurement of all assigned supplies and services and adheres to the purchasing policy guidelines.
  • Develops and reports team metrics.
  • Creates, edits, and evaluates department work instructions.
  • Evaluates Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) parameters for accuracy and efficiency in order fulfillment.
  • Supports the Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) process ensuring timely reporting of supply constraints.
  • Monitors and evaluates component inventories to optimize inventory turns, reduce dormant, excess and/or obsolete inventory.
  • Reviews Bills of Materials for accuracy and drives systematic changes.
  • Obtains Return Merchandise Authorizations (RMAs) for non-conforming materials and issuing purchase order returns for dispositioned products.
  • Resolves supplier invoice discrepancies for pricing and volume inaccuracies.
  • Oversees new product roll outs; ensuring all new components are set up with the required item master parameters for effective ERP functionality. 
  • Utilizes World Class/Lean Manufacturing techniques to drive operational results and performance measures.
  • Completes administrative duties as assigned; open order report management, supplier on-time delivery reporting, performance objectives, shipping and receiving documentation, etc. 
  • Completes assigned engineering change notices and manages drawing revision implementation on purchase orders.
  • Submits Request for Quotes (RFQ) to supplier and potential suppliers.
  • Complies with all US Government Federal Acquisition Regulation (USG FAR) and (Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation (DFAR) sub-contractor procurement requirements in support of US Government Prime Contracts.
  • Initiates, develops, and negotiates supplier agreements, manages contracts, and performs vendor research.
  • Works cross-functionally with multiple functional departments and will partner with the Strategic Sourcing Manager to align Commodity Managers, New Product Development Buyers and Operations Buyers to ensure a seamless transition of the procurement cycle.
  • Assigns direct reports to product lines and updates corresponding system assignments. 
  • Other duties as assigned.  

Educational Requirements

A bachelor’s degree is required. A bachelor’s degree in a technical, economic, financial, or business discipline is preferred.

Experience Requirements

Six years of supply chain experience in a manufacturing environment is required; four years of which must be direct procurement experience. Previous supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

Skills and Competencies

All FN America employees are expected to demonstrate accountability, collaboration, communication, customer focus, and innovation. Additional skills required include:

  • Excellent oral and written skills with the ability to build relationships and work effectively at all levels of the organization
  • Strong leadership and managerial competences and demonstrated business acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple independent products and projects 
  • Daily management of the entire procure to pay process
  • Comprehensive knowledge of purchasing and understanding of lead-time impact to production and supply chain requirements
  • Excellent project management skills with demonstrated ability to drive actions to closure.
  • Broad understanding of US Government contract requirements (i.e. FAR, DFAR) as well as Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) import/export compliance policies
  • Demonstrated experience working with cross-functional teams to solve problems and develop innovative solutions
  • Experience working in ERP and Supplier Portal systems
  • Applied knowledge of the Science and Technology of Manufacturing Processes
  • Excellent planning, organization, communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Intermediate to advanced PC skills (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to understand product drawings 
  • Analytical skills with the ability to create meaningful metrics that drive results at a high level


Intermediate Microsoft Office Suite experience, ERP systems working knowledge and Material Requirements Planning (MRP) experience required. Demand planning software experience is desired.  


APICS or CPSM certifications preferred

Working Conditions

Typical office environment with some travel between buildings and to other locations required. May be exposed to loud noises, toxic chemicals, and dangerous machinery when on the plant floor. May be required to lift and move up to 25 lbs. unassisted.

All FN America employees have a responsibility to participate in the development of a safe and healthy workplace and to comply with instructions given for their own safety and health and that of others. 

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

FN America, LLC is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email or call: 803-736-0522. 

We will make a determination on your request for reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor.