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WESCO|Anixter is seeking a Buyer to join the Commodities team. The Buyer is responsible for managing the purchase order lifecycle and related planning exceptions to ensure high customer service and working capital optimization. This role collaborates daily with suppliers to ensure the inventory plan is executed flawlessly.

The successful candidate will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Process new inventory requests (Intake, Execution, Follow-up)
  • Manage PO lifecycle (PO Placement, Confirmation, Expedites, PO Maintenance, Vendor Quality)
  • Monitoring performance exceptions outside of inventory plan while working with business partners and vendors to ensure required service levels are maintained
  • Reduce the amount of excess & obsolete inventory by utilizing vendor return programs, as well as, negotiating special returns and finding alternative outlets
  • Incorporate analytics to improve supply chain processes, performance and to reduce costs
  • Provide an advanced level of service for key customers and global accounts, working working across multiple ERPs

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s degree; supply chain related certifications or coursework in Business, Supply Chain, Operations, or Economics is a plus
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite, including Access and Excel. Previous experience with planning applications such as Oracle, Blue Yonder, or SXe is a plus
  • Excellent analytical skills, with high standards of accuracy and quality. Detail oriented with strong decision making skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, both internally and externally, ability to effectively interact with all levels of the organization
  • Have excellent customer service skills – able to resolve problems in a timely and efficient manner
  • Efficient task management in a highly variable portfolio of products and vendors

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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