PrimeSource Building Products

  • Purchasing Associate - Albany, NY

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    US-NY-Guilderland Center
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    Purchasing Associate - Albany, NY


    PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. one of the nation’s largest wholesale distributors of building supply products, has an immediate opportunity available for an experienced, reliable, and hard working Purchasing Associate located in our Albany, NY distribution center. 


    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 will purchase materials and service for PrimeSource in an efficient and economical manner following established policies and procedures in processing purchase orders. Create purchase orders and input data in SAP. Research and evaluate supplies based on price, quality, selection, services, support, availability, production and distribution capabilities and supplier’s reputation and history. This role will work with the Sales Team and Sales Vendor for special orders. Will assume some administrative duties in creating BOLs for LTL and assist with inventory cycle counts. Compiles information and records to prepare and process purchase orders for procurement of material by performing the following duties. MUST have basic Excel skills.




    Some responsibilities include the following. Additional duties may be assigned as necessary.

    • Verifies nomenclature and specifications of purchase requests.
    • Searches inventory records or warehouse to determine if material on hand is in sufficient quantity and maintains MOH levels to expectations by FLC.
    • Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
    • Responsible for reviewing and addressing dead stock items & slow moving inventory.
    • 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.
    • Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and approves bills for payment.
    • Classifies priority regulations.
    • Communicates effectively with sales department during periods of product shortage or delay.
    • Maintains and reviews company fill rate goals for Independent, Major and National account customers.
    • Potentially responsible for assisting management with the DC product claim process.
    • Potentially responsible for assisting management with the DC cycle count process.
    • Knowledgeable of DC discount schedules and accountable to accuracy of inbound pricing.
    • Filling
    • Accurately enters and places purchase orders in a timely manner.



    High School Diploma or G.E.D education. One year certificate from college or technical school; or up to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    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 preferred. Must have basic MS Excel skills.

    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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