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Job Summary:

The Sr. Buyer/Inventory Manager will be responsible for purchase order placement for all inventory and maintenance items to support production. In addition, this position requires negotiation of price, delivery, terms and conditions of purchase orders. The manger will also perform vendor audits to maintain approved status and report on vendor scorecard metrics. Managing of day to day activities of inventory and staff is also required.

Job Duties:

  • Order inventory in support of production schedule and sales forecast.

  • Negotiate lowest pricing for building materials.

  • Carefully monitor deliveries and any past due shipments.

  • Assist in tracking the receipt of purchased items and month end reconciliation of inventory / PO status.

  • Optimize inventory levels and working capital while supporting targeted customer service levels.

  • Develop and manage approved vendor list.

  • Manage vendor shipment costs through the procurement process in the most cost effective manner

  • Read and thoroughly understand building blueprints

  • Interact directly with plant manager, as well as onsite building manager on current conditions and changes

  • Accurately calculate or analyze a bill of material requirements for each job

  • Foster professional development of purchasing team through regular meetings, growth reviews, coaching and communication

  • Conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance, and develop vendor scorecard metric

  • Hiring and training of purchasing staff as needed

  • Manage day to day activities of inventory and planning clerk(s)



  • Strong building products market knowledge and experience, specifically with dimensional lumber and panel products, working across various businesses and regions.

  • Deep understanding and professional experience with purchasing contracts and negotiations of product price, delivery, and terms and conditions.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel

  • Advanced knowledge of enterprise wide systems, preferably ERP or Infor for PO placement, receiving, and inventory management


  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability and desire to reach aggressive purchased products cost targets across entire inventory

  • Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills


  • HS Diploma or equivalent required

  • 8 -10 years of buying/inventory management experience required

  • CPM or CPIM qualifications preferred


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