Calling all Purchasing Professionals! Demco Inc. is currently accepting applications for an Associate Buyer position within our Materials Management team. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in the company’s purchasing and planning initiatives. Demco Inc. is a direct marketer, selling a broad product offering of over 50,000 items including thousands of unique or hard-to-find supplies, furniture, and equipment to thousands of customers across the nation.
As an Associate Buyer, you will assist in managing supplier cost negotiations, lead time review and management, quality tracking and resolution, and day to day relationship building for pre-selected suppliers. You will analyze planning requirements to procure product through placement of purchase orders and work orders, meeting specified goals under the direction of the Inventory & Demand Planning Manager. You will maintain purchase orders with appropriate communication and tracking, keep Product Managers and Buyers informed regarding significant issues concerning assigned vendors, while managing inventory levels for assigned products and expediting delivery dates to meet customer expectations. You will negotiate product returns and credits to effectively recover costs in a timely manner, and support initiatives to manage E & O inventory. You will provide accurate product information for use in all phases of the operations and implement Product Change Notices when applicable while building and maintaining relationships with vendors and cross-functional teams. You will also have the opportunity to Identify and participate in Continuous Improvement projects.
You must possess an Associate degree or equivalent plus at least one year of purchasing experience in a high volume, fast paced distribution organization. Qualified candidates must demonstrate a strong customer focus, the ability to multi-task and be results oriented. Understanding of MRP functionality preferred.