Purchasing Associate

Moorhead, MN

D&M Industries is a 100% Employee Owned Company that provides high-quality doors, frames, hardware, millwork, and windows for commercial and residential building projects. We supply materials to hotels, motels, apartments, multi-family housing, assisted living facilities, student housing, government, and tenant improvement projects. D&M has helped open doors across the United States.

Position Overview

The purchasing associate is responsible for tracking inventory, communicating with vendors, and ordering product for prefinishing. He/she will focus on purchasing and tracking prefinished materials. Prior prefinishing knowledge and experience preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • 2-5 years of experience working with suppliers and purchasing required.
  • Knowledge of prefinishing doors, windows, and hardware preferred, but not required.
  • Construction industry experience helpful, but not required.
  • Approachable, friendly, and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage interruptions.
  • Experience using Microsoft office products including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • ERP experience preferred.
  • Both written and spoken English language proficiency required.

Essential Job Functions

  • Responsible for purchasing and managing all prefinishing materials.
  • Manage items and vendors in ERP system.
  • Manage vendor contact information, programs, and pricing.
  • Coordinate and setup new vendors and items.
  • Develop and maintain strong vendor relationships utilizing excellent communication skills.
  • Analyze demand trends and maintain adequate inventory levels to meet demand.
  • Check for accuracy on all specifications including dimensions, pricing, ship dates, etc.
  • Maintain effective work relationships with other departments, suppliers, and vendors.

Benefits 

  • Health/Vision/Dental
  • 401K + Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Vacation/Sick Days
  • Short Term/Long Term Disability
  • Aflac Plans
  • 7 Paid Holidays

D&M Industries is an equal opportunity employer.