BlueLinx Corporation

  • General Manager, Specialty Products

    Job Locations US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/2/2018 9:09 AM)
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Supply Chain
    Job ID
    4925
  • Overview

    Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing over 1,500 people, BlueLinx offers thousands of products from suppliers all over the world to service over 10,000 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business through a vast network of distribution centers located throughout the U.S. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.

     

    Position Purpose Summary: 

    Develops overall strategy for alignment between sales and procurement of a major product category (i.e. Interior Products).  Ensures profitable vendor negotiations through strategic sourcing efforts and supplier negotiations.

    Responsibilities

    • Understands the company’s vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
    • Manages strategic top vendor relationships and supplier selection process.
    • Sets price strategies of assigned product category to determine what to buy and sell. Assesses the market size, opportunities and life cycles for assigned product categories to determine BlueLinx’ strategy for product procurement.
    • Assesses the market size, opportunities and life cycles for assigned product categories to determine BlueLinx’ strategy for product procurement.
    • Partners with sales and marketing for market intelligence to ensure margins. Creates company’s go-to-market strategy for assigned product categories.
    • Facilitates inventory strategy alignment, including ensuring appropriate service levels and inventory turns.
    • Manages risk associated with profitability by setting appropriate procurement strategies. Manages operating expenses to stay below targeted levels.
    • Manages operating expenses to stay below targeted levels.
    • Leads team; selects/hires; develops objectives; coaches and evaluates performance.  Ensures direct reports obtain applicable training and development opportunities to enhance performance, development, and contributions to the company.  Holds direct reports accountable for individual and team performance.  Addresses performance issues appropriately and timely.

    Qualifications

    • 10+ years of experience in related field preferred; 8+ years with MS/MA/MBAExtensive product knowledge. 
    • Foundational knowledge of end-to-end supply chain process and requirements. 
    • P&L knowledge.  Strategic sourcing and supplier negotiation experience. 
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant tools/technology.
    • BS / BA Degree Supply Chain Management, Math/Statistics or in related field preferred; MS / MA / MBA a plus.
    • National Certification (APICS and/or ISM) a plus

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