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Purchasing Agent

Company: Market America Inc
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Job Description:

Market America, a product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in One-to-One Marketing, is seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent. The role will manage inventory levels, vendor communications, and place orders involving raw and finished goods. Good understanding and ability with Safety Stock, BOMs and Excel / V Look-ups needed.

Position Summary

Places purchase orders for finished and raw materials. Maintains proper inventory levels and successful vendor relationships. Will work with Receiving, Inventory Control, Accounting, Quality Control, and Vendors. Must have ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzes inventory levels and sales trends to effectively determine purchase quantities, and prepares purchase orders accordingly.

Maintains inventory levels to maximize inventory turnover and to minimize backorders.

Collaborates with other departments to effectively and timely resolve issues of quantity, quality, and freight.

Develops business relationships with existing and new vendors to optimize on pricing, terms, and delivery.

Verifies vendor acknowledgements of purchase orders to ensure timely receipt.

Reviews and resolves backorders with vendors.

Assists in vendor chargebacks for quality or backorder issues.

Requests quotes for new items for the most cost-effective purchase.

Complies with company policies and procedures.

Performs other duties as needed.

Education and Experience

Bachelors degree in business or related field.

Three to five years experience in purchasing, vendor relationships, and sales and inventory analysis.

Or combination of equivalent experience, education, and training.


Proficient use of MS Office Products and purchasing software systems

Moderate to above moderate levels of English writing, speaking, and reading comprehension; active listening; mathematics; negotiations; monitoring; analysis; judgment; and troubleshooting

Market America offers competitive salary and generous benefits, including health, dental, vision, life, short and long-term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan with company match, and an on-site health clinic.

Qualified candidates should apply online. This position will be based onsite in our Greensboro NC location.

Market America is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Market America | SHOP.COM is changing the way people shop and changing the economic paradigm so anyone can become financially independent by creating their own economy and converting their spending into earning with the Shopping Annuity.


Currently in its 27th year, Market America, Inc. is a global product brokerage and Internet marketing company that specializes in one-to-one marketing and is the creator of The Shopping Annuity. Its mission is to provide a robust business system for entrepreneurs, while providing consumers a better way to shop. Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, the company was founded in 1992 by Chairman and CEO JR Ridinger and has generated over $8.5 billion in accumulated sales. Market America employs approximately 1,000 people globally with operations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Malaysia. Through the companys primary shopping website, SHOP.COM, consumers have access to approximately 60 million products, including Market America exclusive brands and thousands of top retail brands. Market Americas revolutionary Shopping Annuity program, which helps shoppers convert their existing everyday spending into earning, is an extraordinary and financially meaningful benefit of the business. Internet Retailer has ranked SHOP.COM #65 in the 2018 Internet Retailer Top 1000, the #36 largest global online marketplace in the 2019 Internet Retailer Top 100 Online Marketplaces Database, #96 in the Internet Retailer Asia 500 and the 18th fastest growing Internet Mobile Retailer. The company is also a two-time winner of the Better Business Bureaus Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, was ranked 8th in the 2018 Grant Thornton North Carolina Top 100 (NC100) and received 2018s Triad Business Journals Fast 50 award as one of the top privately-held companies for sustained growth, driving the areas economy. By combining Market Americas entrepreneurial business model with SHOP.COMs powerful comparison shopping engine, Cashback program, Hot Deals, SHOPBuddy, Express Pay check out, social shopping integration and countless other features, the company has become the ultimate online shopping destination.

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Keywords: Market America Inc, Greensboro , Purchasing Agent, Other , Greensboro, North Carolina

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