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Entry Level Buyer

Department: Purchasing
Location: Savage, MN

SunSource, headquartered in Addison, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), is one of North America’s leading fluid power distribution companies, providing products, services and information in hydraulics, pneumatics, automation, and fluid process serving both the industrial, OEM, MRO, and mobile equipment markets.  We are currently looking for a Buyer to handle the procurement and inventories within our Mobile Hydraulic business unit located in Savage, MN.

Reporting to the Operations Manager, you must specifically be able to:

  • Control and manage inventories and procurement to maximize customer on-time service while maintaining optimal asset management
  • Review and maintain Trend inventory master and warehouse records and set-up and run reports
  • Perform and maintain supplier communication and supply chain management per SunSource “Best Practices” and buyer expectations documentation
  • Process supplier returns and seek out opportunities for additional inventory returns
  • Initiate and perform the necessary actions to reduce excess and obsolete inventory both from a reactive and proactive approach
  • Field incoming calls and answer routine questions or direct to the appropriate contact
  • Schedule and organize cadence meetings and any other departmental activities and provide administrative support

The qualified individual will have the following skills and experience:

Education-- Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or Operations or equivalent experience. Experience-- Inventory and/or purchasing experience in manufacturing or distribution. 1 to 3 years in fluid power related industry preferred, but not required. Ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously.
Skills—Must demonstrate strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills.  

SunSource’s history of accomplishment and continued growth means that we give the best condition to energetic, driven people to be effective in their role.  We pride ourselves on a culture that provides opportunities for development and advancement of our associates.  In addition, we build meaningful relations with our customers, suppliers and internal associates.   We are all bound by a pledge to a common mission toward providing the highest quality products and services within our industry and achieving the company’s growth objectives.  

So if you are a self-motivated individual and effective in achieving customer service success through your professional accomplishments then we want to hear from you! 

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We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/V/D
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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