Purchasing Specialist

GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 200 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit www.gms.com or any one of our subsidiary company websites.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Purchase and receive product from vendors using inventory management software
Oversee monthly inventory and closeout procedures
Maintain appropriate inventory levels and control measures
Ability to use company computer system to enter orders and analyze inventory
Keep accurate pricing records and familiarize with vendor program details
Develop and maintain an understanding of market conditions impacting the building materials industry
Work closely with the sales team and other branch purchasing specialists
Some college or a Bachelor's degree is preferred
1-2 years experience in building materials industry or inventory control preferred
2-5 years of purchasing experience preferred
Ability to self-manage is critical, as well extensive experience in all aspects of supplier relationship management.
Must be a team player, analytical, good with attention to detail, and possess excellent organizational skills
Must be able to work autonomously without much direction
Company benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-term Disability, and Life Insurance
401k Plan with match
Paid holidays & vacation days

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