Purchasing Manager in Evansville, IN 47715 at Shoe Carnival

Date Posted: 3/12/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Store number: Corporate Office
Shopping center: Evansville
Street address: 7500 E Columbia Street

Job Summary: The Purchasing Manager is responsible for purchasing duties of the organization with the exception of the merchandise sold in stores.  This position works closely with store planning, real estate, and operations to procure products for store locations and the corporate office.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Leads the effort across the organization to identify cost reductions, implements strategies and process improvements to secure cost reductions, and tracks the achievement of cost reduction targets.
  • Identifies, evaluates, selects and negotiates with vendors, maximizing quality of purchased goods and services while controlling costs.
  • Develops, designs and manages procurement programs including RFP/RFQ, bid, purchase order, requisition, or invoicing processes.
  • Manages vendor relationships and works with vendors to resolve quality, shipping, or invoicing issues.
  • Manages sign program including researching local signage codes and evaluating lease requirements.
  • Leads and directs the work of other associates in the purchasing department.
  • Assures department records and inventory levels are maintained and purchases are expedited when required. Maintains department records to include price histories and provides information on price variances.
  • Aides in the preparation of budgets and updated projections involving new store construction and remodels.
  • Verifies adherence to company policy and culture.


  • Bachelor’s degree or a combination of related experience and education required.
  • 5+ years retail purchasing experience preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP or other ERP with purchase order capabilities required.
  • Demonstrated experience of achieving cost reductions.
  • Advanced understanding of internal control over the procurement process.


Total Rewards:

The Shoe Carnival, Inc. Total Rewards program offers eligible associates highly competitive benefits, including the following:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation & Sick Time)
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, & Vision Benefits
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Life, Disability, and Voluntary Benefits
  • Fitness Membership Discounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee & Family Discounts
  • Relocation Opportunities

Shoe Carnival, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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