Midway Wholesale was founded in Topeka, Kansas in 1970. A stable, locally-owned company, Midway has grown to 10 locations in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska, with 160 employees. Midway offers competitive salaries and a robust comprehensive benefits package, including: health insurance, life insurance, paid holidays and personal time, profit sharing, 401(k), winter leave bonus, and casual dress. Generous on-the-job training is available for this position.
Reports To: Purchasing Manager
Classification: Full-time; Exempt
Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday. Other hours as needed.
The Purchaser, along with other members of the Purchasing department, buys building materials and supplies for resale to Midway Wholesale and Heartland Door and Window customers.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
•Negotiates prices, terms, and other arrangements with vendors.
•Examines, selects, orders, or purchases materials consistent with quality, quantity, specification requirements, or other factors, as instructed by the Purchasing Manager.
•Monitors and analyzes sales records, trends, or economic conditions to anticipate demand and determine how much inventory is needed.
•Places orders and tracks shipments.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Two years of office experience is preferred. Relevant industry experience preferred. High school diploma or equivalent required.
A significant level of trust is required as this position is exposed to sensitive and confidential information which cannot be shared outside of the company. Diplomacy, courtesy, and tact is required. Demonstrated ability to foster sound professional relationships with vendors is necessary. Strong negotiation skills helpful.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required of this position, but should not be considered comprehensive:
•Proficiency in using MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
•Ability to write routine business communications
•Strong negotiation skills
•Ability to quickly learn specialized software applications
•Work must be completed with quality and accuracy
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Ability to work in a team environment and promote a positive attitude toward teamwork
•Ability to accept and respond to changes in the work environment