Lead the purchasing function for the Transportation Goup. Serve as chief negotiator with vendors.
Major Tasks, Responsibilities & Key Accountabilities:
25% Negotiate for products and services within the assigned product category ensuring the lowest possible price.
25% Develop and execute strategic sourcing plans to assigned categories. Work cross functionally to improve and streamline processes.
Initiate quality vendor relationships to support new and ongoing product and services sourcing needs.
5% Evaluate vendor relationships and terminate if necessary.
20% Work with stores and functional areas to best determine products and services to be sourced. Manage the vendor and resolve issues regarding product quality, delivery, etc.
5% Work with purchasing operations to ensure orderly transition from initial deal to ongoing purchasing of products and services. Ensure accuracy and delivery of orders so that clients for the product group are able to complete projects and meet the Company's needs.
10% Source qualified vendors to Sourcing who can meet purchase needs in terms of product quality, quantity, and delivery date.
10% Identify and qualify vendors to provide product and services to Home Depot. Conduct research to assess vendor capabilities and product information as they relate to company needs.
Nature and Scope:
Typically reports to a sr manager position
Typically requires working collaboratively across multiple functions
Typically requires highly developed interpersonal skills for dealing with sensitive or controversial situations.
Typically faces situations that are unstructured and require original approaches.
Typically considers new approaches within general policies and short-term goals when solving problems.
Typically expected to provide infrequent status reports to management only as appropriate.
Environmental Job Requirements:
Additional Environmental Job Requirements:
Standard Minimum Qualifications: Pay Rate:
Must be eighteen years of age or older.
Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.
Additional Minimum Qualifications:
The knowledge, skills and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a high school diploma and/or GED.
Years of Relevant Work Experience:
Certifications & Licenses:
Most of the time is spent sitting or standing in the same location or there may be a need to stoop regularly or move/lift light material or equipment (typically less than 8 pounds).
Project Management experience
Exposure to strategic sourcing process
Six Sigma greenbelt/black belt certification
Customer service oriented
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:
Negotiation Skills - able to negotiate in adversarial situations to arrive at the best deal in terms of cost and quality to meet sourcing needs.
Product Knowledge - a thorough understanding of the product category to which he/she is assigned.
Strong presentation and communication skills.