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Manager, Procurement Enablement

Date: Feb 27, 2023

Location: Hybrid, IL, US, N/A CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013 LAKE FOREST, IL, US, 60045-5201

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is North America's leading distributor of maintenance, repair, and operating products and services. Our wide assortment, deep expertise, innovative technology solutions and unparalleled customer service keep customers' operations running and their people safe.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way at Grainger.

Position Details:

The Procurement Strategy Manager identifies, leads, and provides ongoing support & continuous improvements. You will support the team's mission of delivering the best assortment at the best cost. You will report to the Senior Manager, Supplier Management.

You Will:

  • Develop and deploy standard processes across multiple departmental initiatives
  • Provide ongoing continuous improvement & thought leadership
  • Serve as the cross functional consultant for portfolio reviews, supplier stratification, negotiation support and other departmental plans
  • Design negotiation strategies and tools that support the lowest total cost of procurement, including product cost, performance metrics, rebates, payment terms etc.
  • Coordinate with Financial business partners to develop the necessary tools to effectively model total cost
  • Design a customer relevant sourcing strategy that maximizes gross profit dollars while driving top-line sales growth
  • Lead planning, review, and implementation strategy to ensure portfolio optimization recommendation is executed consistently across the business.
  • Work with partners across the organization to ensure that customer research and brand segment plans are incorporated into the sourcing strategy
  • Partner with Global Supply Chain, Sales and Finance to ensure sourcing strategy supports total cost optimization objectives
  • Help optimize contractual agreements between Grainger and its Suppliers

You Have:

  • Bachelor's degree required, or equivalent related experience
  • Requires 3+ years experience in Purchasing, Product Management, Manufacturing, Distribution or Consulting.
  • Proficiency with ThinkCell, Advanced Sourcing Optimizer (ASO) Purchasing Software), Excel (can perform complex functions), Access, etc.)
  • Experience leading and executing decisions across an organization
  • Working knowledge of business strategies including customer requirements, catalog merchandising, Supply Chain strategies, product information strategies, and marketing strategies
  • Proficiency in partnering with partners across the business
  • Experience driving results through the negotiation process such as contract negotiation and supplier performance
  • Project management & financial analysis skills

Rewards and Benefits:

With benefits starting day one, Grainger is committed to your safety, health and wellbeing. Our programs provide choice and flexibility to meet our team members' individual needs. Check out some of the rewards available to you at Grainger

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans
  • Generous paid time off (PTO) and 6 company holidays per year
  • Automatic 6% 401(k) company contribution each pay period
  • Employee discounts, parental leave, 3:1 match on donations and tuition reimbursement
  • A comprehensive set of emotional, financial, physical and social wellbeing programs

DEI Statement

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.