Purchasing Replenishment Buyer

Job Description


The Buyer manages inventory for all assigned items, suppliers and/or categories to provide efficient service to internal and external customers.

Essential Functions

  • Review, forecast, determine delivery dates, and place purchase orders with suppliers.
  • Maintain minimum service level of 99.9775%.
  • Maintain overall Inventory Days on hand at or below prescribed level.
  • Prevent and reduce overstock conditions, slow-moving and obsolete inventory.
  • Process damaged and spoiled product returns to suppliers.
  • Work closely with logistics and transportation to identify and achieve freight consolidation and revenue generation.
  • Communicate closely with distribution centers and account administration to help ensure operational efficiency and profitability.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed information on the current inventory control computer system.
  • Execute buy-in opportunities to achieve inventory valuations.
  • Analyze supplier sales and purchase history to ensure purchases at proper buying brackets that satisfy current customer contracts as directed by account administration.


  • Associate’s degree with one year purchasing experience is required; Bachelor’s degree is preferred
  • 2 years purchasing experience is desired
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly with centers suppliers, customers and other business contacts via telephone and email
  • Must be able to deal with high pressure situations
  •  Ability with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and Power Point, fax, A/S 400 Computer system