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  • Location: Hanover, MD
  • Job #: 1081
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Job Category: Other

Prominent company in the BWI Corridor seeks a dynamic and detail-oriented individual to join their team as a Buyer. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the procurement process, maintaining optimal inventory levels, negotiating pricing, and looking for new products. If you have a strong background in purchasing, inventory management, and negotiation skills, we invite you to apply.


Essential Functions:

  • Purchasing Management: Procure approved products based on inventory minimum and maximum levels.
  • Order Expedition: Expedite orders and control inventory levels to meet customer service standards and established turn criteria.
  • Inventory Accuracy: Conduct ongoing cycle counts, research variances, identify sources of errors, and process adjustments to maintain accurate physical inventory.
  • Vendor Relations: Meet with vendors, negotiate pricing, and explore marketing programs.
  • Inventory Optimization: Identify and reduce slow-moving and dead inventory items, making recommendations for sale or disposal.
  • Product Introduction: Assist the sales force in locating and introducing new products, including pricing, marking literature, etc.
  • Marketing Support: Work with sales team to find new products or replacement products.
  • Market Awareness: Keep abreast of market and product developments.


Job Qualifications:

  1. Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) with a minimum of three years’ experience in the purchasing department of a wholesale distribution or retail trade company.
  2. Technical Skills: Proficient in PC/CRT use and Microsoft Excel.
  3. Language Skills: Strong written and oral communication skills in English, essential for effective interaction with external vendors and internal sales/customer service personnel.
  4. Mathematical and Analytical Skills: Strong mathematical and problem-solving skills, including proficiency in calculations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, rates, ratios, and percentages.


If you are a proactive individual with a keen eye for detail and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, we encourage you to submit your application to contribute to the success of the organization by ensuring efficient purchasing and inventory control processes.

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