• Category Purchasing Manager - Building Materials

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2018 4:40 PM)
    Job ID
    Business Unit
    Construction Industrial WC
    Job Post Category
    Remote Position?
    Position Type
  • Company Overview

    HD Supply (NASDAQ:HDS) (www.hdsupply.com) is one of the largest industrial distributors in North America. The company provides a broad range of products and value-add services to approximately 500,000 customers with leadership positions in maintenance, repair and operations and specialty construction sectors. Through approximately 260 locations across 36 states and six Canadian provinces, the company's approximately 11,000 associates provide localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success. With an active commitment to the communities in which we operate, HD Supply associates are part of a thriving organization that supports the virtues of wellness, diversity and inclusion – all of which are top priorities for the company. Equally as important is empowering our associates to grow professionally while providing competitive benefits and compensation. If you’re ready to find a rewarding career and achieve your full potential with a growing industry leader, HD Supply is ready for you!

    Job Description & Qualifications

    Job Summary

    Responsible for developing objectives, policies, and procedures for the purchasing of goods and services for assigned categories/vendors. Oversee purchasing programs and processes and ensures adherence to approved quality and delivery standards. Select suppliers and negotiate for category items. Determine best practices and coordinate implementation.


    Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities

    • Manages a designated category and associated vendors across an assigned region.
    • Maintains inventory, assists the purchasing offices in managing excess and dead stock, as well as implementing prevention controls for assigned categories/vendors.
    • Develops systems and tools in support of the purchasing function. Assists in determining system settings and areas of concern.
    • Act as a liaison between the field and vendors in terms of new product releases, excessive lead times, target determination, and vendor consolidation. Maintains a rapport with the sales and operations groups to ensure common goals and efficient processes.
    • Reviews reports and trend analyses related to category specific spending and current status versus goals. Performs global spend analysis annually for assigned category. Recommends and implements changes to achieve cost reductions and efficiencies.
    • Maintains fill rates per defined parameters for assigned categories/vendors. Assists with monitoring stock outs, identifying product with fluctuating demand and suggesting alternative methods to traditional purchasing processes.
    • Manages hiring, training, development and performance appraisals of associates. Oversees training for buyers and field to improve communication.

    Nature and Scope

    • Solutions require analysis and investigation.
    • Achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience.
    • Manages a group or team of professional individual contributors and/or indirectly supervises support staff.

     Work Environment

    • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.
    • Most of the time is spent sitting in a comfortable position and there is frequent opportunity to move about. On rare occasions there may be a need to move or lift light articles.
    • Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

    Education and Experience

    • Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 5+ years of experience in a related field. May require certification. Advanced degree may offset less experience in some disciplines.

    Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

    Preferred Qualifications

    • 3-5 years industry-related purchasing experience.
    • Experience with procurement systems and related interfaces. Oracle experience preferred.
    • Experience managing remote teams.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Science, Engineering or related field preferred. Purchasing certification (CSCP, CPSM, or CPP) preferred.




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