Purchasing Manager

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The Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day responsibilities of purchasing financial planning, budget submission and existing store supply management. These responsibilities include execution and management of purchase orders, invoice reconciliation, order tracking, business partner follow ups, vendor partnerships, and finance functions. The Purchasing Manager will allocate projects and workload to the team of Purchasing Agents and will ensure all project deadlines are met. The Purchasing Manager will improve procurement processes and will lead any updates/upgrades on ERP systems. There are 2 Purchasing Agents that report into this role. The Purchasing Manager will report to the Purchasing Director.


Budgeting and Forecasting

• Monitor Expense budgets and forecast weekly

• Manage monthly and annual accruals

• Manage vendor risk assessment
Existing Stores

• Manage the monthly store supplies ordering for +2000 stores. Ensure deliveries are made on time and accurately

• Establish best practices for processes and projects relative to both Ross and dd's stores

• Manage timely and accurate payment of all existing store expenses and balance existing store supplies budgets monthly
ERP systems

• Serve as the system administrator, for the Supply Purchasing Department, of the Web Ordering System (Coupa) and the ERP system (PeopleSoft 9.2). Responsible for troubleshooting system issues with IT or the vendor to avoid or minimize downtime. Also responsible for maintaining system updates and to take point to represent the needs of the department in the event of a system upgrade or replacement
LP Management

• Responsible for the timely processing of Loss Prevention purchase orders

• Analyze store order data to identify spending trends and improvements opportunities

• Ensure that LP projects are properly bid and executed
Ad hoc Projects

• Action ad hoc projects, inquiries and requests

• Manage other duties and special projects as assigned
Vendor Management

• Schedule and host meetings and QBRs with existing vendors

• Provide clear and direct feedback (wins and opportunities) to vendors during business reviews
People Management and Training

• Manage the workload of the Purchasing Agents that report into this position. Prioritize work and establish timelines as needed

• Identify overtime needs and approve timesheets bi-weekly

• Manage training and onboarding of new and existing Purchasing Agents

• Train team members on Purchasing tools and systems updates/upgrades (PeopleSoft, Coupa)



• Building Effective Teams (for managers of People and/or Projects)

• Developing Talent (for managers of People)

• Collaboration

• Leading by Example

• Communicates Effectively

• Ensures Accountability and Execution

• Manages Conflict

• Business Acumen

• Plans, Aligns and Prioritizes

• Organizational Agility
With particular emphasis on the following specific position-related competencies:

• Technical Competence/Expertise

• Analysis and Judgment

• Problem Solving

• Drives Results


• Bachelor's degree required with a focus in accounting or finance

• 5+ years relevant experience

• Prior leadership and/or supervisory experience

• Excellent organizational skills - must be able to manage to and meet multiple daily, weekly and monthly deadlines

• Strong technical skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel, as well as ability to learn new business process software applications (PeopleSoft, Access, Coupa)

• Strong analytical skills, accuracy, timeliness, and attention to detail

• Teamwork - needs to be able to build effective working relationships within and outside the Purchasing department

• Ability to identify and design projects and analyses related to financial and store driven opportunities


Job requires ability to work in an office environment, primarily on a computer.
Requires sitting, standing, walking, hearing, talking on the telephone, attending in-person meetings, typing, and working with paper/files, etc.
Consistent timeliness and regular attendance.
Vision requirements: Ability to see information in print and/or electronically.
This role requires regular in-office presence, including to engage in in-person team interaction, meetings and collaboration, client support, mentoring, coaching, and/or feedback. However, this role can perform duties effectively using a combination of in-office and remote work.


Purchasing Agent

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at management's discretion.

Ross is an equal employment opportunity employer. We consider individuals for employment or promotion according to their skills, abilities and experience. We believe that it is an essential part of the Company's overall commitment to attract, hire and develop a strong, talented and diverse workforce. Ross is committed to complying with all applicable laws prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, physical, mental or developmental disability, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), veteran status, military status, marital or registered domestic partnership status, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics), genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, as well as any other category protected by federal, state or local laws.