Buyer Assistant

  • Location
    Rockford, Illinois
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  • Job type
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Accounting Principals is searching for a Buyer Assistant to join a company in Rockford, IL. Duties include the requisite to understand company needs based on stock, inventory, projects, costing and plans, as well as the understanding of general sales and market trends according to the HVAC industry. This position is 100% onsite.



  • Analyze inventory position along with current sales trends to make accurate buying decisions.
  • Analyze and update product ordering controls to reflect changes in demand
  • Anticipate and identify trends in the HVAC industry or marketplace and develop plans to prepare for opportunities or problems.
  • Use computer reports to analyze data to reduce and eliminate all corporate surplus inventories.
  • Issue Purchase Orders and make appropriate changes to the orders to ensure timely delivery of materials.
  • Ensure that assigned HVAC components are purchased at the lowest price including freight and handling, in specified quantity and quality, and in a timely manner.
  • Initiate follow-up and expedite all Purchase Orders.
  • Work with other department personnel to schedule appropriate delivery.
  • Use current reporting tools available to assist in the disposal of obsolete inventories.
  • Meet with vendors to negotiate vendor-pricing, lead-time, return options, etc.
  • Conforms to environmental management system requirements
  • Working with Cost Accountant on pricing and JDE updates.
  • Costs / Pricing Reports
  • Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of HVAC components and products.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in written and verbal formats
  • Computer knowledge and skills related to procurement and with the ability to learn our business system.
  • Competent in Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, and macros)
  • Ability to break complex tasks or problems by breaking them down into their smallest component parts and considering each part in detail.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business or related field and/or comparable knowledge and experience.
  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in Sales, Marketing, Finance and/or Accounting.
  • Experience in a Purchasing role preferred
  • Hours:                  

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:30am – 4pm

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