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Purchasing Supervisor

Date: Feb 21, 2019

Location: GREEN BAY, WI, US, 543015160

Company: Imperial Supplies

Help us drive record-breaking, double-digit growth! 
Imperial Supplies is a growing distributor within the Grainger family of companies. Our growth is fueled by collaborative teams dedicated to providing an unparalleled customer experience.

Businesses of all sizes trust Imperial for quality fleet maintenance products and innovative inventory solutions. Servicing the transportation industry since 1958 with a “Customer is King” attitude, we partner with more National fleet customers than all of our competition combined.


Due to aggressive growth initiatives, we are adding a Purchasing Supervisor role. In this role, you will lead a group of 2-3 Buyers and support company financial objectives and customer fill rates while controlling or reducing product costs. Purchasing spend is expected to increase by 30% over the next 5 years due to strategic growth plans.  


Scope of responsibility will include

  • Achievement of annual inventory turns and fill rate objectives.
  • Coach, supervise, and direct multiple Buyers’ performance regarding supplier negotiations, service level terms and conditions, and ongoing team member development.
  • Continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions. 
  • Cross-functional partnership with Product Management, Quality Assurance, marketing and Sales on quality specifications, promotions, new product introductions, and required inventory to support initiatives.
  • Development of competitive secondary and third-tiered sources, including global sources, for all major product lines. Identification of manufacturers as primary suppliers of Imperial branded products.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or Operations Management or equivalent experience; and 3 years of product or services purchasing experience and operational supervisory or mentoring work experience.
  • Master's Degree in Business or Operations management and 5+ years of Supply Chain experience including direct supervision preferred.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, ability to utilize personal or network computer purchasing systems and Excel / Office writing software programs, proven negotiation and networking skills required.
  • Ability to establish departmental priorities and deadlines to achieve multiple goals is essential to success in this role.


Imperial offers

  • Competitive base salary, annual bonus opportunity
  • Immediate, industry leading benefits including health/dental/vision insurance, company paid life and short term disability
  • Minimum 8% company contribution to retirement annually


Imperial is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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