Purchasing Supervisor

Date: Jun 12, 2024

Location: Van Wert, OH, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.


Perform functions to direct and control materials management and purchasing work groups.  Procures tooling, equipment, raw materials, component parts and supplier service at the lowest possible cost consistent with accepted standards of quality and service within established time frames.  Manage activities of those engaged in the movement of raw or finished materials, storage, production scheduling, purchasing, and inventory control activities.  Engage in the more sensitive negotiations for critical and high value items.  Control, measure and regulate efficient inventory levels of materials, commodities and purchased items, and determines final disposition.




  • Ensure the continuance of business systems.
  • Ensure a viable and accurate inventory control system.
  • Supervise the activities of materials, purchasing, production planning 
  • Implements established policies and procedures as they relate to direct materials, indirect materials and subcontracted services and recommends changes to improve performance levels.
  • Maintains energetic, complete cost reduction program on all purchasing activities, provides a status report on all cost savings programs.
  • Perform other job-related duties as required.


Is responsible for maintaining inventory levels to manufacture the product while meeting OP requirements and re-establishing material standards each year.  Analyzing system requirements giving advice and making decisions regarding business systems analysis, design, development and maintenance.  Decisions are made which could impact the safety and wellbeing of employees under direct supervision.  Analysis and decisions made by the person in this position impact the bottom line of the business unit.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay