Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WESCO is known for the best service and the best people, always going above and beyond to provide top-notch service to our customers. As a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, WESCO’s goal is to ensure that our customers have the products they need, when and where they need them — whether that is on a construction site or in a manufacturing plant. We back up those products with proven expert services that help companies increase efficiency and productivity, reduce costs, create safer workplaces, and achieve sustainability goals. If this is a culture you want to be a part of, we invite you to join WESCO, a place where inclusion and diversity is valued and continuous improvement is a way of life.


·       Negotiates contract elements, including terms and conditions, pricing, and lead-time.

·       Manages suppliers’ performance, including support, development and monitoring of supplier performance metrics.

·       Negotiates expected supplier performance metrics and develops and administers corrective action plans for performance failures.

·       Prepares, distributes and awards RFQ blankets and reviews expiring blankets for re-bid.

·       Determines, loads and updates pricing and lead times in purchasing database.

·       Drives suppliers to electronic and automated interface and analyzes spend and product mix for standardization opportunities.

·       Serves as customer contact and alliance manager for supply chain issues.

·       Develops and maintains professional knowledge regarding the market drivers, market trends, economic forecasts, supplier base, and competitive intelligence.

·       Analyzes material demand and determines inventory strategy or alternative supply chain strategies for maintaining high material availability at the lowest total ownership costs.

·       Functions as team leader and facilitator for supplier negotiations, engineering standardization meetings, category strategy development, etc.

·       Communicates and coordinates supplier strategies with sales engineer.

·       Ensures commodity and inventory strategies are aligned with key customer initiatives and metrics.


2 years required, 4 years preferred of related work experience.



Associates’ Degree (U.S.)/College Diploma (Canada); Bachelors preferred



Strong computer skills, including MicroSoft office.

Effective skills in contract negotiation and implementation.

Performance management and negotiation skills.

Demonstrated business acumen, customer awareness, and ability to create value.

Purchasing and ERP systems (Citrix, MAPS, PassPort, E-max).

Supply chain management, customer service, and vendor management.

Ability to manage conflict, build consensus, establish trust, communicate effectively, and foster cultural change.



·       General Office – Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment. Lighting and temperature are adequate and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. 



·       Work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. 



·       Employee required to communicate with the public.

At WESCO, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, paid time off (PTO), 401k, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, Legal assistance and more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.”           

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

WESCO Distribution is a leader in industrial supply with an extensive offering of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) and electrical OEM products. We are more than just an electrical distributor - we're a company of procurement specialists, helping customers lower supply chain costs and increase efficiency through LEAN Customer Value Creation (LCVC); and save energy with Green and Sustainability initiatives. Our network of branches delivers industrial supply products fast, and our vast catalog of supplier partners enables WESCO to be your one-stop shop for electrical and MRO products. As a Fortune 500 company our industrial supply solutions leverage our buying power and extensive procurement experience that leaders across a broad range of industries trust to deliver value, service, and results that exceed customer expectations.

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