Haines is the nation’s oldest and largest wholesale distributor of premium floor covering materials. We market the world’s leading brands along the eastern seaboard from southern New York to Miami. Join a dynamic Purchasing team and play a significant role in a growing organization in our headquarters in Glen Burnie, MD.
In this position, you will be responsible for the replenishment of specific Suppliers and will serve as the primary contact person for freight with responsibility for reducing inbound freight and inter branch transfer cost. You will train with all Procurement Managers and will be the primary back up when any Procurement Manager is out of the office.
Work with Marketing Managers to identify all Suppliers where Freight is in cost of goods sold. Request CIF and FOB pricing to determine who should actually manage the freight for both domestic and import items. Work with Customs Brokers, conduct bi-yearly RFP's to continually improve import process and minimize imports costs. Work with Marketing Managers and Suppliers and negotiate with outside carriers to put tariffs in place and to get flat rates where possible for inbound shipments. Work with the Customer Service Direct Team to increase efficiency and minimize costs relative to direct shipment freight. Possibly work with Operations to leverage inbound and outbound freight spend to get the best possible freight rates. Run Ranking Reports by Branch and by Cost Center and review inventory position. Run back order reports and review large orders with Procurement Managers, relative to how to fill the order. Maintain purchase order updates and the communication of this information.
Bachelors degree preferred or may have combination of education and experience Must be very analytical Must have intermediate to advanced Excel Skills Must have some freight, shipping background both inbound and outbound Must have a strong personality Must be able to work with all levels of the organization Must be detail oriented and have the ability to mu ltitask
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