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Buyer

Company: Rust-Oleum Corporation
Location: Williamsport
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Rust-Oleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry. We offer a wide product range including decorative fashion paints, durable industrial roof repair coatings and, of course, the famous rust-fighting formula that started it all.At our Hagerstown, MD plant we are looking for a Buyer. The primary result expected from the Buyer will be to procure raw materials or components for use in manufacture of paint and related products by analyzing past buying trends, production records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield; selecting, ordering, and authorizing payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements, and planning, directing, or coordinating the activities of buyers and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Typical tasks for this position include (but are not limited to) the following:Negotiate prices, discount terms and transportation arrangements for merchandise.Manage the department for which they buy.Confer with sales and purchasing personnel to obtain information about customer needs and preferences.Examine, select, order, and purchase at the most favorable price merchandise consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements and other factors.Analyze and monitor sales records, trends and economic conditions to anticipate consumer buying patterns and determine what the company will sell and how much inventory is needed.Set or recommend mark-up rates, mark-down rates, and selling prices for merchandise.Authorize payment of invoices or return of merchandise.Interview and work closely with vendors to obtain and develop desired products. Desired Skills & ExperienceBachelors degree in a business related discipline preferred5-10 years of Procurement/ or Supply Chain experienceStrong business acumenAbility to successfully multi-task in a fast paced environment and act as a strong team playerExperience with project management, expediting and optimizing inventory levelsExcellent communication and strong negotiation skillsThis position requires an individual who is self-directed and detail-oriented with an inquisitive nature and the desire to solve problemsA strong work ethic with a positive "can-do" attitude and one who takes pride in the quality of their workExperience managing multiple tasks at one time along with understanding overall direction and goals.SAP & Microsoft (specifically Excel) knowledge preferred. Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.

Keywords: Rust-Oleum Corporation, Germantown , Buyer, Professions , Williamsport, Maryland

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