Buyer

Operations Remote, United States Schaumburg, Illinois Rochester Hills, Michigan Englewood, Colorado Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Description

About Us

At Genuine Cable Group (GCG), we are a leading North American distributor of wire, cable and connectivity solutions. GCG consists of six premier brands; SeacoastCobra Wire & CableElectro WireConnect-AirCPS Broadband and most recently, EmpireAt GCG We Make Connections Possible!

Job Description 

The Buyer will execute day-to-day transactions including Purchase Orders. Responsible to coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies, and advertising, for organization by performing the following duties.

Essential Functions

  • Collaborates with sales colleagues and vendors to obtain product or service information such as price, availability, and delivery schedule
  • Selects products for purchase in support of customer demand identifies in MRP system and procurement standard operation procedures
  • Manages effective product cost according to knowledge of market trends
  • Prepares purchase orders or bid requests
  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiates contracts within budgetary framework and scope of authority
  • Maintains procurement records such as items or services purchased, costs, delivery, product quality or performance, and inventories
  • Discusses defective or unacceptable goods or services with inspection or quality control personnel, users, vendors, and others to determine source of trouble and take corrective action
  • Approves invoices for payment/solves accounts payable issues
  • Expedites delivery of goods to users
  • Deals with RMA and MRB issues
Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelor's Degree and/or equivalent work experience in related field
  • 1-3 years of buying experience
  • Understanding of purchasing methods and inventory management concepts in a distribution environment
  • Understanding of logistics, basic accounting principles and warehouse operations
  • Understanding of profitability and financial impact of purchasing decisions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Strong verbal and written skills
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Must possess a willingness to learn
  • Must be detail oriented