While others in our industry move away from the customer (focusing on web transactions via remote warehouses), we are growing faster by moving closer – in terms of proximity and partnership. The ultimate step of the journey is our onsite service model, bringing in our team to operate the supply chain function for a customer, interacting with them throughout each day. The career outlook is especially bright for individuals interested in this procurement function, since positions are available in all geographic areas we have operations, and because we have continued to position ourselves as a trusted and innovative supply chain partner for our customers. Many team members begin as B2B Sales personnel and transition into this customer facing Supply Chain focus, then continue into careers like Onsite Account Representatives, Lean Solutions and Supply Chain Consultants.
Additional administrative supply chain positions are based out of our Winona, MN headquarters, and specialize in the procurement function for the millions of products we offer our customers. These positions maintain product lines and relationships with suppliers, manage product flow both domestically and internationally, ensure that the movement of product is efficient and as cost effective as possible, and safeguard product and supplier compliance throughout our company locations, while advocating for small, diverse, and local businesses. Positions include Supplier Development, Supply Chain Analyst, Compliance, Pricing, Sourcing, and more.