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Location: St. Louis, MO, United States

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Are you the type of worker who thrives in a fast-paced and professional work environment and gains satisfaction from achieving goals consistently and efficiently? Are you looking for a long-lasting career where your earning potential, growth, and advancement coincide with your hard work?  Now’s the time to consider a career with Colony Hardware. 

Reporting to the Director of Purchasing, the Buyer is primarily responsible for placing purchase orders, maintaining relationships with suppliers, managing inventory stock levels, and ensuring that all administrative responsibilities in support of suppliers and internal customers are completed in an accurate and timely manner. 

A Little About Your Day. You will: 

  • Ensure daily execution of purchase orders in support of system and customer demand.
  • Manage system data parameters including min/max levels to ensure fill rate objectives are attained.
  • Support requests for price, availability, and product information in a timely manner.
  • Ensure cost and pricing is accurate and meet margin objectives.
  • Review and rebalance inventory minimizing slow-moving products.
  • Negotiate the best possible cost, payment, and shipment terms.
  • Maximize supplier promotional opportunities.
  • Resource problem suppliers as necessary.
  • Maintain supplier relationships always looking to leverage Colony’s position.
  • Source new suppliers and products as required.
  • Negotiate off-sheet pricing for large volume and project buys.
  • Ensure all system parameters are accurate and up to date.
  • Resolve all receiving and invoice discrepancies in a timely manner. 

This Might Be the Opportunity for You If: 

  • You enjoy working independently, prioritizing your work, and performing multiple tasks at once.
  • Building relationships with vendors and outside suppliers drive you to mutually beneficial arrangements.
  • You have excellent time management, can think on your feet, and are able to make critical decisions
  • You have excellent communication skills and can deal with challenges while maintaining a calm demeanor.
  • Most importantly, you recognize the critical nature of how important our relationships with our vendors are. 

What You’ll Need to Have: 

  • High school degree or equivalent is required.
  • College Degree in Business or related discipline/equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of purchasing experience preferred.
  • Experience in purchasing in a manufacturing or distribution environment a plus, specifically in direct purchasing
  • Experience working in ERP and purchasing systems. 

We Can Offer You:

We value performance that exhibits a high sense of urgency, coupled with attention to detail and a strong customer service orientation! We also care about the welfare of our employees, which is why our salary and benefits are competitive. Colony’s benefits include:           

  • Quarterly bonuses based upon performance.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD/LTD, Life Insurance (company paid!)
  • 401k with generous match
  • Competitive PTO and paid holidays
  • Company-provided PPE as required
  • Generous discounts on the best products from leading industry vendors 

Life at Colony: 

Colony Hardware is the leading distributor of Tools, Equipment, Fasteners, Supplies, and Safety Products to commercial construction and industrial accounts throughout our markets. 

At Colony, our people are our most valuable asset. Success as a Colony Associate means being reliable, conscientious, and passionate. With our direction centered on teamwork, every employee at Colony will not only find their work to be meaningful but will have the opportunity to grow alongside Colony, both professionally and personally. 

If you possess a will to win and would like to join a culture where integrity and collaboration are integral to success, apply to Colony Hardware today to join our growing family! 

Colony’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity: 

Colony Hardware Corporation is an equal-opportunity employer. We enthusiastically accept our responsibility to make employment decisions without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, religion, marital status, a victim of domestic violence, familial status, genetic predisposition or information, disability, Family and Medical Leave, military or veteran status, citizenship, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, or any other classification protected by federal, state, and local laws and ordinances. Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.


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