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Associate Buyer - Hard goods

W. Atlee Burpee Company
Warminster, PA
  • Expired: September 01, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.
W. Atlee Burpee Company is the leading retail/mail-order distributor of seed and gardening supplies to the American home gardener. We have an immediate opening for an organized, proactive, creative thinking Associate Buyer to join the team in our corporate headquarters in Warminster, PA. is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established organization with a long tradition of excellence and an outstanding reputation.

Working directly with management in support of organizational objectives, Assistant Buyer will support various operations areas and work collaboratively with multiple departments. You will be responsible for the day-to-day hard goods raw material & finished goods inventory purchasing requirements of the company. This includes sourcing, delivery, and invoicing of all purchased items.

The Assistant Buyer's responsibilities include:
  • Execute daily operational purchases to support Production, Packaging, Assembly and Direct Marketing E-commerce Channels.
  • Utilize sales forecasts, new business opportunities, customer expectations, and internal supply constraints to develop purchasing plans.
  • Assist in inventory management processes to avoid shortages and excesses materials.
  • Monitor the variance of forecasted purchasing plans and discuss root causes with management.
  • Develop and manage reporting that conveys purchasing metrics to Manager.
  • Communicate all supply challenges promptly to those affected. Maintain detailed and complete supporting documentation for all purchases in a digital format.
  • Maintain data quality and integrity within the purchasing tools.
  • Analyze back orders, current orders, and upcoming orders to prioritize and plan to fulfill production demand.
  • Monitor purchased materials to ensure that final product meets quality standards and customer specifications.
  • Develop and maintain purchasing SOPs and D365 recordings.
  • Develop into a SME on Business Platform D365 with focus on ERP/MRP initiation & system enhancements.
  • Implementation, monitoring & data gathering of the quoting process.
  • Continuously monitoring, evaluating, and improving supplier performance, service, and pricing accuracy.
  • Visit strategic vendors when time permits and attend annual industry conventions.
  • Additional duties and special projects as needed

The ideal candidate will be analytical, possess exceptional communication skills, and be self-directed, organized, and detail-oriented. Must be highly skilled and results-driven with innovative problem-solving skills.

Qualified applicants should forward their resumes for immediate, confidential consideration for this full-time position. Burpee offers highly competitive compensation, benefits, and paid time off package. Excellent opportunity for career growth and advancement for the right individual.

Qualifications for the Associate Buyer position:
  • Bachelor's Degree (Business focus)
  • 3-5+ years related purchasing experience
  • Solid computer skills and the ability to learn new programs quickly and easily

W. Atlee Burpee Company


Warminster, PA
18974 USA