Buyer

Position Type:

Position Available: 8/6/2018

The Buyer interacts with dealers/members regarding their program requirements.  The Buyer identifies the best source to obtain the products and/or services, negotiating an optimal price while providing high quality customer service to the dealer/member.  The Buyer is responsible to ensure the purchase is made to the specifications of the member. 

This position supports members with purchasing needs and is authorized to negotiate price and program enhancements with approved vendor sources.  The Buyer is responsible to increase share of the dealer’s business in regards to their vendor program responsibility.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides the highest level of support and customer service to each dealer/customer and solves dealer problems in a timely manner.
  • Ensures the satisfaction of the dealer/customer by actively and aggressively pursuing their purchases.
  • Negotiates and manages his/her product categories with applicable vendors.
  • Contacts members and promotes programs and special offers designed to provide the best combination of price, quality and product availability.
  • Maintains good relationships with the supplier base, striving for high level vendor connections on a key vendor lines. 
  • Identifies suppliers to obtain competitive programs based on the dealer’s requirements and knowledge of suppliers that are a best match with the dealer’s requirements.
  • Maintains frequent contact with dealers to ensure orders are accurately expedited and timely delivery is made.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of all lines within area of responsibility, and creates a strategic plan to sell each product grouping. 
  • Maintains current market knowledge of new products and developments in the field and ensures dealers are informed.
  • Interacts with Regional Managers to provide consistent communication regarding dealer issues, including sales updates.
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation for all quotations, orders, claims and any other significant transactions.
  • Promotes and maintains optimal purchasing programs designed to provide the best possible combination of price, quality and product availability at the best price.
  • Provides timely prevailing market conditions and analysis, trends, prices and other appropriate information to ensure purchases are at the optimal price points and least cost.
  • Keeps Purchasing Manager informed of the status of projects and purchasing/sales activities.
  • Performs other duties as required and/or assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Previous purchasing or sales experience is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office products including Word and Excel.

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