Sourcing Manager


GREEN BAY, WI, US, 54301-5160

Date:  Jul 18, 2024


Work Location Type: Green Bay, WI - Hybrid 


Imperial Supplies, a Grainger Company, is a national distributor of quality maintenance products. Serving the fleet maintenance industry since 1958, Imperial has formed lasting relationships with customers by tailoring our services to meet their changing needs.


Our welcoming workplace enables you to learn, grow and make a difference by keeping businesses running and their people safe. As a Great Place to Work-Certified™ company, we’re looking for passionate people to join our team as we continue leading the industry.

There is a reason Imperial Supplies has continued to grow over the last 64 years, and the answer is simple; we put “People First”. We pride ourselves on our high-performing, collaborative culture while maintaining strong relationships with our customers. We are searching for a Sourcing Manager to join our team.


Imperial Supplies, a Grainger company, is a national distributor of quality maintenance products. Serving the fleet maintenance industry since 1958, Imperial has formed lasting relationships with customers by tailoring our services to meet their changing needs.


Why should you join Imperial?

  • Competitive salary        
  • Hybrid / Remote schedule
  • Monday – Friday work schedule, no nights, or weekends!
  • Immediate medical, dental, vision; 12 hours of PTO for every full month worked, 6 paid holidays and 6% of annual earnings contributed to your retirement, immediately vested!


Position Overview: The Sourcing Manager will be responsible for leading the sourcing of assigned product categories to achieve improvements in Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), working capital and business financial goals.  Best results will be achieved by using a strategic sourcing process to drive the activities involved in supplier selection, supplier development, and supplier relationship management.   This role involves working closely with cross functional teams to achieve strategic sourcing objectives for the assigned commodities. 




Key Responsibilities:


  • Develop, document, and communicate product category sourcing strategies and action plans that are aligned to the organization’s business objectives and based on a strong understanding of the categories assigned. 
  • Develop capability to obtain the lowest possible long term cost through negotiations, competitive bidding, and market and supplier knowledge.  Aggressively seek and recommend productivity improvement opportunities based upon new source, product substitutions, or improved process.  
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management, Sales, and Purchasing in sourcing new products and selection of new suppliers to support new growth initiatives. 
  • Manage the suppler selection process thru RFQ’s, agreements and 3rd party contracting. 
  • Negotiate supply contracts that meet the business needs including terms, pricing, volume agreements, inventory management strategies, competitive benchmarks, performance, and annual cost improvements in TCO. 
  • Work cross functional with team members to develop and manage supplier relationships to obtain the best value in terms of cost, service, quality, and innovation.  Monitors and manages supplier performance using clearly defined objectives and metrics. 
  • Work closely with the Product Management Team to support the development of Category Strategies and the total offering. 
  • Champion the risk analysis of assigned products, the assessment and mitigation plans that minimize disruptions to the customer.   This includes primary and secondary suppliers as needed, monitoring, and managing material supply to protect against short term disruptions, understanding supply base capacity to meet our demands (short and longer term) and negotiating inventory programs where applicable. 
  • Leverage the Grainger Global Sourcing (GGS) team and relationship to maximize leverage for cost and service.  This also includes product qualification leverage and resources. 
  • Work cross functionally with the Technical Product Support (TPS) team for product support, cross referencing, and product support. 



Skills: Effective verbal and written communication skills.  Total Cost of Ownership, negotiations, cost analysis and ROI a must.  Strong cross functional communicator, quick learner on products, features, and benefits.  Strong and creative problem-solving skills.  Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Product application aptitudes will be helpful in understanding products and markets. 



Minimum Education and Experience: 4-year degree in Business, Marketing, Supply Chain, Engineering or equivalent work experience. 3-5 years of Purchasing, Sourcing, Engineering or Supply Chain.  Experience in international travel a plus 



What will put you ahead: Master’s degree, Project Management, and Six-Sigma methodologies 5-7 years of Sourcing, Purchasing, and or Project Management 


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.


We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible environment that includes both providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities during the application and hiring process as well as throughout the course of one’s employment.  With this in mind, should you need a reasonable accommodation during the application and selection process, please advise us so that we can provide appropriate assistance.