At Capitol Distributing our Buyers research, evaluate and purchase merchandise for our Warehouse. This merchandise is then resold to our customers for their retail convenience stores. The buyer will process purchase orders, negotiate with suppliers, track orders, create/maintain inventory, and quality assurance. The buyer will work with staff across departments to forecast the needs of the business and make purchase decisions based on demand.
What will I do as a Buyer?
- Obtain materials from suppliers at the lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source and urgency of need.
- Analyze quotes received, selects suppliers, and schedules deliveries.
- Prepare and places orders with vendors.
- Study market trends, interviews vendors, and recommends sources of supply.
- Forecast current and future buying trends, markets, styles, and products, with attention to specific target market and demographics.
- Develop and maintains relationships with wholesalers and suppliers.
- Negotiate contracts with wholesalers and suppliers.
- Assess financial risks of purchases and inventory storage.
- Attend trade shows, product exhibitions, and conferences to maintain current understanding of new products and trends.
- Organize product information, and tracks back orders
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Develop and maintains necessary reports and records and files for efficient operations.
You'll be a great fit if you have....
- A Bachelor’s degree in related field (required)
- 2+ years of relevant experience working in a procurement or purchasing position.
- Experience purchasing retail products a plus.
- Experience supporting a distribution warehouse a plus.
- The ability to negotiate through strong communication skills.
- An ability to solve complex problems with minimal assistance.
- Strong technology skills with procurement software and Microsoft suite.
- The ability to work onsite as requested.
- The ability to travel to shows and suppliers as needed
- Pay Type Salary
- Caldwell, ID, USA
- Capitol Distributing, 1866 S. KCID Rd., Caldwell, Idaho, United States of America
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