Assistant Buyer

Position Type:

Position Available: 9/20/2018

The Assistant Buyer provides administrative and clerical support to relieve department managers and Buyers of administrative or routine details. The incumbent is responsible for order entry, follow-up and order placement with suppliers. This position has the responsibility to become completely familiar with the terms and conditions of sale for each product grouping and be familiar with all aspects of the complete transaction.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Processes orders for Buyers, including taking, pricing, placing and expediting the order.
  • Provides routing pricing quotations, at the direction of a Buyer and follows up on incorrect pricing with supplier contacts.
  • Develops and maintains a strong knowledge of the products and market pricing on a delivered basis.
  • Initiates late shipment follow-up with delinquent suppliers and keeps the Dealer/Customer updated on the order status.
  • Communicates with both suppliers and dealers regarding the status of orders and special programs and incentives.
  • Establishes and maintains records, logs and files such as pricing and customer files.
  • Types and proofreads reports, forms, graphics, manuscripts and memorandums.
  • Composes correspondence on matters of standard procedure requiring some interpretation or judgment.
  • Coordinates preparation of reports generated within organizational unit to ensure appropriate personnel/customers receive information in a timely manner.
  • Monitors order status including shipping dates, prices and product availability and back orders.
  • Relays messages and decisions to management, other internal personnel and external personnel, to keep them informed of project or program status and performance.
  • Performs various word processing assignments of internal and external documents, some of which are of a confidential and sensitive nature.
  • Expedites all claims handling for orders for fair, timely and equitable resolution.
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation for all quotations, orders, claims and any other significant dealer/vendor interaction.
  • Attend vendor meetings as required by the buyer in order to gain working knowledge of programs.
  • Attendance at the LMC Annual Meeting as authorized by divisional VP to assist in purchasing activities and training development.
  • Keeps the supervisor informed of the status of all projects and purchasing/sales activities in a timely manner.
  • Performs other duties as required and/or assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent is required.  Associate’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing or equivalent work experience is preferred.
  • 1-2 years related experience required.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service focus and skill set.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with internal and external contacts, both in writing and verbally. 
  • Basic knowledge of computer programs including Excel, Word.
  • Ability to learn the automated systems used by LMC and customer/dealers.
  • Basic knowledge of the co-op business and lumber/lumber yard industries is preferred.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and initiate work


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