Specialists in recruiting purchasing, procurement, strategic sourcing and supply management professionals nationwide since 1990

Phone: (513)947-1000

Email: info@purchasingrecruiter.com

Connect: LinkedIn


Job Seeker Information

Most of our open positions are posted on our Home Page. We regularly conduct confidential searches for our clients, which we may not post. Email us at info@purchasingrecruiter.com, or call us at (513)947-1000 for more information.

Together with our six affiliate offices, FirstSource Purchasing & Supply Managment Recruiters offers opportunities for those searching locally, regionally or nationwide. We're headquartered in Cincinnati, OH with affiliate offices in:

  • Richmond, VA
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Chicago, IL
  • Denver, CO
  • Houston, TX
  • San Diego, CA

At FirstSource Purchasing & Supply Managment Recruiters, we've been recruiting purchasing, strategic sourcing and supply management professionals for manufacturing, financial services, healthcare and other industries since 1990. Keep a current resume on file so we can always alert you to new opportunities to advance your career in purchasing. You can also connect or apply using your LinkedIn profile. All resumes and profiles are kept in strict confidence and are never released without your permission.

Active or Passive Job Seeker?

If you are a Purchasing, Sourcing or Materials Management professional actively seeking a new position, please check our list of current opportunities. We encourage you to send us a copy of your most current resume or LinkedIn profile together with a note or cover letter indicating what you are looking for in your next career move, and what your geographic preferences are. Also, please let us know when, where and how we can best reach you to discuss your career with you.

A Passive Job Seeker is someone who has little or no interest in changing jobs unless...the X factor(s) are present. These are the circumstances necessary for you to consider a job opportunity. The X factor(s) can be: a position at a certain level with one or more specific companies; a career advancement opportunity in a specific city or region to be closer to family members; a divisional or corporate leadership role opens in a specific industry or any other possible set of circumstances which you want us to track and, if an opportunity matching those criteria becomes available, to contact you immediately. Because we are in regular contact with hundreds of corporate hiring managers nationwide, we see and hear of opportunities you may never become aware of without having us act as your "search agent".

Yes, you can remain anonymous! We fully respect a job seekers concern for privacy and confidentiality - even from us! Whether you are just testing the waters or actively searching, but are concerned about your employer or colleagues discovering your intentions, we encourage you to provide us with a confidential/blind resume. Simply remove your name, address, phone numbers and current employer's name from your current resume. As long as we have a current e-mail address for you, we can reach you.

Services for Job Seekers

FirstSource Purchasing & Supply Managment Recruiters is engaged and our services paid for by client companies. There is never a fee to job seekers.

If we have a resume or profile on file, we will alert you when appropriate job opportunities open. Only after we discuss a position with you, and we both agree that the position is a good match, we will present your resume to our client together with our assessment of you and a marketing presentation to make certain that the client has valuable insight beyond what can be read in the resume.

We will also follow up with the client to request a telephone or in-person interview that is convenient for you and the client; assist in coordinating any travel arrangements; give you a detailed refresher course in proper interviewing techniques and etiquette; inform you of the client's intentions after an interview; typically, present and negotiate any job offers; coordinate and confirm start dates; assist with the coordination of relocation; and follow up with both the employer and the candidate for six months to make sure the transition has met everyone's expectations.

Relocating or Seeking Relocation?

Let us confidentially introduce you to hiring managers in your target locations who value your skills and experience. We have many clients who are very receptive to learning about highly qualified potential employees planning to relocate. Contact Mark Kuehling at (513)947-1000 for more information.

Industries We Recruit for:


  • Aerospace
  • Ag and Construction Equipment
  • Appliances
  • Automotive
  • Biotechnology
  • Building Materials
  • Chemicals & Polymers
  • Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)
  • Defense Equipment
  • Energy Equipment
  • Food & Beverage
  • Medical Devices
  • Metals, Casting, Stamping, Pipe
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Power & Mobile Equipment
  • Telecommunications
  • Tools
  • Truck, Bus & Emergency Equipment
  • Wire & Cable


  • Banking & Finance
  • Construction & Property Management
  • Energy Exploration & Development
  • Food and Beverage
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Travel and Hospitality
  • Utilities

Common Positions We Recruit for:

  • VP Purchasing, Sourcing or Supply Management for small to Fortune 500 companies and Business Units of Fortune 500 companies
  • Director/Sr Director, Purchasing, Sourcing or Supply Management
  • Manager Purchasing, Sourcing or Supply Management
  • Global Sourcing Manager/Specialist
  • Materials Manager
  • Commodity Manager/Specialist
  • Procurement Supervisor
  • Purchasing/Procurement/Sourcing Engineer
  • Contracts Administrator
  • Buyer, Senior Buyer
  • MRO Buyer
  • Buyer/Planner, Material Control Specialist
  • Value Engineering / VAVE
  • Supplier Development/Quality
  • Contract Manufacturing Buyer
  • Supply Chain Analyst


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MBA's on the move in 2018!

We recently surveyed over 1800 MBA's involved in purchasing or supply management. 44% indicated they plan to seek a new job within a year. Check with us when you have a critical role to fill.