Associate Buyer


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WESCO|Anixter is seeking an Associate Buyer for the North American inventory team. This position is responsible for both purchasing and placement of product to best service our customers. You would be responsible for managing a multi-million dollar product portfolio while being accountable for providing great customer service and meeting inventory turn goals.

Responsibilities& Duties:

Purchase material into over 50 distribution centers across North America, using past sales data, customer forecasts, and supplier lead times to maintain inventory at appropriate levels

  • Create model inventory programs based on geography and market
  • Analyze sales trends and customer forecasts to determine where and how much inventory is in each region
  • Determine what orders are needed urgently to keep supply chain moving; work with suppliers to expedite open purchase orders
  • Reduce the amount of excess & obsolete inventory by utilizing vendor return programs and stock balancing
  • Coordinate inventory deliveries with 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, product management, finance and project management to solve issues and improve customer service
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business; coursework in Supply Chain, Operations, or Economics a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; expertise with Power BI and Access a plus
  • Detail oriented and analytical
  • 0-3 years of purchasing experience
  • Excellent communication and organization skills
  • Strong customer service and multitasking skills – able to resolve problems in a timely and efficient manner

Additional Information

At WESCO|Anixter, we offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, 401k, tuition reimbursement, STD/LTD, and more.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WESCO International, Inc., including its subsidiaries and affiliates ("WESCO"), is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of WESCO to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.”

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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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