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Director of Purchasing

Company: The Shade Store
Location: Pompano Beach
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:


At The Shade Store, we have handcrafted the finest Shades, Blinds and Drapery for 75 years. We believe designing beautiful custom window treatments should be an effortless experience, so we offer outstanding services to help our customers every step of the way, from inspiration to installation.


We set out to create a company culture that is enjoyable, rewarding, and where there is continuous upward mobility and growth opportunity. If you work hard, give the company your all, use good judgment, and have a positive attitude - then the sky is the limit. In return, there are numerous perks and benefits including:

* Competitive compensation
* Medical, Dental and Vision benefits
* PTO with additional 6 paid Holidays
* 401k Available and we match up to 4% of your contributions

THE POSITION: Director of Purchasing

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the Purchasing Director will be responsible for the management and oversight of all purchasing activities and associated teams. Responsible for Inventory management, Product Pricing, Supplier Development, Reporting, Systems and Analytical Analysis, Developing Continuous Improvement in Stock management (Stock Turns), Team Development and General Supply chain activities across the Manufacturing locations in Southern Florida.

The Purchasing Director will lead day-to-day supply chain activities to support the manufacturing business, and supervise the team of buyers ensuring that the company has the systems, tools, procedures, policies and resources in place to properly manage the business, support effective strategy implementation and conduct flawless inventory audits. The Purchasing Director will work closely with Sales, Manufacturing, Warehouse and Finance and their teams as required to further support and develop the business.

In addition, s/he will partner with the CFO, senior leadership and may be called upon to prepare presentations to Board of Directors' Finance and Audit committees.


* Create an environment that is stimulating, challenging while driving improved business results
* Develop the strategy and tactics to support sales forecast while achieving in-stock and inventory turn objectives
* Own and manage the vendor master file and stand-up processes for routine maintenance, onboarding new vendors, formalizing standard terms and conditions, etc.
* Partner with Accounting, Finance and Warehouse teams to establish and/or enhance controls in our end to end inbound processes from inquiry to order through order to remittance
* Develop effective supplier and inventory management performance metrics to accurately gauge supplier and third-party manufacturing improvements
* Develop tools and procedures to allow for both pro-active and re-active management of in stocks
* Drive continued process improvements to allow for exception management from the team
* Partner with supply chain and key business partners to provide accurate forecasting and demand planning for execution and planning purposes
* Develop, implement, evaluate and continually revise material usage model and purchasing forecast
* Educate both internal and external partners on the components of a forecast, what drives variability and each organization's contribution to the forecast
* Provide direction to the team as to how to quickly get and appropriately analyze the information to form recommendations for inventory improvements and other business decisions
* Identify and mitigate potential out-of-stock situations with suppliers
* Prioritize shipments with vendor and supplier partners
* Manage all workroom receiving exceptions, working with appropriate partners to identify issues and correct
* Develop, implement, and execute procedures to track open orders to ensure on time delivery
* Partner with Product Development, Production Coordinators, and Fulfillment on special projects
* Improve and manage material discontinuation process
* Participate in the formal assortment review with design and product development


* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
* 5-10 years of industry experience - Manufacturing based
* Demonstrated ability to use data to influence decision making
* Must be flexible, adaptable, resourceful and be comfortable dealing with ambiguity
* Experience developing and implementing forecasting and inventory control models
* Proven experience leveraging technology and improved processes to drive business results
* Strong analytical aptitude - ability to identify and analyze problems to provide an actionable solution
* Detail oriented and highly organized - must be able to dig in and communicate the details of the business
* Strong leadership skills - proven experience in leading and building teams
* Experience working with domestic and overseas suppliers - understanding of import processes and regulations
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills - specifically when partnering with suppliers and finding solutions to problems
* Team player with stellar work ethic and people skills
* Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must
* Calm demeanor under pressure - must have the ability to manage through change
* Extremely proficient in Microsoft Excel- filters, pivot tables, data manipulation and graphical representation
* Fabric knowledge - a plus but not required

ABOUT US: Visit our website at https://www.theshadestore.com/corporate-info/careers to learn more about The Shade Store and our career opportunities.

THE SHADE STORE offer is contingent upon:

* Proof of legal authorization to work in the United States for The Shade Store, which will be confirmed by E-Verify within three business days of your hire date

The Shade Store provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: The Shade Store, Pompano Beach , Director of Purchasing, Executive , Pompano Beach, Florida

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