Associate Buyer

Woodbury, NY 11797

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Position Profile:

The Long Island office of Anixter, 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 at our 60+ 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 skills


  • Paid vacation that increases over time
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance offered
  • Paid national holidays
  • 401(k) with match
  • Flexible spending account to allow for certain health and commuting expenses to be paid with pre-tax dollars
  • Employee referral program

Company Information

Anixter 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. We offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.

Anixter is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer; Minority / Female / Disabled / Veteran. We require all our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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WESCO International, Inc. (NYSE: WCC), a publicly traded FORTUNE 500® holding company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of electrical, industrial, and communications maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products, construction materials, and advanced supply chain management and logistic services. Pro forma 2019 annual sales were approximately $17.2 billion, including Anixter International. The company employs approximately 18,900 people, maintains relationships with more than 30,000 suppliers, and serves more than 150,000 active customers worldwide. Customers include commercial and industrial businesses, contractors, government agencies, institutions, telecommunications providers, and utilities. WESCO operates 11 fully automated distribution centers and approximately 800 warehouse/branch locations in North America and more than 50 countries around the world, providing a local presence for customers and a global network to serve multi-location businesses and multi-national corporations.

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"Enthusiasm is the greatest business asset in the world. It beats money, power and influence." Read more to find out if Anixter's business style is a good fit for you.

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EEO is the Law, and we comply with every aspect of it. It's part of our values, and the way we conduct business. For more information, click here: EEO is the Law

Anixter is an Affirmative Action employer and an inclusive environment. We welcome all races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and ages, candidates who are veterans, disabled, LGBT, and we welcome diverse viewpoints and experiences. Our employees reflect our customers, vendors, and communities.

We require all of our employees to perform work in an ethical manner and uphold a culture of honesty and ethics at all times.

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