Purchasing Manager - Wholesale/Distributor

Private Distribution Company
Cranbury, NJ
Jul 13, 2017
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Job Description

We are seeking a Purchasing Manager to join our team!

10+ years of prior buying experience required along with at least 5 years of management experience over a team of buyers.

We require a majority of your experience required in wholesale distribution environment.

The successful candidate must be armed with significant B2B purchasing, inventory level management and vendor relations experience.

We are a multi-location distribution company with a centralized purchasing department.

You will be responsible for the direct purchasing of inventory, inventory management across three warehouses, vendor relations and coordination with cross-functional departmental goals.

  • Supervise, manage and develop team of buyers
  • Integrate with other departments to ensure efficient inventory and sales management
  • Evaluate available supply channels to increase product value and reduce production cost
  • Negotiate contracts with outside vendors
  • Establish and monitor budget
  • Analyze and assess demand for inventory
  • Log and record all invoices and purchasing orders
  • Monitor inventory and storage
  • Develop and implement purchasing policies and procedures
  • Assist other departmental management teams as needed
  • Manage inventory levels across multiple warehouses
  • Assist with management and development of vendor relations
  • Efficiently execute purchase orders on a timely basis
  • Analyze and anticipate marketplace for trends and product development and customer needs
  • Develop effective and productive relations with all existing vendors
  • Anticipate appropriate levels for inventory across warehouse and vendors
  • Provide detailed and accurate inventory levels and forecasting
  • Maintain/document weekly inventory levels & goals, provide timely reports & account analysis
  • Prepare order configurations & price quotes efficiently with a sense of urgency and professionalism
  • Analyze sales and inventory statistics to determine opportunities and appropriate inventory levels
  • Effectively interact with all company departments and all levels of staff
  • Collaborate and build strong cross-departmental teams for common goals
  • Represent the Company at all relevant trade shows and vendor visits
  • Assist with setting specials and understand buying habits

  • Previous experience as a purchasing manager AND senior buyer
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong attention to detail

Cranbury, NJ


Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:21:10 PDT