Purchasing Agent - $25.00 -Hourly

Date:  Mar 24, 2023

Denver, CO, US, 80223

Company:  Sonepar
Quality Electrical Distribution (QED) is a regional electrical distributor serving residential and commercial contractors, industrial facilities, and OEM businesses. We're one of the nation's top 50 wholesalers of electrical supplies, operating more than 12 branches in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and employing more than 340 associates.  Just as in our first year, we have an unwavering dedication to quality - from the products we supply to the excellent design skills and deep product knowledge of our staff.
At QED, we embrace what makes us unique. As a company with local roots and global reach, we excel at the diversity of our Associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success. What keeps us at the forefront of progress? OUR PEOPLE. No matter where they work or who they are, we trust their individual skills and qualities and give them everything they need to reach their full potential.


Job Summary

A Purchasing Agent oversees the entire product line life cycle from strategic planning to tactical activities such as PO placement, return goods submittals, product promotion, sales team awareness and Eclipse settings.  A Purchasing Coordinator works closely with our logistics, marketing, sales, pricing, and accounts payable teams to optimize business value, achieve company goals, and maximize return on investment for the product lines managed. 



Key Responsibilities

  • Set the direction of product efforts to ensure highest quality products are purchased at best possible price, in the correct amount, at the appropriate time. 
  • Acquire quality products, at lowest possible cost, minimize cash tied up in inventory, and maintain the flow of goods to strengthen our competitive position and accomplish financial goals. 
  • Use selling skills, account management and customer relations techniques to proactively grow market share and ensure QED as the top distributor in the market. 
  • Appropriately manage inventory through proper purchasing, shipping, receiving, tracking, warehousing and storage, turnover, and re-ordering of product. 
  • Pursue financial goals by seeing and seizing opportunity, making profitable business decisions, and controlling operational costs.  
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum work experience requirements:

  • Strong leadership, management, and communication skills. 
  • Eclipse ERP experience preferred 
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with Eclipse preferred. 
  •  Experience with Purchasing preferred


Starting Wage:  $25.00 -Hourly

Associate Benefits:

  • Benefit eligibility after 30 days of employment including several company paid benefits
  • 401(k) eligibility with competitive company match
  • Access to wellness rewards, discount plans, paid parental leave and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services
  • Vacation, Holidays, Personal/Sick Days, Jury Duty, Bereavement Days
  • Promotional opportunity
  • Work in a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate associates with diverse backgrounds and experiences

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 
Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.   #LI-JW1
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Learn more about QED HERE!


Nearest Major Market: Denver