Purchasing Manager - #181730

The Pete Store LLC

Date: 1 week ago
City: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Contract type: Full time
The Pete Store has grown from a single location in 2001 to become one of the largest and most respected truck dealers in the world today. Our secret to success isn’t much of a secret at all We prioritize hiring, training, and supporting great people above everything else – even our customers. Employees come first at The Pete Store because we believe that the better we take care of our employees, the better they will take care of our customers.

If you are looking for a place where you are valued, supported, and can be a part of building something truly special, look no further. Let’s get to work!


  • Affordable employee health Insurance (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401K with company match
  • Paid holiday and vacation
  • Employer paid training for technicians

We are seeking an experienced and strategic Purchasing Manager to lead procurement. The ideal candidate will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the purchasing process, including vendor management, negotiations, and strategic sourcing. The Purchasing Department Manager will play a crucial role in optimizing costs, ensuring timely procurement of goods and services, and maintaining strong relationships with suppliers.

  • Strategic Sourcing
    • Develop and implement strategic sourcing plans to ensure cost-effectiveness and high-quality procurement.
    • Identify and evaluate potential suppliers, negotiate contracts, and establish long-term relationships with key vendors.
    • Stay informed about market trends, industry best practices, and technological advancements to drive continuous improvement in the sourcing process.
  • Cost Optimization
    • Analyze current procurement processes to identify opportunities for cost savings and efficiency improvements.
    • Negotiate favorable terms and conditions with suppliers to optimize pricing, terms, and payment terms.
    • Implement cost-control measures and strategies to achieve budgetary goals.
  • Compliance and Risk Management
    • Ensure compliance with all relevant laws, regulations, and company policies in the procurement process.
    • Mitigate risks associated with procurement activities and develop contingency plans to address potential disruptions.
    • Collaborate with legal and compliance teams to review and negotiate contracts.
  • Vendor Relationship Management
    • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with suppliers to ensure reliable and timely delivery of goods and services.
    • Resolve supplier-related issues and conflicts in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Periodically evaluate vendor performance and implement improvement plans as needed.
  • Budget Management
    • Develop and manage the departmental budget, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and objectives.
    • Monitor and report on key performance indicators related to purchasing activities.
    • Provide regular reports to senior management on departmental performance and initiatives.
    • Proven experience (5 years) in a senior purchasing or procurement role.
    • Strong negotiation and contract management skills.
    • In-depth knowledge of procurement best practices, market trends, and industry regulations.
    • Excellent leadership and team management abilities.
    • Analytical mindset with strong problem-solving skills.
    • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficient in using procurement software and tools.

    If you meet the qualifications and are ready to take on a challenging and rewarding role as a Purchasing Department Manager, we invite you to submit your application with a resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and achievements.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    All applicants who accept employment will be required to complete a pre-employment drug/BG/MVR screen.

    The Pete Store is an equal opportunity employer. All employees and potential employees will be recruited, selected, trained, compensated, promoted and if necessary, disciplined without regard to sex, race, religion, age, national origin, color, disability, status as a veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

    Employees holding a CDL license are classified in a “safety sensitive” position as defined by the United States Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations. As a “safety sensitive” classification, you will be subject to drug and alcohol testing, including random testing.

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