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White Cap Category Purchasing Manager in Norcross, Georgia

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 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.

Frequent periods are spent standing or sitting in the same location with some opportunity to move about. Occasionally there may be a requirement to stoop or lift light material or equipment (typically less than 8 pounds).

Typically requires overnight travel 5% to 20% of the time.

Education and Experience

Typically requires BS/BA in a related discipline. Generally 7+ 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.



Job Locations US-GA-Norcross

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/22/2021 3:03 PM)

Job ID 2021-45085

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.