Vice President of Purchasing Corporate Headquarters 12575 Uline Drive, Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
Uline is seeking a Vice President of Purchasing to join our Purchasing team.
Uline's inventory philosophy will blow you away: Everything in stock, at all locations, at all times. We made customer service a priority from the very beginning, offering the highest quality products delivered the next business day.
Our philosophy drives the highest customer satisfaction in the industry. This critical leadership role will continue to ensure that Uline delivers on its promises.
Partner with the Merchandising team to achieve a customer-centric product assortment that builds profitable, repeat sales.
Work collaboratively across departments to develop stable procurement and execution strategies.
Develop and maintain forecasts for future demand.
Lead and develop key vendor relationships in partnership with product managers.
Select and implement a new demand planning package, moving the procurement process from a manual to an automated environment.
Establish goals, track performance and create accountability at all levels to support the company's profit objectives.
Formulate and recommend department policies and procedures.
Recruit, develop and retain high-quality associates, creating a culture of continuous improvement.
Bachelor's degree. Master's degree a plus.
15+ years experience in a purchasing, demand forecasting, replenishment and / or allocations role.
Familiarity with catalog, e-commerce, retail and / or wholesale operations.
AS/400 and other procurement systems knowledge a plus.
Experience leading large organizations with multiple levels of associates.
Experience leading large projects to successful completion.
Understands forecasting process and algorithms.
Extensive knowledge of inventory management.
Proven ability to excel in a challenging, high SKU count environment.
Ability to evaluate situations and make tough decisions.
Experienced communicator at all levels of an organization.
Complete insurance coverage that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts and wellness programs.
401(k) with 5% employer match.
Paid holidays and generous paid time off.
Bonus programs that include annual performance, sales goals and profit sharing.
Scholarship program for children of employees.
On-site café with executive chefs and seasonal dinner-to-go options.
First-class fitness center with complimentary personal trainers.
Over four miles of beautifully maintained walking trails.
Numerous employee appreciation events throughout the year.
Professional development classes and monthly in-house speakers.
Uline is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America. We're a family-owned company known for incredible service and quality products. We offer same-day shipping on over 36,000 products found in our 788-page catalog and on our state-of-the-art e-commerce website.
Our quality products, huge inventory and ongoing expansion fuel our incredible growth. This is a great time to join Uline!
EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled Uline is a drug-free workplace.
Internal Number: 2856BR
In 1980, after recognizing a local need for a shipping supply distributor, Liz and Dick Uihlein started Uline from their basement. Their first product was the H-101 carton sizer (still offered today). It sold far beyond their expectations and encouraged the Uihleins to add more products to the catalog the following year.
Uline has steadily grown and continues to be a family owned and run business. The product line has expanded to include industrial, packaging, shipping, material handling, retail and janitorial supplies, including over 1,550 shipping box sizes alone. The 788-page Uline catalog reaches businesses nationwide, offering over 36,000 products with quick delivery.
Today, with over 6,000 employees in North America, Uline has distribution centers in Chicago, IL; Minneapolis, MN; Allentown, PA; Los Angeles, CA; Atlanta, GA; Dallas, TX and Seattle, WA. We also have international facilities in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver Canada, along with Mexicali and Monterrey Mexico.