A Carter Lumber Assistant Buyer negotiates with vendors on various building materials.
Ensures our vendors are providing the best combination of quality, service and price to our stores and customers.
A strong belief in the mission and goals of the company are necessary to this position.
Requirements to be Considered for the Position:
Previous purchasing experience in the building materials industry
Previous experience in inventory management
Previous experience in vendor negotiations
Experience in analysis and forecasting
Exceptional problem solving abilities
Understanding of buying cycles associated with the building materials industry
Ability to review documents for accuracy
Ability to multi task, organize, prioritize and coordinate work activities
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to detail
Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Responsibilities of the Position:
Ability to negotiate with vendors and make recommendations to Buyer based on the following negotiated criteria:
Volume Rebates: monthly, quarterly, and yearly
Cash Discounts and Payment Terms
Dropped SKU Penalties
Co-op Advertising Dollars and other Relationship Marketing Events
Locates and purchases products that best fit our customer and store needs
Ensures on time delivery of quality products at competitive costs to site locations
Assists in forecasting material requirements by analyzing trends to establish stocking levels
Analyzes product trends and turnover and recommends material requirements to Buyer
Helps develop & recommends vendor programs to Buyer to increase margin dollars by product line
Primarily responsible to review suggested order reports and replenish inventories
Assists in reviewing sales, turns, margins and gross profit dollars on products purchased
Helps stores with special orders, product information, pricing questions, minimum order quantities, availability and lead times
Assists stores with product issues including shipments, quality and defective material by communicating with store and vendor
Assists in quoting large jobs
Employer-matching 401(k) Plan
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