Vice President of Supply Chain


Job purpose


The Vice President of Supply Chain role will be building, developing, and executing a strategic buying plan to enable Beacon to build competitive advantage through better purchasing, while assuring inventory flow consistent with optimal branch productivity. This individual will lead a team of purchasing professionals with the mission of ensuring the right product is in the right place, at the right time, and the right price. Responsibility will also include oversight to ensure inventory accuracy by working with operational peers and validating processes. This role will be reporting to the functional Vice President of all purchasing and procurement activities for Beacon and will also be a close business partner to the Division President in a strong dotted line relationship.


Duties and responsibilities


  • Lead a team to execute on, and expand centralized buying activities, measuring success, and leveraging relationships to provide capacity to field locations.
  • Lead team to accurately profile inventory based on historical and anticipated future demand, leverage cross functional resources available to assist and align to working capital requirements.
  • Ensure purchase order accuracy while always striving to improve efficiency and effectiveness team processes.
  • Partner with Division President and Regional Teams to refine/develop strategy in line with company direction.
  • Identify, negotiate, and track any Divisional, Regional, and Local “buy” opportunities that are in line with the strategic direction of the company/division/regions.
  • Champion the Beacon Exclusive Brand, TRI-BUILT, and continue to drive preferred use.
  • Develop internal and external relationships with vendors, sales, operations, functional support, and other stakeholders to accomplish cross function tasks.
  • Facilitating Divisions to achieve all targeted key metrics, including Sales and Inventory goals.
  • Develop internal process improvements that can be applied across the company.
  • Lead Company/Division wide efforts on Daily Cycle Count and Annual Physical Inventory processes ensuring controls are in place, compliance to Beacon processes, and operational excellence.



  • Minimum 12 years of purchasing/sourcing experience, preferably within the wholesale distribution industry, building products a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate and close a deal.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business, Finance, or related degree.
  • Proven experience in leading a large, diverse, and dispersed team, +10 year preferred.
  • Six Sigma trained, Black Belt Certification desired, Green Belt or equivalent will be considered.
  • Strong project management skills, PMP, CAMP, certification a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in changing environment, see through complexity, with a high tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Strong influencing and coaching skills. Proven experience in developing and coaching a team.
  • Ability to be effective in a highly matrixed environment, to communicate with and influence all levels of the organization and drive change.
  • Solid understanding of and experience with quantitative and qualitative analysis with a financial analysis acumen, need to practically apply results to “see around the corner”.
  • Strategic sourcing experience within a Fortune 500 company, understanding of strategic sourcing, process/supplier implementation, forecasting, relationship building, and change management best practices required.
  • Must be able to think and act strategically, but also be willing to “roll up sleeves” within the purchasing function yet understand the macro environment to refine the division’s strategic plans.
  • Knowledge of contract language is required.
  • Other knowledge of supply chain processes to include logistics, operations, etc. as a value add and consulting partner to the Division.

“Our goal at Beacon is to cultivate an environment where all ideas are welcomed, and all our people feel empowered.”

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth