Manpower Group Purchasing Manager in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

The Thos. Somerville Co., a leading distributor of plumbing and HVAC products, is seeking a Purchasing Manager.

This is a direct hire position working for the Thos. Somerville company.

Review existing product lines for opportunities to increase company Return on Investment (ROI), as well as research and introduce new product. Determine the most cost effective methods of distribution to stocking locations within the company. Communicate with all levels of management regarding product opportunities.


  • Ø Product line reviews-With an emphasis on a growing line of HVAC products

  • Ø Vendor cost comparisons

  • Ø Vendor negotiations

  • Ø New vendor/product initiatives

  • Ø Vendor meetings

  • Ø Vendor logistics analysis

  • Ø Vendor / product consolidation

  • Ø Interact with TSCO Sales & Product Managers on current to further develop key supplier relationships

  • Ø Maintain accountability for Vendor quotes and special costs

  • Ø Assignment of product lines to appropriate Purchasing Agent

  • Ø All other duties as needed


  • Ø Inventory replenishment

  • Ø New vendor set up

  • Ø New item set up

  • Ø Data management

  • Ø Monitor CDC order fill rate to FY Goal

  • Ø Monitor available deals for each month to insure proper application and reporting

  • Ø Collect and consolidate reports from agents

  • Ø Participate in purchasing agent reviews


  • Ø At least 5 years of building materials purchasing/purchasing management experience; HVAC Distributor purchasing experience

  • Ø Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook experience; Advance Excel and Access skills required

  • Data management skills required

Only candidates who meet the above qualifications will be considered.