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BUNZL Director of Sourcing in Romeoville, Illinois


The Director of Sourcing will provide accountability and ownership of the day to day management of the Sourcing and Procurement team for a Market.


  • Provide leadership and oversight of the Purchasing team

  • Demonstrate remote leadership competency and motivate and engage employees via in person, telephone, and technology methods. Maintain consistent presence throughout market.

  • Provide responsiveness as if all employees were in the same location

  • Provide superior training and development and hire top talent to improve the organization

  • Drive inventory turns and 120 Day inventory

  • Take ownership for vendor relationships creating value and ensuring strong performance to established expectations

  • Work closely with internal team (Sales, Customer Service, Warehousing, and Accounting) to maximize working capitol and customer satisfaction.

  • Communicate and coordinate with Region, Division, and Corporate Sourcing teams to ensure the alignment of strategies and priorities.

  • Lead total cost management reduction with emphasis on driving Imports and Private Label.

  • Negotiate vendor costing and terms as well as promotional programs.

  • Partner with Market leadership team to lead the business to achieve sales, profitability and working capital goals. Partner with the team to implement solutions-based strategies and consistency throughout the market.

  • Focus on consistency for the procurement function throughout the market.


  • High School Diploma required

  • Bachelor's Degree in Procurement or related field or equivalent experience required

  • 5+ years of prior Procurement experience required

  • 5+ years experience managing a team of people, with progressive levels of responsibility.

  • Must have excellent negotiating skills and the ability to represent the company to a broad range of suppliers, achieving lowest cost while maintaining a high degree of supplier loyalty

  • Must be process driven -continuously searching for ways to improve quality, accuracy, speed of response and departmental efficiency

  • Knowledge of the distribution environment, inventory management systems, and supplier selection and qualification

  • Product knowledge across multiple industries a definite plus

  • Microsoft Excel and Word competency required

  • Excellent process improvement abilities

  • Outstanding problem solving skills

  • Experience in a sales-driven distribution environment

  • Strong business and financial acumen

  • Excellent people skills and the ability to translate customer requirements into results.

  • High energy level, with the ability and desire to be part of a proactive, solution-oriented, customer-focused purchasing leadership team.Ability to interact with all departmental and divisional groups

  • Formal management training and staff development

  • Requires travel throughout the market. Expected to be in each market location once monthly

So, what are you waiting for? A new career awaits you with endless opportunities.

Bunzl is a global leader in the Cleaning & Hygiene, Food Processing, Grocery, Health Care, Non-Food Retail, and Safety industries. We have grown both organically and through acquisitions to sales in excess of $10 billion. Bunzl North America is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Bunzl North America owns and operates more than 100 warehouses and serves all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Canada and parts of the Caribbean and Mexico. With more than 5,000 employees and 400,000 plus supplies, Bunzl is regarded as a leading supplier in North America.

Bunzl Distribution offers competitive salaries, a comfortable work environment, and a full range of benefits including a 401k with a company match.

Bunzl Distribution has a tradition of commitment to equal employment opportunity. It is the established policy to attract and retain the best qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex/gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status as provided by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)