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White Cap Purchasing Lead in Santa Clara, California

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Job Summary

Responsible for maintaining a proactive channel of communication with management regarding purchasing and inventory decisions impacting the business.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities, and Key Accountabilities

  • Conducts analysis of purchasing trends and ensures contract pricing is utilized.

  • Negotiates contracts and prices with vendors; proactively seeks out product/vendors in order to obtain best pricing and products.

  • Works closely with field teams and purchasing management to communicates changes in a timely manner.

  • Enters backorders and communicates backorder status regularly with teams. Coordinates substitute items to meet customer needs and timelines.

  • Identifies and outlines process improvements that will help the team increase accuracy and productivity to supervisor.

  • Assists in development of training materials, data sets to support purchasing functions. Trains new and existing associates on proper processes and procedures.

  • Identifies and escalates gaps in purchasing information with appropriate levels of urgency. Researches shortages and provides accurate details of all shortage issues.

  • Responsible for some purchasing under the general direction of purchasing management.

Nature and Scope

  • Problems are typically difficult and/or high impact. Troubleshoots complex support or operational problems for junior level associates.

  • Under limited supervision, independently resolves issues and applies a variety of methods to develop customized solutions. May lead the daily operations of a department or team. Work typically involves infrequent review of output by a supervisor or direct customers of the process.

  • Assists with supervisory duties but does not have hiring/firing authority. Trains, delegates tasks, and reviews the work of junior level associates.

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.

  • No travel required.

Education and Experience

  • Technical certification or associate degree may be required in some areas. Generally 7+ years of experience in area of responsibility.

Preferred Qualifications

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For California job seekers:

Pay Range

$27.10-$39.40 Hourly

California law requires the posting of the salary range for advertised jobs. This range is determined based on market data and internal pay practices to establish a minimum and maximum value for a job. Individual base pay is determined based on a variety of elements including experience, skills, internal equity and other factors. For additional details on benefits, please review the full job description on White Cap Jobs (https://whitecap.jobs/)

Functional Area Sourcing

Recruiter Lanaro, Gabriela

Req ID WCJR-010654

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.

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