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An Elliott Electric Supply Store


Job Description:

The Inventory Buyer works within the Inventory Control Department to ensure that the store has adequate inventory for day-to-day sales operations. This responsibility starts with ensuring that the orders are placed accurately, in a timely manner, and extends up until the moment the material is received at our store location. The buyer is generally the first point of contact in assisting stores with any vendor shipment errors. The successful candidate will have excellent attention to detail, time-management skills and communication skills, both verbal and written. This is a critical position as our stores cannot sell material they do not have.

  • Use Backorder and Action Reports to review and place orders for select vendors within a particular product group.
  • Verify that all orders have been received by the vendor/vendor rep.
  • Ensure that orders ship in a timely manner and/or find solutions for any material that has unreasonable ship dates.
  • Perform special buys, such as promotions, merchandisers, etc.
  • Special projects outside of the day to day purchasing may be assigned to the buyer by the Category manager or Product manager. 
  • Excellent time management skills


The successful applicant will have some or all of the following traits or skills:

  • Minimum requirement of a High School diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to transition from task to task seamlessly
  • Ability to communicate clearly in writing as well as verbally
  • Basic business related math skills, I.e. how to figure margin, markup, discount amount and percentage etc
  • Ability to remain at a computer workstation for lengthy periods of time
  • Ability to work alone or as a member of a team
  • A customer service mentality

In addition to some or all of the above the PREFERRED applicant may also have the following:

  • Degree in business, finance or accounting
  • Previous experience in electrical or other industrial wholesale
  • Previous experience with electrical products, either in the electrician field, in a retail, or wholesale setting
  • Formal education in materials management, industrial distribution or a related course of study
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office suite of programs or equivalent

Normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM, subject to changes by your immediate supervisor or the Inventory Manager.

Hourly wage will be based on previous experience and skill set of the applicant.

All applicants MUST complete the on-line application and include a resume. Any in-person meetings with applicants must be scheduled in advance.

Job Type: Full-Time Contact: Melanie Thompson (936)569-1184

Location: Nacogdoches, TX (Corporate Office) (00)

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