• New Haven, CT, USA
  • Full Time

  • Are you a strategic thinker who is tactical in execution?
  • Are you analytic and driven to accuracy and process efficiency?
  • Do you have a work hard/work smart sensibility?
  • Will you be proactive to the needs of our customers while meeting the objectives of our company?

Our ideal Purchasing Manager will share our company's goal of delivering creative solutions for comfortable living and will have the desire to be a part of a growing, fast-paced industry doing work that matters, transforming the way people live.

What you will bring:

  • You are decisive yet flexible and are able to anticipate and analyze rapidly changing demands.
  • You are a team player with leadership sensibilities who will promote and foster a collaborative effort.
  • You lead people AND processes.
  • You use a common sense approach and a tenacity to problem solve and develop solutions.
  • You prioritize and multi-task, streamline processes, and communicate purposefully.

 Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Prepare and place purchase orders and expedite delivery
  • Negotiating with vendors
  • Ensure pricing/invoicing consistency
  • Inventory monitoring/Forecasting
  • Communicate with vendors and industry business partners



  • Experience in a for-profit business model organization
  • Minimum 5 years Purchasing in Wholesale and Distribution Channel
  • Data savvy with a proficiency in ERP software, Outlook, Word and Excel
  • Strong sense of integrity, you are driven to do the right thing
  • A solid mathematical skill set
  • High School Diploma


  • Wholesale Plumbing/HVAC industry experience
  • Negotiation skills
  • Ability/desire to teach/mentor
  • Financial planning and analysis
  • Intuition
  • High energy (stamina)
  • Bachelor's Degree 
  • Prefer in-person position in CT, but remote applicants will be considered.


Why BENDER? We are a fourth-generation family-owned and operated company born and raised in CT.  BENDER has evolved into the largest retail and wholesale provider in Connecticut supplying a wide range of decorative plumbing, bath & kitchen cabinetry, lighting, tile & stone, as well as HVAC and plumbing materials.

We are a company who cares about its customers AND its teammates.

BENDER offers a GREAT company culture and AWESOME benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical/vision/dental benefits
  • 401(k)
  • PTO and paid holidays
  • Company-paid basic life insurance
  • Business casual dress code
  • Company events
  • Employee discount program on thousands of brands
  • Weekly company meetings for sharing and learning
  • Regular 1:1 meetings with your manager to ensure you are heard and are getting feedback

 Apply now. Interviews are currently underway.


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