Persistent, Fearless and Cool. That is what it takes to thrive in the fun, fast-paced, and ever changing world of Squire. We are not trying to change the whole world, just the world of our customers and we are expanding our select team.

Job Summary

Implements procurement strategies, from initial identification of procurement needs through delivery, for indirect goods and services within Squire Supply Program and Squire POS Hardware needs.   Assist with implementation of short-term and long-term strategies that align with the Company goals for reducing costs and company financial goals.
Responsible for negotiating, coordinating, and assuring that assigned categories and services are purchased at the lowest possible cost. Assesses near-term and long-term plans to establish supplier priorities balanced with business needs; consults with Management, and other subject experts to develop alternative solutions; advises on options, risks, total cost of ownership, and business impacts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages day-to-day on-going category supplier relations and seeks out growth or revision opportunities within supply base. Acts as the internal point of contact for supplier management and complaint resolution; conducts regular supplier meetings and implements improvement strategies with suppliers. Creates, nurtures, and enhances supplier relationships.
  • Develop and implement category sourcing strategies, including development and implementation of RFQ's and RFP’s, documents bid events through correspondence to suppliers; develops selection criteria; conducts supplier negotiations and ongoing supplier management.
  • Assists with development and implementation of business plans, performance goals and metrics for each assigned category. Collaborates with Operations, Legal, Supply Chain and others as needed on cross-functional sourcing opportunities. Actively seeks ways to streamline business processes; researches and provides information on industry category trends and best practices.
  • Collaborates on inventory control, including lifecycle of product, and assists in project management of all sourcing activities. Makes suggestions for opportunities to reduce product and service costs.
  • Drives tracking and reporting for assigned spend areas; assists with supplier key performance indicators with Leadership. Performs data analysis and modeling.
  • Monitor supplier performance to ensure that delivery dates and technical and contractual requirements are met. Participate in strategic meetings with suppliers and to ensure execution of defined strategies.
  • Cultivates team morale, motivation, and loyalty through continuous training and mentorship, proving clear communication and constructive feedback.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 3 years of experience in Category Management and/or analyzing related data such as sales trends, assortment selections, or financial planning OR High School equivalent and 5 years of experience in Retail, Sales, and/or Category Management and/or analyzing related data such as sales trends, assortment selections, or financial planning.
  • Knowledge of the procurement lifecycle and procurement best practices.
  • Experience in supplier negotiations and developing/executing sourcing strategies.
  • Experience collaborating with internal and external resources to develop strategies that meet department goals within budget and established timelines.
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example: using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft PowerPoint (for example: applying a theme, formatting character spacing, inserting a picture, changing slide layout and theme colors, adding transitions, customizing slide numbers, changing chart style and/or formatting font).
  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example: inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
  • Willing to travel up to 25% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state). *** Does not apply during current COVID-19 conditions

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 2 years of experience in negotiating deals.
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis.

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