This position will be responsible for purchasing products as assigned for the retail locations of McCoy's Building Supply. Please note that this an interim position with an expected duration of 6 to 8 months, with a transition to another position within the Commodities Department after that time.
The Commodity Program Buyer is a growth-oriented individual who works interdependently with the field, co-workers, and vendor community to keep stores stocked with high-performing inventory.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
include the following. Other duties may be assigned
Works interdependently with other Forest Products buyers to aid in the decision making process as it concerns distribution methods
Interacts directly with the Forest Products Manager in the development of all contracts on behalf of McCoy’s
Maintains company freight charts and MAC21 freight codes. Reconciles freight invoices in Content Manager
Communicates directly with the Accounts Payable Department to problem solve invoice discrepancies, primarily through Content Manager
Establish pricing, payment terms, minimums, and tallies consistent with McCoy store/reload needs, in a manner consistent with industry best practices
Directly responsible for the replenishment of stock levels at all store locations
Measures and monitors out-of-stocks, turns and GMROI, for each item for which the buyer is responsible
Buys in programs for other Forest Products Buyers in their absence as needed
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or two to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts interest, commissions proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Ability to utilize strong multi-tasking, organizational, prioritization, and follow-up skills necessary for managing multiple
issues at one time in a professional manner and under minimal supervision
Ability to utilize Microsoft
Word & Excel, IBM Content Manager, MAC21, and other 3
party software applications at an intermediate level
Knowledge and understanding of basic and intermediate purchasing principles
Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance, at such level as is determined by management
Must be regularly available and willing to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week or such other hours per day or hours per week as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet business needs
Must be available and willing to work such weekends and holidays as the employer determines are necessary or desirable to meet its business needs
This position requires occasional travel with overnight stays
Must meet driver’s license requirements as required by the Company
Must be able to legally obtain a rental vehicle in all states in which the company does business
Must have current auto liability insurance
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to use hands or fingers to handle or feel; stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds
Founded in 1927, McCoy’s is a fourth-generation, family-owned supplier of lumber, building supplies and farm and ranch equipment, providing a complete array services to its customer base which includes consumers, builders, contractors, repair/remodelers and farm & ranch folks. The San Marcos, Texas-based retailer is one of the largest family-owned businesses in the building supplies industry and employs 2,000+ people in 86 stores in five states, including Arkansas, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.