PrimeSource Building Products

Purchasing Agent

3 months ago
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Location Details
Greensboro/Stokesdale, NC


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 Agent. The Purchasing Agent 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.


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

  • Negotiates with vendors for the purpose of resolving purchasing issues.
  • Monitors/Coordinates all returns.
  • Asks vendors for promotional prices and incentives.
  • Keeps abreast of changes affecting both the supply of and demand for, needed products and materials.
  • Negotiates cash discounts, volume purchasing discounts and pricing, etc.
  • Makes certain that purchasing documents are completed properly and the terms and conditions of purchase are appropriate.
  • Keeps accurate records, including price histories and any problems during business with particular vendors.
  • Crafts negotiation strategies and closes deals with optimal terms.
  • Performs cost and scenario analysis and benchmarking.
  • Monitors and forecast upcoming levels of demand.
  • Provides in-depth data analysis to support strategy development and fact-based decisions.
  • Ensures required deliveries are maintained.
  • Maintains list of suppliers and supplier’s personnel for each commodity, together with necessary
    catalog, pricing information and historical order data.
  • Conducts surveys and market studies to determine price levels, trends, business activity and
    availability of commodities.
  • Assists with supplier selection and negotiation process.
  • Assists with management of the supply base and resolve supplier related performance issues.
  • Reviews bid proposals and negotiate contracts within budgetary limitations and scope of authority.
  • Knowledgeable of internal policies and procedures to ensure organizational behavior is honest, ethical
    and professional.
  • Drives inventory reduction and the extension of payment terms.
  • Works with the DCs to understand and satisfy the needs and requirements.
  • Supports special pricing quotes for the sales groups
  • Consults catalogs and interviews suppliers to obtain prices and specifications.
  • Verifies bills from suppliers with bids and purchase orders and approves bills for payment.



Bachelor’s degree (B.A) from four-year college or university and three (3) years of experience, or an associate’s degree with five (5) years of purchasing 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.



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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