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Junior Buyer

Merchandising | Merrillville, IN | Full Time

Job Description

DirectBuy, a CSC Generation, Inc. company, is a savings club that guarantees the best prices on nearly everything for your home and lifestyle.

CSC Generation, Inc. acquired DirectBuy in 2017. We are led by an experienced and proven team and are focused on transforming the business into a world-class online shopping experience for DirectBuy members.

Members of DirectBuy are able to eliminate retail markups by buying direct from hundreds of top brands in categories such as flooring, appliances, furniture, and more.

As the Junior Buyer you will be responsible for ensuring vendors and merchandise are secured at competitive cost and
delivery levels, consistent with DirectBuy brand standards.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing strategic purchasing plans, and adjusting based on results

  • Assist in communicating with potential merchants to onboard them as a DirectBuy vendor

  • Determine supply capabilities with vendors

  • Assist in negotiating pricing and terms with suppliers

  • Recommend suppliers with respect to cost, quality, and delivery competitiveness

  • Study market prices, trends, developments, method improvements

  • Visit suppliers’ facilities to qualify them as new sources and assists in the resolution of production, design quality, and/or delivery issues

  • Host suppliers during their visits to CSC, give building tours, conduct meet-and-greets with Merchandise Specialists and other appropriate contacts

  • Continue positive rapport with current vendors

  • Demonstrate regular attendance and punctuality

  • Maintain overall ethical, confidential, and productive practices within the organization

Our Ideal Candidate:

  • Eager to self-promote and reach new heights in his/her career

  • Solid typing skills

  • Ability and confidence to negotiate terms and pricing with vendors

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Retail math literacy and application of concepts

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Strong interpersonal, customer service, and problem-solving skills

  • Evidence of the practice of a high level of confidentiality

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred (preferably in Supply Chain Management or Business

  • Administration)

  • Minimum 2 years experience in product-related roles (sales, buying, etc.)

  • Knowledge in home improvement, design, and décor preferred

Perks:

When you join DirectBuy, you join a team of forward-thinking, talented, motivated individuals. Though we employee 400+ employees, we maintain a family-like culture. Here are a few of our benefits...

Immediate eligibility:

  • Paid holidays
  • Paid birthday off
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Invitation to Company events
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Complimentary DirectBuy membership
  • Discounts to various theme parks, concerts, vacations, and much more!

After 60 days of continuous employment:

  • Medical, and Dental/Vision Insurance options
  • Company-paid short and long term disability
  • Company-paid Life/ADD Plan
  • Additional voluntary insurance benefits options (i.e., critical illness)

After 90 days of continuous employment:

  • Paid time off (PTO)

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.