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Rockler Companies, Inc.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Medina, MN
Job Type
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  • Forecast, evaluate and execute the purchase of stock, component and supply inventories in a timely fashion to support adequate in-stock levels of all selling sku's.
  • Maintain division and department budgeted inventory levels.
  • Negotiate with company suppliers, using all ethical means possible, to get the best price, lead times, shipping, and payment terms without jeopardizing their ability to achieve a reasonable profit.
  • Maintain good working relationship with all assigned vendors and increase vendor partnership.
  • Resolve problem receiving’s, invoices, and defectives caused by incorrect or poor quality merchandise, pricing variances, overages and shortages. Ensure vendor compliance with Rockler’s terms and conditions.
  • As required, secure alternate backup vendors for sourcing merchandise in the event availability problems are encountered and to insure the best pricing.
  • Research and resolve in-stock product problems relating to packaging, UPC codes, SKU maintenance issues, MSDS information, product tolerances, variances and other.
  • Evaluate solicited and unsolicited price quotes for product quality and value.
  • Effective communication with all internal and external partners.
  • Review Inventory Disposition reports and work closely with Category Management to determine sell down strategies for overstock and inventory obsolescence.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • College degree desired.
  • 3-5 years purchasing experience preferably in a retail and/or distribution environment.
  • History of strong negotiation skills in dealing assertively and with a sense of urgency with suppliers.
  • Excellent communication/organizational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively with the pressure of time constraints and deadlines.
  • Strong analytical skills required.
  • Previous experience with a computerized forecasting and purchase order system desired.
  • Specific experience with hard goods, especially woodworking related products desired.
  • Must be aware of product sourcing, favorable pricing and new product developments.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Experience with DSRP software preferred.

Rockler Companies, Inc.