• Purchasing Agent/Buyer

    Job Locations US-OH-Grove City
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/17/2018 12:38 PM)
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  • Overview

    As a Buyer, your primary duties will include purchasing merchandise and commodities as well as analyzing past buying trends, sales records, prices, and quality of merchandise. Other responsibilities include selecting, ordering, and authorizing payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements and conducting meetings with sales personnel to introduce new products.



    • Negotiate prices, discount terms, and transportation arrangements for merchandise
    • Examine, select, order, and purchase merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, etc.
    • Monitor and analyze sales records, trends, or economic conditions to anticipate customer buying patterns and determine how much inventory is needed
    • Authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise
    • Interview and work closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products
    • Compare transportation options to determine the most efficient and cost effective methods
    • Evaluate alternative vendors and place emergency orders for parts, materials, or supplies


    • High School Graduate or GED required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred, in Business or related field
    • 1 or more years of experience in purchasing or sales
    • High attention to detail
    • Strong organization skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment


    • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
    • Quarterly Company Performance Bonus
    • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Matching
    • Health, Dental, and Vision Coverage
    • Life & Disability Insurance
    • Employee Discounts
    • Wellness Program
    • Career Stability
    • Training and Development

    Palmer-Donavin is a leader in the wholesale distribution of residential building supplies. Employee-owned and operated, our mission is to create value for all stakeholders through innovation, performance, and integrity. We are headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, with branch operations in Cincinnati, Delphos, and North Jackson.  We offer an opportunity to join a strong and stable company that has been around since 1907.


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