Manager, Vendor Relations

Purchasing · Copiague, NY

RENU Milburn (RM) is a third-generation operation founded in 1959 originally as a retail and commercial flooring business. Throughout 60 years, business has diversified and transformed as we cultivated a leading and innovative full-service General Contracting, Restoration and Construction Management firm, RENU Contracting Restoration. Servicing clients throughout the Long Island, New York tri-state region our dedication to our customers is the foundation of what allowed these two companies to Operations Management stand together as one.

Responsible for direct management of vendor relations, negotiations, supply planning, Supply Chain process excellence, vendor onboarding, rebate, and discount programs.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develops and nurtures highly functioning relationships with strategic partners
  • Collaborates with suppliers and explores opportunities for mutual growth and performance improvement
  • Develops tailored strategies for key suppliers to maximize savings, mitigate cost increases, and optimize supply levels
  • Manages and negotiates vendor payment terms, return policies, rebates, discounts, lead times, stocking programs, and freight agreements
  • Collaborate with inter-departments and maintains a rolling 90-day supply forecast
  • Oversees vendor onboarding, vendor performance, issuing of vendor scorecards, and performs site visits
  • Collaborates with executive management, inventory control, and sourcing to implement appropriate stocking programs in accordance to companies dynamic consumption
  • Collaborates with all Supply Chain team leaders to ensure all Supply Chain procedures and processes are documented, enforced, and maintained
  • Coordinates and attends vendor engagement events, product training, lunch and learns, and drives executive participation with key partners
  • Audits all vendor incentive programs to ensure adequate payout and maximized savings
  • Establishes adequate vendor contingency programs and mitigates lead-time constraints
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly KPIs and other reports for management review
  • Proactively analyzes vendor spending trends and material consumption
  • Drives continuous process excellence and efficiencies throughout Supply Chain
  • Maintains adequate documentation of procedures, workflows, vendor agreements, and contact information
  • Serves as a backup to respective Supply Chain Colleagues
  • Provides additional support to executive management as requested

Education & Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration, or Equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 years experience in Supply Chain, Operations, and Vendor Relations
  • Experience working in project-based business or commercial construction
  • APICS, ISM, and Six Sigma Certification a plus



  • Strong negotiation skills, must have the capability to manage supplier agreements and negotiations
  • Substantial time and project management skills
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with vendors and colleagues
  • Must be proficient in MS Office, Outlook, Word, Excel, Teams, Visio, Etc.
  • Experienced in MS PowerBi or equivalent, a plus
  • Proficient in forecasting, stock modeling, and vendor performance tracking
  • Must be engaging and proactive, with a strong sense of urgency
Company Benefits include:

401k/Safe-Harbor/Profit Sharing/Medical/Dental/Vision/Flex Spending Accounts/Life Insurance and more.

Opportunity to work for a construction company with a great environment, company culture, and work/life balance.

Please provide an up-to-date resume outlining your experience for the position and your salary requirements.

Candidates who meet our selection criteria will be contacted for the next step in our hiring process. Thank you for your interest in our position.
We appreciate the time you have taken to apply with us.

åRENU Contracting Restoration, Milburn Flooring, and Sunrise Door Solutions are Equal Opportunity Employers.