Carter Lumber

Assistant Buyer

  • Carter Lumber
  • Kent, OH 44240
  • 11 days ago


Job Description

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

Growth Incentives

Consignment Programs

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

Product Management:

Primarily responsible to review suggested order reports and replenish inventories

Assists in reviewing sales, turns, margins and gross profit dollars on products purchased

Store Support:

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

Benefits Provided:

Medical Insurance

Vision Insurance

Dental Insurance

Disability Insurance

Life Insurance

Employer-matching 401(k) Plan


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