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Regional Purchasing ManagerDes Moines, IAAs a Regional Purchasing Manager, you will be responsible for the planning, maintenance and procurement activities related to the regional inventory portfolio. You must be self-directed, work with a high sense of urgency and possess the ability to solve problems, and collaborate with other team members, vendors, etc. to meet the needs of the supply chain. This will involve a balanced emphasis on increasing service levels to customers while increasing the turnover of inventory in multiple locations to a specified target.You will know you're a match to this position if you possess interpersonal and organizational skills, are a self-starter, detail oriented, and can work quickly and accurately under time constraints and against deadlines. Experience with Eclipse ERP is a plus.What's in it for you? Competitive pay and benefits. The opportunity to develop professionally, grow personally and the flexibility to balance your life's priorities. Leaders who inspire, build trust, and empower employees to achieve their best.Primary Duties: Lead and mentor all purchasing personnel in the defined regional buying group to ensure they have been delegated adequate authority to carry out their responsibilities and objectives. Maintain a strong knowledge of supplier markets and build strong relationships with various disposition channels available to CESCO.Manage the day-to-day purchasing operations for assigned region, including processing of user requisitions, research and selection of potential suppliers, negotiation of pricing and terms and issuance of purchase orders. Coordinate activities of district purchasing, strategic purchase planning, and inventory management that support exceptional customer service levels. Manage and develop relationships with key suppliers that foster win-win negotiations and decisions. At a minimum, this would involve periodic supplier reviews and identification of opportunities for value improvement. Negotiate price, quality, service, payment terms, and returns of inactive material.Search for new products and seek to improve negotiations with vendors. Look for opportunities in vertical and horizontal markets. Determine market preferences through account manager discussions and district strategy planning process.Qualifications:Valid driver's license and ability to travel. Must meet Crescent Electric Supply Company's requirements to drive company vehicles.Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Family Owned. Culture of Quality. Opportunities to Advance. Crescent Electric offers a caring and supportive environment where employees are provided with the resources and support of a large company. Quality is a way of life at Crescent. Over the last 100 years, we've made every effort to continuously improve and grow as a team. As one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States, Crescent Electric has over 150 locations from coast to coast with a variety of career avenues you could pursue.Want to learn more about who we are and what we do? Check out our career overview videos on our YouTube playlist at Crescent is an Equal Opportunity Employer: We are committed to a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.Candidates are subject to assessments, Motor Vehicle record review, criminal background checks, credit and references check, and a post-offer drug screen. CESCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer:Candidates are subject to reference checks, credit, criminal background and DMV checks, assessments, and a post-offer drug screen. EOE/M/F/Vets/Disability