Website The Convenient Wholesalers of America Inc.
The Purchasing Associate position manages inventory through a database and maintain levels required on a day to day basis to meet distribution demands. This role will perform strategic procurement activities across multiple categories, find more profitable supplier, search for better deals, communicates with other departments including Finance and Operations must be numbers oriented and ability to multi-task multiple projects with short deadlines.
Strong negotiation and analytical skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and other relevant computer applications.
Ability to develop and maintain relationship with vendors.
Ability to Multi-Task, working on many issues simultaneously
Have experience in purchasing of consumer goods.
Ability to think outside the box and solve problems.
Quick learner and willingness to learn.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following reflects essential functions for this job.
Develop, lead and execute purchasing strategies including standard operating procedures and policies for purchasing, monitor the effectiveness of procedures to improve purchasing processes
Communicate, coordinate and negotiate with different vendors, research costs, sourcing, timelines, expedite and ensure purchase orders (PO’s) are up to date and inventory levels are maintained in the system upon receiving of goods.
Monitor sales and fulfillment on a day to day basis and analyzes reports which supports immediate buying decisions for each sales category within departments.
Source and arrange pickup replacements for items out of stock as day to day tasks
Supports Purchasing Manager and more senior Buyers as needed.
Work closely with accounting department to ensure accuracy of invoices and prompt vendor payment
Performs other duties as required
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree (4 years degree) from four-year College, combination of education and experience.
Experience with $10M or more inventory and forecasting models.
Experience in wholesale distribution.
This is a full-time opportunity. Competitive hourly rate and comprehensive benefit package include: Medical, Vacation and Employee Discounts
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