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Purchasing Agent - Good Pay amp Benefits Excellent Opportunity

Upper Marlboro, MD

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Purchasing Agent - Good Pay & Benefits!
Thos. Somerville Co.
, a large Mid-Atlantic plumbing/HVAC wholesale distributor is searching for a talented Purchasing Agent

Thos. Somerville is a solid 154 year old family owned company with 401k, competitive salary and benefits package.

Job Description:
General responsibilities include product acquisition, inventory management, data management.

Key areas of responsibilities:
• Create and expedite purchase orders

• Manage inventory, both at branch and DC level

• Perform customer service functions for our branches

• Vendor logistics analysis and optimization

• Providing critical support for the distribution center and operations in achieving a high-level of on-time-delivery performance for inbound purchase orders.

• Negotiating and establishing meaningful and reliable lead times from suppliers.

• Developing and maintaining supplier quality and service performance to a level that exceeds established target service level.

• Managing purchase price variance goals by managing system pricing to create accurately priced orders.

• Managing and controlling inventory levels for the company by routinely reviewing and updating supplier lead times, item safety-stocks and other system-related inventory parameters.

• Monitoring, managing, and recommending changes to system costs.

Job Requirements:
• 3 or more years experience in Purchasing/inventory management preferred.

• Systems-driven with a strong emphasis on customer service, analytical methods and cost reduction.

• Strong negotiating skills and work well in a multi-functional team environment.

• Strategic out-of-the-box thinker, willing to recommend changes and suggest lower cost alternatives.

• Proven cost savings experience.

• Comprehensive knowledge of automated purchasing functions (ERP Systems)

• Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.

• Excellent organization and planning skills with strong attention to detail.

• Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced, service oriented environment.

Preferred, but not required:
• Previous industry experience in warehousing, distribution, wholesale with multiple locations/products

• Supervisory experience is a plus

• Proficiency in Excel

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