Purchasing and Inventory Manager

As the purchasing and inventory manager, you will be responsible for Sestra purchasing and inventory. You will build and manage processes and procedures with a focus on controlling inventory and purchasing materials, finished goods and other items for consumption in the company or to support the manufacture of the company’s product.


  • Manage the purchasing for the company ensuring all goods and services requirements are met.
  • Develop and maintain purchasing policies and procedures.
  • Oversee requisition of goods and services including the issuance and approval of purchase orders and enforcement of spending authorities and limits as set by the CEO.
  • Negotiate pricing with vendors
  • Establish and negotiate service and supply contracts
  • Locate and identify vendors, perform interviews, credit checks and ensure stability in the supply chain.
  • Receive all purchases and check for completeness and damage.
  • Manage the delivery and movement of materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Establish, maintain and enforce all inventory internal controls in order to eliminate waste, theft and losses.
  • Manage all inventory accuracy, control and reporting
  • Track all inventory including raw materials, work in process, finished and purchased goods.
  • Develop and maintain all inventory procedures.
  • Support inventory costing and accounting treatment
  • Implement and maintain inventory management system(s) and the interface to finance.
  • Analyze, monitor and report on inventory that is obsolete or slow moving.
  • Manage the supply chain to ensure lead times are known and managed to, to ensure timely availability of materials for production and customer delivery.
  • Establish and maintain a system of reorder points to ensure materials are in stock as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience Desired:

  • Purchasing experience including sourcing and price negotiations
  • Supply chain management experience
  • Knowledge of purchasing procedures and internal controls
  • Knowledge of inventory control processes and corresponding material flow
  • Experience with QuickBooks, preferably Enterprise version.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience with ERP systems desired, but not necessary

See Inside the Office of Sestra Systems

Sestra helps people take control of their wine programs by allowing them to dispense the perfect glass of chilled, high-quality wine. Sestra’s wine-on-tap system eliminates waste and oxidation from glass bottles by drawing from KeyKegs and ensures every pour is precisely measured, chilled, and recorded—creating a seamless experience for customers and retail operators alike.

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