Senior Sourcing Manager

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Supplier Partnership Manager

Heritage Pool Supply Group


Role Overview:

All partner relations within a particular category are the responsibility of the Supplier Partnership Manager (SPM). The (SPM) is responsible for the financial performance of a particular product category. Profitability will be measured on several components including field sales margin, vendor rebates, vendor payment terms and vendor marketing contributions such as promotion allowances, sample allowances, etc. In addition, he or she will monitor the performance of vendors and products within a category as well as a review of potential product additions that will result in improving the category's performance. The SPM works very closely with Inventory Management to ensure the efficient delivery and proper inventory levels of the products in the category and Marketing to create support materials that will assist in the sales of the category.

Strong ethics and negotiation skills are required for this role. Sales or supplier management experience in the category is required to ensure understanding of the field sales needs. The right candidate possesses professional presence and communication skills and is collaborative, analytical, detailed oriented and service minded. This individual represents Heritage to a large section of our vendor community.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supplier Relations: Develop and manage relationships with existing and potential vendors. Review annually to determine the strategic value to the organization. Annually conduct a strategic partner evaluation to determine rationalization of vendors and SKUs.
  • Negotiations: Responsible for negotiating financial components including but not limited to price, rebate, payment terms, prepaid freight, and marketing allowances (i.e., promos, coupons, samples) with our vendors. In addition, legal contract language in supply agreements will be negotiated by this position in cooperation with our legal department.
  • Selling Price: Participates in providing market data and insights to assist the centralized pricing team to determine selling prices at a market level.
  • Marketing: Involved in the development of marketing materials such as catalogs, sales sheets, branding and logo development. Responsible for the timeliness of the marketing support materials to field sales.
  • Sales Support: Provide product and sales training to the field sales staff and participate in trade shows that promote the sales of the category and assist with the sales process for key accounts. Support warranty resolution when unusual circumstances take place.
  • Profitability: Review sales, margin, and gross profit dollars on a weekly basis. Determine opportunities for sales, margin, and gross profit dollars improvement. Partner with inventory management to ensure inventory levels are equitable to overall profitability.
  • Product Availability: Set up multiple sources of supply to ensure availability. Set up regional sources of supply when needed.
  • International Market Knowledge: Understanding of global supply and raw material impact on pricing trends. Appropriately evaluates the impact of all applicable laws governing imports to ensure compliance.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Professional image, presentation, and communications skills
  • Strong analytics skills including use of reporting suites
  • Adherence to high ethical standards
  • Product and industry knowledge highly desirable
  • Understanding of international logistics is highly desirable
  • Understanding of import duties highly desirable

Company Overview:

Sponsored by leading private equity firms, Leonard Green & Partners and Berkshire Partners, SRS Distribution ("SRS") is a large, specialty distribution platform that operates a network of 650+ branch locations across 44 states. Since the company's founding in 2008, SRS has achieved a best-in-class growth trajectory driven by the execution of 100+ acquisitions, the opening of 150+ new greenfield sites, and superior organic growth. SRS has an entrepreneurial mind-set and differentiated culture, which have been core tenants of its success and ability to attract talent in all areas of the organization. The company maintains leadership positions in three large and attractive industry verticals - building products, landscape supply, and pool & spa supply. SRS is one of the fastest growing distribution businesses in the U.S. and in the top 60 on Forbes list of America's Largest Private Companies.

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Job Location: SRS Distribution - McKinney

7440 State Highway 121 McKinney, TX 75070-3104

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Veteran Friendly Employer. Heritage Pool Supply Group believes in hiring military veterans at any level for any position. We know your service trained you in many of the areas we value, such as; leadership, teamwork, performance, integrity, and safety. If your experience matches our requirements, we want you to apply today.

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Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc. operates in the Marketing Tech industry. The company is located in McKinney, TX. It has 135 total employees. To see all 3 open jobs at Heritage Pool Supply Group, Inc., click here.
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