Associate Buyer

Position Profile:
The world-wide Headquarters of Anixter, located in Glenview IL, is seeking an analytical, results-driven, entry-level candidate for an Associate Buyer position.? This position is responsible for daily replenishment of their assigned vendor lines to best service our customers across our North American warehouse locations.? You would be responsible for managing a multi-million dollar inventory portfolio while being accountable for providing great customer service and meeting inventory turn goals.
? Responsibilities & Duties:
•???????? Purchase material into over 50 locations across North America, using past sales data, customer forecasts, and supplier lead times to maintain inventory at appropriate levels
•???????? Analyze sales trends and customer forecasts to determine where and how much inventory be in each region
•???????? Work with suppliers to expedite open purchase orders for critical items
•???????? Reduce the amount of excess & obsolete inventory by utilizing vendor return programs and stock balancing
•???????? Coordinate inventory deliveries with our sales team to make sure we meet or exceed customer expectations
•???????? Monitor key performance metrics including inventory turns, service levels, and supplier lead times
•???????? Collaborate with sales, accounts payable, operations, marketing, finance and project management to solve issues and improve customer service
•???????? Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers
•???????? Associates or Bachelor's degree; coursework in Supply Chain, Operations, Mathematics or Economics a plus
•???????? Proficient in Microsoft Office suite
•???????? Detail oriented and analytical
•???????? 0-3 years of purchasing experience
•???????? Excellent communication, customer service and organization skill

Company Description:

Anixter International is a leading global distributor of Network & Security Solutions, Electrical& Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, protect, and power valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities.
Work Environment 
Our founders developed the Blue Book more than 40 years ago to present the beliefs and ethos that define our business style. While we have grown and changed dramatically since we were established in 1957, one thing has remained constant: our commitment to the values presented in the Blue Book. You can review The Blue Book here. 

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