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Thermo King Northeast Tools Manager in New Britain, Connecticut

Tools Manager

Department: Northeast Tool Distributors

Location: New Britain, CT


DeVivo Companies is searching for a Tools Manager for our Northeast Tool Distributors department. The Tools Manager oversees the purchasing of tools and manages the inside sales staff. This role is responsible for ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of our tool purchasing and sales operations, focusing on achieving sales targets and maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction.

DeVivo Companies is a diversified ground transportation dealership and service group. Northeast Tool Distributors is one of the largest regional suppliers of quality automotive tools and shop equipment. Headquartered in New Britain, Connecticut, our 55,000-square-foot warehouse is fully stocked with over 150 different product lines. Learn more about us at

What We Offer:

  • Family-oriented culture & team environment

  • Promotion opportunities - we promote from within

  • Medical & dental insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Flexible spending account

  • 401k plan with company match

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

  • Employee referral bonuses

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the purchasing of tools, including selecting suppliers, negotiating contracts, and maintaining optimal inventory levels.

  • Oversee the inside sales staff, providing guidance, training, and support to ensure they meet performance targets.

  • Monitor sales activities and analyze sales data to identify opportunities for growth and improvement.

  • Develop and implement sales strategies to drive revenue and meet business objectives.

  • Work closely with the Parts Manager and other departments to ensure a cohesive and efficient operation.

  • Ensure the inside sales team provides excellent customer service, responding promptly to inquiries and resolving issues.

  • Maintain strong relationships with suppliers, negotiating favorable terms and ensuring timely delivery of quality products.

  • Monitor market trends and competitor activities to inform purchasing and sales strategies.

  • Prepare and present sales and purchasing reports to senior management.

  • Ensure compliance with company policies and industry regulations.

Position Requirements:

  • Proven experience in a purchasing or sales management role, preferably within the tools or automotive industry.

  • Strong leadership and team management skills.

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.

  • Proficient in using computer systems and software for purchasing, sales, and inventory management.

  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to interpret sales data and market trends.

  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and handle stressful situations effectively.

Questions? Call/text Frank at (781) 770-9173 or

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status and all other protected classes.