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White Cap Senior Buyer - Wood Products in Gilberts, Illinois

Company Overview

Previously known as HD Supply - Construction & Industrial and now know as White Cap Supply Holdings, LLC ("White Cap"), White Cap is made up of four distinct businesses called White Cap, Contractors' Warehouse, Brafasco, and most recently Construction Supply Group.

White Cap has over 400 locations across 46 US States and 8 Canadian Provinces. Approximately 7,400 associates provide support for more than 230,000 customers.

In addition to value-add services, White Cap offers a portfolio of 400,000 SKUs that include concrete accessories and chemicals, engineered materials and fastening systems, steel products, tools and equipment, building envelope, safety and consumables, and wood products.

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Summary

Responsible for purchasing key materials, parts, supplies and equipment following established purchasing policies and procedures, and optimizing price, delivery and terms.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

Reviews and approves purchase requisitions.

Identifies potential suppliers and issues requests for quotations.

Analyzes and selects suppliers, issues purchase orders; follows up and expedites as necessary.

Develops, evaluates and manages supplier relationships to accomplish material cost, availability, and inventory goals. Investigates and qualifies suppliers.

Tracks trends in industry, with key competitors, noted high performing companies and the worldwide economy, understanding their impact on and relevance to the business.

Supports production/new production introduction activity by serving as a member and/or materials resource on product development teams.

Conducts analysis and correction of price discrepancies utilizing accounting business partnerships.

Leverages management input to ensure target levels are achieved to maximize profit margins.

Nature and Scope

Identifies key barriers/core problems and applies problem solving skills in order to deal creatively with complex situations. Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems. Makes decisions under conditions of uncertainty, sometimes with incomplete information, that produce effective end results.

Independently performs assignments with instruction limited to the expected results. Determines and develops an approach to solutions. Receives technical guidance only on unusual or complex problems or issues.

May oversee the completion of projects and assignments, including planning, assigning, monitoring and reviewing progress and accuracy of work, evaluating results, etc. Contributes to employees" professional development but does not have hiring or firing authority.

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 5-8 years of experience in a related field OR MS/MA and generally 3-5 years of experience in a related field. Certification is required in some areas.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years of Lumber and Plywood Purchasing/Trading experience

  • Desire to team directly with the Sales organization to drive organic growth

  • Strong business acumen with understanding of P&L impacts

  • Working knowledge of a computer-based inventory management systems.

  • Full-time remote work may be available – must be physically located within the Midwest region



Job Locations US-IL-Gilberts | US-IL-Chicago | US-MN-Mendota Heights | US-IA-Cedar Rapids | US-OH-Hamilton

Posted Date 5 months ago (2/17/2021 1:25 PM)

Job ID 2020-40720

Business Unit Construction Industrial WC

Functional Area Purchasing

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time

White Cap is an Equal Opportunity Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veteran and Affirmative Action Employer. White Cap considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to age, race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, protected veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law.