Sourcing Category Manager

Purchasing Orange, Connecticut Countryside, Illinois Orlando, Florida Austin, Texas


With over 45 locations in 17 states and nearly 1,000 employees, Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets. 

Our customers can count on us for same or next-day delivery of over 30,000 products from the top names in the industry right to their job site with no minimum order requirement. At the heart of what we do is building long-term, meaningful relationships. Whether it is our customers, suppliers, or our associates, everyone is a part of the Colony family!

At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally.

Reporting to the VP of Procurement, the Sourcing Category Manager is responsible for a key spending category such as Safety/PPE, Branded Products, Specified Products, or Commodity Products. This role will be responsible for defining and executing sourcing strategies that drive P&L value across the services within the assigned category.

  • Hold overall responsibility for all sourcing activity within the category, responsible for end-to-end execution of all sourcing activities with high impact and/or visibility within the organization
  • Develops and maintains sourcing plans, spend profiles, and product pipeline
  • Maintains status of all completed, active, and planned sourcing activities to review with management on a regular basis
  • Schedule and maintain regularly scheduled sourcing category review and planning sessions with key leaders within the assigned category
  • Leverage spend analytics, market intelligence, and expiring contracts reporting to continuously build a pipeline of opportunities for sourcing to address within the category
  • Maintains strong working relationships with business leaders and vendors to ensure Sourcing is engaged early on.
  • Develop processes to ensure that business stakeholders are utilizing preferred suppliers wherever possible thereby leveraging the company’s scale to drive greater value for the company
  • Address vendor issues in a timely manner to ensure the highest level of service delivery
  • Plan and implement effective negotiation strategies with vendors.
  • Assists in special projects as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements

  • High school degree or equivalent required.
  • College Degree in Business or related discipline/equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of purchasing, sourcing, or related experience required.

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.