Home Depot GLOBAL COMMODITY SPECIALIST in Atlanta, Georgia

POSITION PURPOSE

Support the SSM of a product category in negotiation and vendor management in the assigned category.

MAJOR TASKS, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

30% Negotiate small-scale (relative to that of the SSM) purchases with vendors.

30% Manage vendor relationships, including vendor evaluation and communication with vendors.

5% Follow up continually on purchase orders, vendor service, delivery schedules, and product quality.

15% Identify and qualify vendors to source products for the organization.

15% Conduct research to assess vendor capabilities and product information as they relate to company needs.

5% Partner with Purchasing Operations to ensure a smooth transition from the initial deal to ongoing purchasing of product or service.

NATURE AND SCOPE

Typically reports to Manager or SSM.

This position has no direct reports.

Typically requires highly developed interpersonal skills for dealing with sensitive or controversial situations.

Typically faces situations that are unstructured and require original approaches.

Typically solves problems by considering courses of action within the framework of management' s goals and standards.

ENVIRONMENTAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

Environment:

Located in a comfortable indoor area. Any unpleasant conditions would be infrequent and not objectionable.

Travel:

Typically requires overnight travel less than 10% of the time.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Must be eighteen years of age or older.

Must be legally permitted to work in the United States.

Education Required:

The knowledge, skills, and abilities typically acquired through the completion of a bachelor's degree program or equivalent degree in a field of study related to the job.

Years of Relevant Work Experience: 1 years

Physical Requirements:

Most of the time is spent sitting or standing in the same location or there may be a need to stoop regularly or move/lift light material or equipment (typically less than 8 pounds).

Preferred Qualifications:

3 to 4 years experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies:

High level of product knowledge/expertise.

Negotiate for products and services within the assigned product category ensuring the lowest possible price.

Strong communication and presentation skills.

Ability to analyze contracts and drive service level agreements (SLAs) We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.