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Buyer/Procurement Specialist

Location: Minneapolis, MN

Department: Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

DecksDirect is looking for a competent Procurement Specialist/Buyer to select and purchase lines of products on behalf of our company.  The quality and variety of products on our warehouse shelves is essential to our success.  The ideal candidate is a responsible individual with great attention to detail.  This associate will also need to negotiate with suppliers to secure competitive prices.

The goal of this position is to ensure that we will always have adequate stock that meets our requirements so that we can deliver value to our customers through high-quality products and facilitate sustainable growth.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor stock levels and make plans for buying within budget
  • Evaluate supplier options according to prices, quality, etc and determine best choices
  • Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase
  • Forge and maintain trust relationships with suppliers to promote fair dealing
  • Identify customer preferences and forecast consumer trends

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least 2 years of purchasing experience
  • Familiarity with market research, data analysis, forecasting techniques and purchasing best practices
  • Must demonstrate the ability to assess situations and quickly provide solutions to customer needs
  • Ability to manage time, task, projects and priorities to meet daily, weekly and monthly deadlines is crucial

Position Details:

  • Full time position
  • This is an internal position
  • Core hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • This position will require work hours beyond the normal workday based on the demands and seasonality of our business and customer volume.  It has a high demand for tight deadlines and immediacy in providing solutions and answers.
  • Travel is extremely minimal
  • Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience

Company:

DecksDirect is an online retailer and distributor of deck and patio building products and accessories.  We are committed to Helping People Build Better Decks!  We are a company of passionate individuals that love to work hard and play hard, both in the office and outside of our four walls.  Come join us!

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