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US LBM

US LBM is one of the leading and fastest growing distributors of specialty building materials in the United States, with a team of over 15,000 employees located throughout the country. Since our founding in 2009, we have acquired over 70 companies and have expanded to more than 500 locations serving 37 states. US LBM is a progressive organization that promotes a unique culture that focuses on the value of its customers and associates. Developing our people is critical to our strategy and fostering our culture of empowerment.

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The US LBM Regional Commodity Buyer works with the Senior Buyer and the operational leadership by coordinating contract negotiations with critical commodity suppliers, organizing/conducting regional spot and block buys, and coordinating forward pricing to protect long-term customer contracts. The Commodity Buyer is also responsible for working with teammates to communicate the status of the volatile commodity markets to crucial stakeholders and monitor commodity-related working capital performance/DSI compared to the target for their assigned areas. 

This role will be for our Northeast Region, and the ideal candidate will reside in the Eastern Time Zone.

Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the annual commodity contract negotiation process for assigned areas; monitors and executes supplier agreements for their designated areas. 

  • Procures commodity products for assigned areas.   

  • Builds and maintains relationships with strategic commodity partners. 

  • Transacts business with strategic commodity suppliers as assigned by leadership. 

  • Participates in joint supplier/division business plan meetings to facilitate the achievement of objectives. 

  • Provides guidance to operational leadership on the direction of the commodity markets. 

  • Communicates new product opportunities to the divisions as applicable.  

  • Participates in negotiations for new terms, rebates, and VMI programs for US LBM and divisions. 

  • Helps resolve challenges between suppliers and US LBM operations, including but not limited to cost, quantities, AP variances, and late shipments.  

  • Travels/visits divisions in their region quarterly to discuss pricing, strategy, and other updates.   

  • Works with team to execute block buys/spot buys and forward pricing for the divisions to protect long-term customer contracts. 

  • Other duties as assigned by Management.  

  • Complies with company safety, attendance, and ethics guidelines. 

Competencies:

  •  Accountability – holding self and others accountable to meet commitments. 

  • Action Oriented – Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm. 

  • Collaborates – Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. 

  • Communicates Effectively – Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences. 

  • Plans and Aligns – Planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals. 

  • Being Resilient – Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations. 

  • Strategic Mindset – Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies. 

  • Balances Stakeholders – Anticipating and balancing the needs of multiple stakeholders. 

Education and Experience Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 

  • Concentration in Supply Chain studies is also preferred. 

  • Minimum experience or equivalent education: 5 years of purchasing, inventory control/management, materials input, or warehousing experience. 

  • Strong knowledge of the building material industry to support Supply Chain objectives. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • A high degree of interpersonal communication for negotiation. 

  • Mastery of the tools needed to extract data, conduct RFPs, manage and replenish inventory. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other business-related software systems. 

  • Knowledge and skill to organize, plan, manage, execute, and evaluate projects. 

  • Physical demands include sitting for extended periods, standing and walking, bending or stooping, and lifting to 25 pounds frequently and up to 50 occasionally. 

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US LBM Holdings, LLC, is an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, order of protection status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state, or local law.

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