National Programs Manager


National Programs Manager

Indianapolis IN

Sector: General Construction


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Competitive compensation structure along with great benefits and company culture



Following company guidelines and policies, the National Programs Manager will support the entire organization in the identification, negotiation, and execution, of national purchasing programs on behalf of the organization and its wholly owned subsidiaries 


  • Primary relationship holder with suppliers and manufacturers at a national level
  • Identify, negotiate, and execute new and existing national purchasing agreements with strategic suppliers & manufacturers
  • Identify new product categories that captures additional spending across the orgs wholly owned operating companies
  • Serve as the liaison for the companies operating companies to resolve any term & conditions, delivery, quality issues with national suppliers
  • Manage the process to preemptively identify agreements approaching ending term dates as to prevent expiration. Renew and re-negotiate as appropriate to ensure most favorable terms while maintaining mutually beneficial outcomes
  • Closely collaborate with department team member to ensure agreement language appropriately reflects the team’s ability to execute against the agreement
  • Facilitate any escalated field issues between operating companies and suppliers
  • Maintain regular contact by traveling to locations to collaborate, identify opportunities and garner program support
  • Perform regular strategic reviews to determine spending activity trends across product categories and agreements to optimize financial impact
  • Provide training to operating company personnel to increase program awareness and to help identify and improve any reporting inefficiencies.
  • Assist in the identification and implementation of internal process improvement opportunities
  • Provide support and assistance to other internal support departments to facilitate achievement of objectives.


  • Construction and/or Manufacturing Industry Experience
  • Servant customer service skillset
  • Proven ability to effectively negotiate mutually beneficial outcomes
  • High Level of problem resolution
  • Demonstrated effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven purchasing and/or industry sales experience
  • High level of follow through and high sense of urgency to email and phone requests.
  • More advance experience with Microsoft Office Products.  Specifically, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Ability to work with MS Access would be considered a huge plus.
  • Industry Experience Preferred: Construction, manufacturing, or HVAC related
  • Ability to speak and present in front of large groups of people
  • High level of detail and thoroughness.
  • Multi-task and prioritize multiple responsibilities with excellent self-guided follow through
  • Problem solver and self-direct in achievement of objectives
  • Proven experience navigating conflict resolution
  • Ability to lead groups of people
  • Ability to influence change



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