Supplier Manager - Interconnect & Electrification

Date: May 16, 2024

Location: Fort Worth, TX, US, 76118

Company: RS Group

We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.


Supplier Manager - Interconnect & Electrification

Job Description 
This role will be focused on helping to build, grow and expand our offer in the technologies of Interconnect and Electrification.  The category includes products like wire, connectors, industrial cord sets, electronic components and industrial test.  Experience with products and suppliers in this space is preferred.  The Supplier Manager will be focused on proactively driving growth and delivering high KPI performance results with existing and new suppliers. The position will be responsible for developing and successfully implementing supplier business plans, co-ordinate supplier activities such as marketing, reporting and promoting RS to external stake holders. Skills in proactive relationship management and experience in driving cross functional teams to execute marketing activities are a must.  This individual will work synergistically with a Product Portfolio Manager in order to meet growth expectations.


Location:  Fort Worth, Texas (Corporate)

Remote/Office/Hybrid: Hybrid

Employment Type: Full Time (Salaried)


What Success Looks Like
The Supplier Manager Role is heavily focused on developing and maintaining strong relationships with our suppliers and with other stakeholders in RS Americas' business.  Performance indicators will include:

  • Building strong relationships with your suppliers and positioning yourself as their “Go To” person
  • Dynamic presentation skills that show both an understanding of RS’ business and the supplier’s needs.
  • Strong organization and prioritization skills to drive activities resulting in supplier growth
  • Ability to capture, articulate, and follow up on action items by collaboration with internal and external stakeholders


Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Driving high performance in sales growth targets, new customer acquisition, and implementing strategy to gain market share for existing suppliers
  • Developing strategic plans and executing actions to deliver successful results on high profile accounts
  • Efficiently launch new suppliers that add value to the customer and re-enforce RS’ long term strategy
  • Collaborating with suppliers and marketing to develop effective campaigns
  • Lead and Coordinate supplier business reviews 
  • Effectively promote RS’ long term strategy, core competencies, and competitive strengths to external stake holders
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with:
    • Suppliers
    • Sales personnel
    • Marketing
    • Supply Chain
    • Warehouse and logistic staff
    • Corporate support staff – accounting, business analysts, etc


Essential Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills               

  • Can effectively communicate (verbal, written and listening)
  • Exhibits strong customer service and is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers. 
  • Must have strong teamwork, organizational, & analytical skills
  • Knows how to set priorities and can quickly zero in on what is critical.
  • Must have proficient level of skill in Microsoft word, excel and power point
  • Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to build effective relationships.
  • Can utilize process improvement skills to figure out how to get things done.


Education and/or Experience
Require two to three years of Industrial distribution experience in similar role. Preference given for a four year degree in Businesses or related field but not necessary.   


Equal Employment Opportunity 

RS Americas is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Nearest Major Market: Fort Worth
Nearest Secondary Market: Dallas