Purchasing Buyer job – Schillings – Saint John, IN

Great news! Schillings has an exciting opportunity available! We have a full-time Buyer position open at our Saint John, IN location. The position will consist of working Monday-Friday from 7am-5pm and include extensive benefits.

Want to join our team? Apply today!

As a Schillings Buyer, you will be responsible for ensuring product availability, quality and cost effectiveness. You will maintain strong partnerships with all vendors, meet operations’ product needs on a timely basis and evaluate/recommend new products to enhance standards, including increasing profitability.

Required Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree, preferred

Minimum of 5 years of Buying experience, preferably in building materials

Advanced computer proficiency (including Microsoft systems); with developed excel

skills require

Deep understanding and professional experience with purchasing programs, language,


Advanced Math Skills

Ability to multi-task and self-motivated to meet deadlines

Employs sound judgement and exhibits integrity

Driven and adaptable with superior work ethic

Highly organized with ability to plan, prioritize and follow through with strong time

management skills

Team player that also has the ability to work independently

Maintain positive relationships with internal/external customers and staff

Excellent negotiation, customer service and consulting skills

Excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills required, along with solid critical

thinking and problem-solving skills

Strong research background, including market knowledge in various

business/regions experience desired

Duties will include, but not be limited to:
Responsible for all purchasing functions

Perform SKU maintenance; manage dead SKU’s and inventory

Identify growth opportunities and monitor market competitiveness

Direct inventory and supplier management

Negotiate better pricing, including looking for different sources/vendors to buy

from, existing or new items & project quotes

Forecast and plan multiple supply source demands

Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with Schilling programs

Analyze reports, inventory and purchasing date, including document discrepancies

Return all phone calls by priority & no later than end of day

Any other tasks or areas of responsibility that management or Schilling family deem


Customer Service:
Ensure customer service is excellent at all times

Do whatever it takes!

Mission – to get our customers what they want, when & where they want it, on time and error free as efficiently as possible

Schillings provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Schillings is a drug-free workplace.

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