HD Supply Manager, Sourcing in Atlanta, Georgia

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

Lead and develop strategy for identifying, qualifying, and selecting vendors to provide products and/or services. Develop negotiation strategies and manage relationships.

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Develops and supports strategies for negotiation with vendors.

  • Develops and supports strategies for identifying, selecting, qualifying, and maintaining relationships with vendors.

  • Leverages economies of scale to best meet the purchasing needs of the business in terms of cost, quality, and vendor ability.

  • Monitors and reports compliance to procedures, commodity contracts and strategy.

  • Leads and facilitates sourcing initiatives in collaboration with other functional business departments.

  • Analyzes complex data to identify sourcing opportunities.

  • Ensures sourcing/purchasing needs are met and projects are on schedule.

  • Selects, develops, and motivates assigned staff.

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

  • 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.

  • Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age

  • Must pass the Drug Test

  • Must pass the Background Check

  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable

Education and Experience

  • Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Generally 7+ years experience in related field. May require certification. Advanced degree may offset less experience in some disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-7 years experience driving vendor sourcing/procurement and strategic sourcing/procurement process improvements

  • 3 years of experience formally or informally supervising others

  • Knowledge of P2P Systems

  • In-depth knowledge of indirect spend categories, specifically Freight, Fleet, Logistics, Telecom, Labor/HR Services and Consulting Services

  • Strong analytical, financial analysis and strategic thinking/logical reasoning ability

  • Strong negotiating ability demonstrated through successful completion of supplier negotiations

  • Ability to draw insights from sourcing data, builds pricing models, and analyze/interpret commercial proposals

  • Ability to analyze markets, suppliers, industry value chain, and key supply chain and supplier cost drivers

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Ability to prepare executive level presentations/ communications

  • Contracts and Project Management experience preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships with business unit leaders throughout the organization to enable successful translation and execution of business objectives

  • Ability to provide strategic direction to internal customers/teams and execute strategies

  • Must be self-driven and able to maintain focus on issues and escalate as necessary

  • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams

Job ID 2017-24080

Business Unit Corporate GSC

Functional Area Purchasing

Remote Position? No

Position Type Full-Time