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Purchasing Buyer

Job Category: Purchasing
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Deer Park

This position will be responsible for creating and issuing purchase orders, maintaining supplier information, part numbers and pricing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

– Develop a strategic approach to supplier selection and relationships so we have the proper merchandise without excess duplication in the product categories
– Drive high customer satisfaction / NPS through outstanding fill rate while maximizing inventory turns / returns on capital
– Ensure we are competitive in the market to allow us to price competitively so we can grow
– Deliver Positive Price Variance (PPV) to improve our overall profitability
– Collaborate and work well with sales team
– Create and issue purchase orders for Buy to Order (“BTO”) products based on sales order demand and stock items based on E10 Purchase Order Suggestions
– Review and verify DT purchase order information via supplier acknowledgement. Enter ship/delivery dates in the E10 database
– Communicate any abnormal supplier acknowledged lead times when compared to purchase order delivery date or E10 lead time information to inside sales
– Send suppliers expedite reports requesting status of late purchase orders. Expedite customer request and communicate expedited freight approval
– Attend supplier, supplier review and training meetings as required
– Review and verify DT purchase order price discrepancies, update E10 database when applicable. File supplier acknowledgements accordingly, and communicate abnormal price discrepancies to inside sales when applicable
– Create purchase order changes as requested by inside sales and/or a Manager
– Coordinate any purchase orders that require a local pick up with the Warehouse Manager
– Notify vendors of any short shipments, damaged products etc. per the Quality Management System. Follow the process through until resolved
– Process Freight Claims as required
– Work with warehouse personnel (and inside sales as necessary) on status of return/replacement products
– Maintain status of items located in the quarantine area
– Assist in obtaining export licenses as applicable
– Set up new suppliers, maintain existing suppliers including certificates of insurance
– Assist in reviewing and resolving unapproved supplier freight charges
– Participate in year-end inventory as required
– Perform other duties as directed when necessary

Supplier Pricing
– Review and maintain Supplier Price Lists in the E10 database
– Maintain Product Price Groups
– Maintain Units of Measure and create UOM tables when applicable
– Maintain ECCN, Schedule B, Country of Origin Codes and MSDS/SDS information including certificates
– Maintain Product Descriptions
– Maintain Part Classes
– Review and maintain Supplier information on DTNet as applicable

Knowledge and Skills
– Four Year College degree preferred
– 5-10 years purchasing/procurement experience
– Professional Purchasing certifications
– Knowledge of Epicor E10 ERP a plus
– Good working knowledge of Outlook, Word and Excel
– Good written and verbal communication skills
– Excellent attention to detail
– Ability to multi-task effectively
– Ability to communicate professionally with suppliers, customers, and co-workers from all departments/levels

Attributes and Attitudes
– Ability to prioritize accordingly under constant deadlines
– Ability to work accurately, paying close attention to detail
– Ability to work independently and make efficient use of work time
– Desire to continuously grow in knowledge and assume additional responsibilities where appropriate

Salary / Benefits
– Non-Exempt Salaried position, compensation commensurate with experience
– Participation in company-wide profit sharing plan

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