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Regional Purchasing Manager

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Location: Grand Rapids, MI, United States

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Are you the type of worker who thrives in a fast-paced and professional work environment and gains satisfaction from achieving goals consistently and efficiently? Are you looking for a long-lasting career where your earning potential, growth, and advancement coincide with your hard work?  Now’s the time to consider a career with Colony Hardware. 

Reporting to the Vice President of Supply Chain, the Regional Purchasing Manager is primarily responsible for managing the purchasing operations of a specific region and negotiating and maintaining relationships with suppliers. The Regional Purchasing Manager is also responsible for adapting and innovating processes and procedures as required in support of the company’s growth. 

A Little About Your Day: You will 

  • Maintain and manage the department in support of system and customer demand including providing mentorship, guidance, training, development, and handling of performance issues.
  • Ensure daily execution of purchase orders in support of system and customer demand.
  • Manage products to ensure the most current and core products are part of our offering, working with Category Managers and Marketing.
  • Oversee and ensure costs and other critical system parameters are updated as required by staff.
  • Work with the Category Manager and Marketing to ensure our product offering represents the most current models from our core manufacturers.
  • Oversee and manage all supplier returns processes, promotional opportunities and sales agreements in coordination with Category Manager, negotiating terms and conditions, and ensuring compliance.
  • Manage NetSuite system data parameters including min/max levels to ensure fill rate objectives are attained.
  • Resources problem suppliers as necessary.
  • Maintains local supplier relationships always looking to leverage Colony’s position, address and resolve issues, and source new suppliers.
  • Collaborates with Branch Managers and suppliers to optimize local opportunities.
  • Support acquisition integration.
  • Supports Category Manager in the implementation of purchasing and sourcing strategies and  supplier requirements and policies
  • Maintains and analyzes records of products ordered and received.
  • Prepares and creates reports on market conditions and merchandise costs.
  • Tracks and manages open customer backorders to insure timely delivery. 

This might be the opportunity for you if you: 

  • Strive to establish and maintain a mutually beneficial relationship with suppliers and various internal departments.
  • Have the ability to work independently, while being part of a larger team.
  • Have top-notch leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to support and mentor staff of more than one employee.
  • Have experience in analyzing data, and creating reports to present to all levels of the organization.
  • Are looking to work for a high growth, fast-paced, dynamic organization. 

What You’ll Need to Have for success: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, or a related field is highly preferred.
  • 8+ years experience working in purchasing, ideally in a distribution or similar environment, with a focus on direct purchasing. 

We Can Offer You:

We value performance that exhibits a high sense of urgency, coupled with attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation! We also care about the welfare of our employees, which is why our salary and benefits are competitive. Colony’s benefits include:   

  • Quarterly bonuses based upon performance.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance (company paid!)
  • 401k with a generous match
  • Competitive PTO and paid holidays
  • Company-provided PPE as required
  • Industry-leading training and development
  • Generous discounts on the best products from leading industry vendors 

Life at Colony:

Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets. 

At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally. 

If you possess a will to win and would like to join a culture where integrity and collaboration are integral to success, apply to Colony Hardware today to join our growing family! 

Colony’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity: 

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal-opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, a victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.

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