Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Kinsey’s Seeks Buyer

Position Description: Buyer

Employee: (Name)

Reporting to: Director of Purchasing

Status: Full-time

Maintain customer service levels and minimize inventory dollar investment by managing appropriate inventory levels across multiple warehouse locations. Prepare purchase orders and warehouse transfers, adding new items to inventory, maintaining information systems, and historical references. Conduct a consistent inventory analysis and vendor review.

Position Attributes

  • Multitasking
  • Organization
  • Analytical
  • Communication
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Taking initiative

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Purchase inventory by preparing and submitting purchase orders
  • Manage existing inventory with an emphasis on a high rate of turn and open to buy dollars
  • Stock balance via transfer orders between warehouse locations
  • Identify and recommend new items by investigating potential suppliers; researching the competition, market trends, profitability and item availability
  • Assist to resolve shipment discrepancies by mediating vendor/manufacturing issues
  • Maintain existing and seek out new vendor partnerships
  • Prepare and present reports by collecting, analyzing and summarizing information and trends
  • Maintain competitive product pricing by negotiating buying programs and costs
  • Assist in the coordination of the annual dealer show


  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Be proficient with Excel and internal software systems
  • Seasonal travel to trade shows
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed