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E&R Procurement Manager

Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: STERLING HEIGHTS, MI, US, 48314-3761

Company: Grainger Businesses

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. As one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 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 with Grainger today.

E&R Industrial, a wholly owned subsidiary of Grainger, is an innovative, full-line industrial supply distributor committed to brand name quality products, competitive prices, and on-time delivery. As a regional distributor of MRO products, including a deep portfolio of metalworking/cutting tool products and solutions, E&R provides outstanding product and technical expertise to the manufacturing industrial sector. The dedicated staff of professionals are proactive in creating cost effective solutions designed to meet and exceed the demands of our valued customers.

Position Details:

Reporting to the Director for E&R Supply Chain, you will manage the purchasing of material for inventory and fulfillment of customer orders, improve purchasing processes, and develop sourcing capabilities for the business.

You Will:

  • Lead a team of 6 to 10 team members
  • Lead continuous improvement of purchasing processes following changing organizational needs and market conditions
  • Ensure purchase orders are processed according to the standards of the business
  • Ensure purchase orders are acknowledged by suppliers
  • Ensure accurate ship dates are updated on open/aged purchase orders promptly
  • Transform purchasing to an end-to-end procurement function including sourcing, negotiation, and supplier performance management
  • Ensure sourcing of product is conducted within leadership guidelines
  • Collaborate with Product Management, Pricing Administration, Customer Service, Accounts Payables and Sales to optimize the order to cash process.
  • Collaborate with Inventory Planning, Warehouses and Suppliers to assist with inventory returns and credits for damaged, missing, or incorrect product delivery.

You Have:

  • BA/BS or equivalent
  • 5 + years experience in related field
  • Analysis and process improvement skillset
  • Success in leading a team
  • Strong problem solving, decision-making skills with the ability to drive results.
  • Good interpersonal, communication and relationship building skills with internal team members and external customers.


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
  • 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.