Purchasing Managerat CDW Careers

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Job ID: 19000656
Updated: Apr 22, 2019
Location: Lincolnshire, IL, United States

The Purchasing manager leads the purchasing process of hardware, service and software items for both the Drop Ship and Inventory practice. This incumbent is a leader within the purchasing department, responsible for increasing drop ship/inventory efficiency and activities related to cost-effective procurement strategies to achieve company objectives. The Purchasing Manager partners with Sales, IT, Product Management, and Finance to ensure company/department strategies are achieved. This role manages a team of individuals to ensure the achievement of purchasing goals and developing close partner relationships.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Implement and maintain strategic purchasing initiatives and associated goals to meet corporate objectives.
  • Drive service level expectations with our suppliers and address those who are not meeting expectations.
  • Review current procedures to ensure consistency across the function and optimal execution.
  • Enhance internal and external customer and vendor relationships.
  • Maintain open communication and effective partnerships with all internal stake holders cross-functionally.
  • Lead and develop team member skill sets to ensure capabilities can effectively achieve results.
  • Identify areas of process improvements, recommend and implement appropriate changes.
  • Establish primary suppliers for all product lines.
  • Manage our daily inventory goals, backorders, aging inventory, buy-in’s, and RFP practice.


Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years of purchasing experience
  • 1-year experience managing people

Other Required Qualifications

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact at all levels including senior leadership.
  • History of strong analytical, negotiation, and strategic planning skills. Proficient in
  • Microsoft Office applications.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong partner relationships.
  • Strong ability to multitask and identify priorities.
  • Advanced knowledge of the purchasing process.
  • Flexibility to manage competing priorities and shift focus as determined by the changing needs of the business.

Preferred Qualifications

  • History of building partnering relationships with top technology manufacturers and distribution partners
  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain Management
Job Category: Procurement
Job Type: Full-Time
Travel Percentage: 10%

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