Asbury Corporate Office

Vendor Manager

Requisition ID
Job Locations
US-MO-Creve Coeur
Posted Date
Plaza Motors
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


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At Plaza Motors, our goal is to ensure an "extraordinary experience" for our clients. We believe our Members (employees) deserve this as well.
Everyone on our staff is a Plaza advocate who shares our passion and values. Our ideal candidates are confident, passionate people looking to grow and succeed with one of the most successful organizations in St. Louis.


Pay and Recognition:

  • Weekly pay
  • Paid holidays & paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Performance and production bonuses (select positions)
  • Stock equity grant awards (select management and front-line team member’s eligible!)

Insurance / Retirement:

  • Premium free medical (based on tenure)
  • Insurance: medical, vision, dental, accident, critical illness and hospital indemnity plans
  • Up to 8 weeks paid pregnancy leave (disability leave)
  • Health savings
  • Flex spending accounts (tax free)
  • Short-term and Long-term disability plans
  • Life Insurance (Whole Life and Term)
  • 401k with company match

Learning, Tuition Assistance and Career Development:

  • Digital career path tool to assist with career development
  • Continuous training through LMS
  • Professional growth and development opportunities

Additional advantages:

  • Student loan relief resources
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discounts on vehicle purchases, parts and service repairs
  • Scholarship awards
  • Opportunities to join our community service initiatives
  • Aggressive Employee referral program with bonus opportunities

Responsibilities and Qualifications

The purpose of the Vendor Manager is to build and manage relationships with the companies selected to supply products and services to Plaza Motors while collaborating with the Asbury Support Team in the execution of company standards, controls, policies and procedures, focusing on the following processes:

  1. Ensuring vendors meet or exceed their contractual obligations by delivering quality products and services on time.
  2. Guiding Plaza Motors purchasing activities, including product sourcing and program implementation.
  3. Lead in the administration of purchases for quality, pricing and delivery timeliness.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop sourcing and procurement activities that support key business objectives.
  • Develop and execute a long-term strategy to facilitate improvements for Procurement Services.
  • Ensure the execution of procurement strategies across the dealership group to ensure consistent and high quality, value, and delivery of products.
  • Implement best practices in procurement and supplier management to support operational objectives.
  • Ensure the execution of standards, controls, policies, procedures and performance metrics to effectively and efficiently manage the acquisition and reporting of third-party spend across the dealership group.
  • Support and assist in rigorous and objective contract negotiations with key internal stakeholders, legal department and support groups.
  • Conduct business review meetings with key stakeholders to assess risk, review future strategies, and identify potential cost down and improvement opportunities.
  • Identify areas for improvement to continually drive performance and business results.
  • Maintain strong working relationships with strategic suppliers to assure cost, quality, and delivery targets are met.
  • Oversee the development and execution of sourcing strategies across all categories within span of control including targets, timelines and resource plans.
  • Build market intelligence capabilities within the category management team on key markets, suppliers and solutions to support strategy development purposes.
  • Analyze market and delivery trends so as to develop procurement technologies and processes that support those trends.
  • Update procurement strategies based on changing market conditions. 
  • Pricing and invoice reconciliation. 


Bachelor's degree (B.A./ B.S) from four-year College or university; with 5 plus years related supply chain mgmt. experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


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