CDW Purchasing Agent in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Job Description

The Purchasing Agent is responsible for negotiating, purchasing, and maintaining inventory for specific product lines that are up to $5M daily. This role is required to drive revenue and margin for their product lines in collaboration with their Product Management team.

Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Analysis of sales and seasonal trends to effectively manage inventory in multiple distribution centers.

  • Negotiate favorable pricing, partner funding, payment terms, price protection policies, and return policies to CDW.

  • Determine best supplier and accurately set pricing per product.

  • Manage and negotiate opportunistic buy in deals.

  • Maintain inventory mix, product classification, and roadmaps for product lines within category.

  • Proven track record in inventory management for product lines, with the ability to manage products through their lifecycle and product positioning issues.

  • Develop and maintain internal and external partner relationships at all levels to contribute to category growth.

  • Report on supply chain metrics, including days of supply, aging inventory, backorders, lead time, and primary supplier fill rate.

  • Provide monthly reporting outlining various metrics and revenue data, including buy-ins and rebates.

  • Qualifications*

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree OR

  • 1 year Purchasing experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated price negotiation and analytical skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact and present to all stakeholders including senior leadership.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.

  • Critical thinking and resourcefulness to solve problems with supply chain and inventory management.

  • Working knowledge of purchasing related accounting issues.

  • History of successfully working independently.

  • Ability to travel when required.

CDW is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Purchasing Agent IL-Lincolnshire 17000735