PrimeSource Building Products

  • Purchasing Associate/Admin - Bangor, ME (2018-11652)

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    Purchasing Associate/Admin - Bangor, ME (2018-11652)


    PrimeSource Building Products Inc., one of the nation's largest wholesale distributors of building supply products, has an immediate opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Associate/Admin in our Kenduskeag, ME (Bangor) location.  This is a dual role which is part Administrative and part Purchasing.


    Competitive Pay! Full-time 40/hr week PLUS complete benefits package (medical, dental, vision, life, 401K with company match), Holiday pay and PTO 


    Monday-Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM, 1 hour lunch


    The Purchasing Associate/Admin role is a brand new position at the facility. This role will assume some administrative duties assisting the Operations Manager with billing and invoicing of BOLs and the return merchandise process. Will purchase materials and service for PrimeSource in an efficient and economical manner following established policies and procedures in processing purchase orders. Research and evaluate supplied based on price, quality, selection, services, support, availability, production and distribution capabilities and supplier’s reputation and history. Basic computer knowledge and knowledge of Excel. 





    This position will compile information and records to prepare purchase orders for procurement of building supply products by performing the following duties and a low level salaried non-exempt purchasing role.

    • Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.
    • Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity.
    • Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
    • Types or writes invitation of bid forms and mails forms to supplier firms or for public posting.
    • Writes or types purchase order and sends copy to supplier and department originating request.
    • Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories.
    • Computes total cost of items purchased.
    • Confers with suppliers concerning late deliveries.
    • Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates and awards contract to bidders or places orders with suppliers or mail order firms.
    • Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and approves bills for payment.
    • Classifies priority regulations.
    • PTP Super User responsible for receiving, purchasing, DRP forecasting, price list management, assisting with inside sales.
    • And other duties as needed or assigned.



    High school diploma or G.E.D. required with some experience.

    Associates degree (A.A) or Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university is preferred.


    Computer Skills:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory software; Order processing systems; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. SAP knowledge helpful. Must have proficiency in MS Excel to perform basic formulas and sort data. Knowledge of building supply and/or construction industry.


    EOE Statement

    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is fully committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and maintaining a workplace free of discrimination and harassment based on race, gender, religion, age, color, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information and other non-merit factors.  All persons shall be afforded equal employment opportunity at PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its personnel policies, program practices and operations and relationships with employees and applicants, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring and merit promotion.  PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. promotes programs of affirmative recruitment and employment at all levels of PrimeSource Building Products, Inc..  PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. subscribes to, and will implement to the full extent, all applicable laws that promote equality of opportunity.


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from persons with disabilities, and will reasonably accommodate the needs of those persons. PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within PrimeSource Building Products, Inc.

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