Company Description: Sampco Companies™ (“Sampco”) is a privately held company founded in 1986 to fill a void for marketing samples in the asphalt roofing industry. Since then, the Sampco Companies have been designing and manufacturing samples and merchandising elements on behalf of the largest names in the building materials industry. Through our subsidiary, Brilliant Graphics Group (www.brilliantgraphicsgroup.com), we also offer extensive graphic design services including color management accuracy, large format digital printing, UV Coating, Film Laminating, European digital die cutting, and 3-dimensional image capturing. This division was started in 2007 with a two-prong strategic growth plan – supporting the needs of building material manufacturers as well as the traditional Point of Sale and Point of Purchase markets. In 2010 Vision Products (www.visionprod.com) joined the Sampco Companies™, enhancing our product portfolio even further. Our award-winning products represent roofing, ceramic tile, brick, stone, flooring, ceiling tile, window, composite decking and commercial sealant manufacturers on a national level. For over 30 years, Sampco has been focused on providing clients with creative marketing tools in a cost-effective manner. While the company often uses our innovative design and engineering teams to go from a customer’s “back of a napkin” idea to production, we also routinely work with client’s advertising agencies. No other sample company is as diversified as the Sampco Companies™.Sampco proudly serves the nation from six strategic production and fulfillment facilities in the U.S. including Georgia, Nevada, Texas, Indiana, Pennsylvania and our Corporate Headquarters in Massachusetts. The company has 350 dedicated employees across the nation.
Sampco Companies, the nation’s premier marketing company to the building materials industry, is seeking a dynamic manager to join our award-winning team at our Corporate HQ in Pittsfield MA.
The Purchasing Manager will be responsible for sourcing equipment, goods and services, as well as managing vendors. The successful candidate will be able to perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories of spend, search for more cost effective purchases for our national organization and develop new supply base relationships.
•Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies;
•Track and report key functional metrics in order to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness;
•Craft negotiation strategies and close deals with optimal terms;
•Partner with stakeholders to ensure clear requirements;
•Perform cost and scenario analysis, as well as benchmarking;
•Assess, manage and mitigate risks;
•Seek and partner with reliable vendors and suppliers;
•Determine quantity and timing of deliveries;
•Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand.
About the Company:
For over 30 years, the Sampco companies have been designing and manufacturing samples and merchandising elements on behalf of the largest names in the building materials industry. Our marketing tools represent flooring, siding, roofing, brick, stone, ceiling tile, window, composite decking and commercial sealant manufacturers on a national level. Sampco is headquartered in Pittsfield Massachusetts with five other manufacturing and fulfillment facilities located strategically across the United States.
•Proven working experience as a purchasing manager.
•Ability to manage direct reports, determine staffing requirements, set goals and monitor performance.
•Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management.
•Ability to gather and analyze data.
•Interest in market dynamics along with business sense.
•Working experience of systems, software and ERP systems.
•Solid judgement, along with superior decision-making skills.
•Strong leadership capabilities, strong sense of urgency and resourceful.
•Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years of experience in a related industry.
•Procuring offset printed materials is a plus.