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Posted: Mon Feb 19 2024

Purchasing Agent

Pompano Beach, Florida

Direct Hire

Title: Purchasing Agent
Location: Pompano Beach, FL
Salary: $65,000 - $80,000 DOE + quarterly bonuses
Benefits: Inexpensive Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, 401K, over 3 weeks PTO plus paid holidays
Department: Purchasing & Operations
What You’ll Be Doing:
  • Prepares PO's  in accordance with the approval guidelines and assists operations with purchasing decisions.
  • Negotiates with vendors for best prices, terms and shipment minimums. Ensures that inventory is saleable at the current prices and provides plans for aged and closeout inventory.
  • Analyzes sales and purchasing performance and develops strategies to improve product line performance and increase market share.
  • Monitors the special-order program as well as other vendor programs developed to increase sales and gross profit.
  • Assists the buyers in identifying potential inventory issues, developing resolutions and communicating plans to upper-level management.
  • Ensures inventory levels meet established inventory goals and orders comply with the purchasing strategy. Evaluates and adjusts auto-replenishment order criteria to ensure compliance with established objectives.
  • Makes recommendations detailed in Executive Summaries that are distributed to the executive management team bi-annually.
  • Works with the Sales team in developing marketing, advertising and promotions for product lines. Proofs all advertising and coordinates specials for website promotions and events as well as flyers.
  • Oversees maintenance of records for inventory write downs, average cost adjustments to inventory, vendor rebates and factory returns.
  • Assists operations staff with problem solving with regards to invoicing, purchase order discrepancies, product storage/placement, damages, returns, credits, etc.
What We’re Looking For:
  • Bachelors Degree preferred
  • 2-3 years of procurement/purchasing experience, preferably in construction
  • JD Edwards experience preferred
  • Excellent negotiation, analytical and organization skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and advanced computer proficiency in Office 365.

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