Procurement Buyer-entry level

A Book Company Lexington, KY 13.00/hr
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ABOUT US

eCampus.com was established on July 2, 1999 as one of America’s oldest and largest on-line textbook stores. eCampus.com is featured annually by Internet Retailer as one of the top 500 retailers in the country. eCampus.com’s mission is to provide the easiest, fastest, cheapest way for college and university students to buy textbooks, rent textbooks and sell textbooks. eCampus.com believes the Internet buying experience should be fun and shopping for textbooks should be as fast and convenient as possible. The executive management team knows the secret to the company’s success is largely due the quality and dedication of its employees. 

 

 POSITION DESCRIPTION

We are currently seeking a full-time Procurement Buyer for our Lexington, Kentucky headquarters.  Procurement Buyers are responsible for purchasing materials needed to fill customer orders.  He/she is also responsible for maintaining accurate pricing and availability of product in the procurement systems. This is an entry level position and is a temp to perm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

·     Building and maintaining relationships with our Publishers

·     Keeping availabilities on books accurate

·     Keeping pricing accurate in our system

  • Purchasing material for inventory and customer orders

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Ability to analyze inventory and make decisions to buy at correct price
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Must be able to clearly communicate (written and verbal) with associates at all levels
  • Must be able to multi-task and prioritize
  • Must have time management skills
  • General understanding of all procurement functions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
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EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum one (1) year experience in an office environment.
  • Previous buying experience a plus

 

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Normal office environment with some exposure to dust, noise, temperature and the like
  • Sitting or standing for long periods
  • Standing, bending, and lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Physically assisting with local buy-backs in all weather conditions
  • Operation of standard business equipment such as calculators, fax machines, computer printer, and photocopiers.
  • Extended viewing of computer screen

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

eCampus.com offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision, Group Life/AD&D, long-term disability, 401(k) plan, and paid time off.

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