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Director of Regional Purchasing

Department: US LBM Procurement

US LBM is excited to hire a Director of Regional Purchasing in the West.

This associate drives the leadership activities of Supply Chain for a Region.  

Essential Job Duties:

  1. Leads the development of supply chain strategies within a Region for costing, sourcing, inventory management and implementation of working capital best practices
  2. Establishes and measures inventory goals; leverages or supports development of processes to meet these goals
  3. Provide leadership related to Supply Chain Activities for all stakeholders including Area Product Planners
  4. Negotiate local and regional strategic spend agreements
  5. Be an active participant and member of Regional Leadership Team
  6. Assist in development of inventory management processes and procedures
  7. Drive spend consolidation through support of most strategic suppliers to drive profitability and return for USLBM.  Measure and achieve high levels of on program compliance within region.  Perform divisional reviews
  8. Identify network optimization opportunities within region, and support similar activities company-wide
  9.  Develop opportunities to aggregate demand, driving cost and investment efficiencies
  10. Collaborates with field organization on buy in, and execution of the supply chain strategy. Gains field support for product assortment, vendor programs, promotional programs, and sales growth, at the location level.
  11. Develops and maintains strategic vendor relationships through management of the overall strategy for sourcing materials to create a sustainable competitive advantage and increase ROIC and ensure efficiency, sales and profitability targets are met  
  12. Provides strategic leadership for all business unit locations and product lines within a region by leading purchasing efforts to improve on-time delivery, cost reduction and quality of all products and services.
  13. Selects suppliers, conducts supplier negotiations (preferably via Strategic Sourcing processes or Line reviews).
  14. Partner with Category Management and Regional Buying teams to measures and review supplier performance and leads supplier continuous improvement programs ensuring suppliers meet quality requirements and applicable regulatory requirements; initiates appropriate action when quality or compliance deficiencies are identified.
  15. Achieves performance objectives through relationship management; purchasing; logistics; finance; product training and representation; demand generation; administration and negotiation.
  16. Monitors gross profit margin and market pricing to maintain and enhance profitable operation in conjunction with operating companies’ local team.
  17. Collectively develops improvements to the process that are in agreement with the company’s philosophy and mission.
  18. Attends company functions as required; seminars, trade shows, etc.
  19. Actively promotes US LBM and its holding companies in a professional manner within the industry as well as the community
  20. Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of building materials industry and support operations and/or the distribution industry operations with an understanding the value add position of distribution.
  2. Must be proficient at negotiating contractual agreements related to supply chain objectives.
  3. Must be able to establish and present annual supply chain goals.
  4. Must maintain and enhance positive supplier and customer relations.
  5. Must have excellent oral and written communication proficiencies, positive interpersonal skills along with demonstrated presentation ability is required.
  6. Must lead by example and exhibit an entrepreneurial and strategic spirit accompanied with excellent interpersonal skills, strong advocate of promoting quality and continuous process improvement.
  7. Must be experienced in exhibiting key soft skills such as coaching, motivating, training and influencing decisions without direct reporting.
  8. Must have special knowledge of Accounting applications and ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  9. Ability to define problems collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and ability to interpret an extensive variety of instructions and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  10. Significant proficiency in MS Office programs and other, area specific, software as needed.  Ninja-level MS Excel is a must.
  11. Must be able to adhere to travel demands of this position, ranging from 25-50% of time.


 Education and Work Experience Required:

1.  Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year College or University

2.  Ten+ years operational experience with significant career experience in a fast pace distribution organization

3.  Multi Location/Division/Region experience preferred

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