Purchasing Manager

Posting Date: Sep 16, 2023

Location: Tyler, TX

Company: Brookshire Grocery Company

Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC) is a family business based in Tyler, Texas, and currently operates more than 205 stores in four states – Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma – with three distribution centers and a corporate office. BGC prides itself on offering its partners one of the most comprehensive benefits packages in the industry which includes medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, paid time off, stock ownership, a 401k retirement plan, incentive plans, employee discounts, educational scholarships, and access to BGC’s 205-acre outdoor recreation area.

Job Summary

Manages the purchasing and strategic sourcing of capital equipment for new stores, remodels, and special projects. Provides oversight and direction to internal purchasing/warehouse resources, and external suppliers and vendors. Responsible for executing budgets and business plans, sourcing strategies, and master purchasing agreements for the Company.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carries out management responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, training and developing partners; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining partners; scheduling, addressing complaints and resolving problems. Works in conjunction with upper management to determine pay; and budget for department.
  • Works with upper management to facilitate significant purchasing events including negotiations, contract development and execution for the purpose of getting the best pricing and service for the Company.
  • Manages and directs capital equipment purchasing for new store, remodel and special project equipment for the purpose of ensuring material is validated and purchased in alignment with schedules, pricing and service levels.
  • Assists in developing capital equipment sourcing strategies for retail stores for the purpose of establishing priority, identifying price discovery method, and alignment for all material sourcing events.
  • Manages and directs the logistics for capital equipment related to new stores, remodels, and special projects to ensure equipment is delivered efficiently, effectively, and economically without causing project interruptions or delays.
  • Manages inventory controls within warehouse operations.
  • Manages and directs equipment disposition strategies to apply effective, economical and efficient means of reusing, recycling, or scrapping equipment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Advanced knowledge of financial planning and management.
  • Advanced knowledge of negotiation and conflict resolution.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills.
  • Intermediate knowledge of equipment disposition.
  • Intermediate knowledge of purchasing methodology and best practices for warehousing and equipment logistics.
  • Intermediate knowledge of equipment related to large box grocery retailing including perishable products.
  • Intermediate knowledge of contract development, billing management and budgeting.
  • Intermediate knowledge of strategic planning and tactical sourcing.
  • Ability to lead and motivate others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form with vendors and all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to present ideas, information and solutions to broad array of audiences (including senior leadership).
  • Ability to manage workforce productivity and performance.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to off-site and out-of-town locations with possible overnight stays.
  • Ability to work flexible schedules including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Must be attentive to potential hazards and remedy or place appropriate warning signs or devices around or near the hazard as soon as is reasonably possible.
  • Must report any potential hazards that cannot be immediately remedied to a supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field and five or more years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of experience and/or higher education required.

Physical Demands

  • Continuously required to use close vision, distance vision, depth perception or the ability to focus.
  • Frequently required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to use hands for reaching, touching or handling.
  • Frequently required to use fine finger movements (ex. sorting and typing).
  • Frequently required to sit for long periods of time.
  • Frequently required to push, pull, maneuver or lift objects up to 40 lbs.
  • Occasionally required to bend, kneel or squat.
  • Occasionally required to stand or walk.
  • Occasionally required to drive.

Work Context and Environment

  • Work is generally performed in an office environment with occasional visits to retail stores.
  • Quiet to moderate noise level.

Brookshire Grocery Company strives to provide a safe, drug free and alcohol-free environment for its partners and guests. The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability, genetic information or military status and any other trait protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tyler