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Buyer

Location: Charlotte, NC, United States

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Description

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures daily review, analysis and execution of purchase and transfer orders in support of system and customer demand in a timely manner. 
  • Actively manages system data parameters including min/max levels to ensure fill rate objectives are attained.
  • Adopts the use of advance demand planning software solutions.
  • Supports requests for price, availability, and product information in a timely manner.
  • Ensures cost and pricing is accurate and meets margin objectives.
  • Reviews and rebalances inventory minimizing slow moving product.
  • Negotiates best possible cost, payment and shipment terms.
  • Maximizes supplier promotional opportunities.
  • Re-sources problem suppliers as necessary.
  • Maintains supplier relationships always looking to leverage Colony’s position.
  • Sources new suppliers and products as required.
  • Negotiates off sheet pricing for large volume and project buys.
  • Ensures all system parameters are accurate and up to date.
  • Resolves all receiving and invoice discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Assists in special projects as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • College Degree in Business or related discipline/equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years buying experience. Experience buying in a similar industry preferred.  
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office products, particularly Excel.
  • Strong proficiency using data analytic tools (Power BI, Phocas, Periscope, SQL, etc.)
  • Experience in demand planning, with ability to apply sound judgement to ensure best buying practices (taking advantage of quantity discounts, etc).
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work effectively in cross functional teams

  • Programs used:
    • Profit 21, Netsuite ERP systems or similar supply planning software
    • Outlook
    • Microsoft Word & Excel
    • Abilities
      • Solid organization skills and the ability to work independently, prioritize work and perform multiple tasks.
      • Analytical ability including basic math skills.
      • Navigate websites and able to see, review, and interpret computer images and written documents.
      • Excellent time management, negotiation, critical thinking, decision making, and organizational skills as well as attention to detail.
      • Excellent communication skills including speaking, reading, and writing in the English language with the ability to converse verbally with others on the phone and/or in person.
      • Outstanding customer service skills with the ability to interpret customer needs as well as demonstrate a customer service mindset when dealing with internal and external customers.

Working Conditions

This position is a full-time, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM* in person position. Excellent attendance, punctuality, and working a flexible schedule, including weekends, is required. Must be willing to travel (by car or air) to other branches and locations and dedicate after hours for modules, seminars, customer/company events, and training sessions as needed. 
*Hours may vary.

Colony Hardware is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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