Assistant Buyer- Sunrise, FL

Assistant Buyer

Position Summary: Assistant Buyer is responsible to  perform entry-level purchasing functions and assist other purchasing personnel in the efficient procurement of goods and services. Personal accountability to either directly conduct or provide support for the functions described in the primary responsibilities assigned


Reports to: Procurement and Records Manager


Primary Responsibilities:                                        

  • Buyer will be assigned to 2nd/3rd tier suppliers not our primary Supplier.
  • Manage other suppliers as assigned by department head.
  • Manage Suppliers of  Industrial Hose and Couplings to:

- negotiate pricing ,

- negotiate lead times,

- Insure supplier meets ship promise dates.

- place PO’s

- insure no stockouts.

  • Maintain accurate Supplier records in our system.
  • Work with Inventory Analyst to team manage inventory levels of parts assigned to your suppliers to insure AFS ( available for Sale goals are achieved) and we eliminate out of stocks in the warehouse ( DCS).
  • As needed, Build supplier accounts,  part numbers, kits/BOMS, process credits, and other requests from internal clients( customer service, Sales, etc)
  • Use excel to create custom reports.
  • Use  excel to update data in our system.
  • Responsible for daily, monthly reporting on Suppliers assigned to you including but not limited to:
    •   Purchases
    •  Inventory on Hand
    •  Low Stock and Negative Stock
    •  Open Orders , among others.
  • Maintain weekly and monthly supplier scorecard and track supplier RMAs.
  • Work with Sales , Customer Service team, and Suppliers on providing timely custom quotes as required  
  • Handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Conduct presentations to internal/external groups
  • Research and correct errors related to warehouse/price discrepancies.


Position Requirements:



  • High School Diploma, Preference to College Degree


Minimum Work Experience:

  • 3 years’ experience in inventory/purchasing;
  • Distribution environment  experience within TQM environment preferred.


Specific Skills and Training:

  • Strong Excel or Access skills,  good Outlook and MS Word  and Powerpoint skills
  • Strong Organization and Follow up skills
  • Attention to details is critical, considerable typing and minimal errors.
  • Purchasing/inventory management systems, control concepts, theories, and use
  • Warehouse and/or inventory management software preferred



Work Environment:


  • Office setting, sedentary work. 
  • Long periods of sitting, viewing computer screen, and typing on keyboard. 
  • Heavy use of telephone with frequent interruptions.