SUMMARYWeston Premium Woods is looking for a highly motivated, outgoing and enthusiastic individual for the role of Lumber Purchaser. Weston Premium Woods is an industry leader that has been in business over 60 years. We are staffed with industry experts, and we're always looking for new ways to provide more opportunity to our team, our customers and our suppliers. The primary role of the Lumber Purchaser is to assist the Lumber Purchasing Manager with building partnerships with suppliers and making Weston Premium Woods their customer of choice.
You're responsible for sourcing and purchasing lumber at the best possible price and quality to maximize department and company profits.DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES* Support all facets or our business by sourcing required product in a timely fashion at the best possible prices* Stay current with lumber markets* Negotiate purchase prices fairly, but firmly* Constantly obtain market feedback, including analyzing market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability* Proactively inform sales personnel of opportunities based on product availability* Assist Lumber manager with daily tasks and buying* Enter and send purchase orders in a timely manner* Help develop systems to streamline workflow and processes* Assist Product Managers in reporting on and achieving all Purchasing KPIs* Manage and maintain required inventory levels as agreed upon with management* Manage and minimize overstock and oddball items* Assist in managing inventory turns by identifying and making Sales aware of old stock available for sale, and buying appropriate amount of stock* Improve profit margins by sourcing alternative and new products* Contact vendors on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis, as appropriate, to stay abreast of their stock for sale and pricing* Update supplier and potential supplier lists* Resolve discrepancies on loads purchased as required, always in alignment with Weston Premium Woods values* Travel throughout North America to visit current or potential suppliers* Accompany salespeople on customer/supplier visits as required* Ensure that our internal customers love doing business with us* Carry out responsibilities in accordance with company core values, policies and applicable law* Participate in training and cross-training initiatives* Represent Weston Premium Woods at North American trade shows to promote product and company* Other duties as requiredKNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED* Must have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills* Exceptional Customer service skills* Extremely organized* Leadership skills* Team player* Strong work ethic* Positive attitude* Experience with Lumber an asset* Excellent problem solving skill* Good follow-up skills and attention to detail* Working knowledge of Windows, Word, Excel and Access, familiarity with Outlook