The HRM Enterprises, Inc. family of companies is made up of the country’s largest independent hardware store, a TripAdvisor top rated restaurant, the always exciting Marketplace, and a campus that has become a destination for guests from near and far. Our local, family owned company is a leader in the markets we serve and is full of people who work each day to go beyond our guests’ expectations. We are committed to being a great place to work and encourage our team members to excel and grow professionally.

POSITION SUMMARY The Associate Building Materials buyer is responsible for managing a group or category of products in the Building Materials Division. This includes but not limited to replenishment buying, developing category programs, overall pricing strategy, product sourcing, product range management, relationships with vendors and working with sales and staff to deliver the best program possible to meet our customers wants and needs within those category groups. The associate buyer will also work closely with our Mill on quoting jobs and overseeing orders to ensure inventory and pricing is properly accounted for. Other responsibilities include assisting in inventory control, special order review and assisting in events.

Responsibilities Manage stock items of assigned categories · Maintain an adequate supply of all stock items in category · Locate hard to find items for guests and team members · Work towards KPI goals for assigned categories · Reduce X items, overstock and discontinued items. · Work with Division leader on winter buys, new items and programs. · Maintain overall pricing strategy for categories across all locations

Mill · Work with mill leader on quoting mill jobs · Input and maintain custom skus and door hanging B.O.M. skus · Oversee door/mill master schedule · Maintain door hanging and mill related price lists and sales tools

Computer Integrity · Maintain and update pricing in computer for assigned categories · Be aware of low margin items in the computer and the reasons for them · Work with division leader on desired margin for each category · Responsible for vendor maintenance of assigned categories. (MVR notes, vendor contact, minimums, etc.) · Maintain sequence numbers for category to assist sales team members

Increase Sales · Assist in events (Contractors night, breakfasts, training, etc.) · Maintain Big 10 Book and other sales aides

Inventory · Responsible for Bargain Basement items · Getting non committed zz skus to bargain basement and pricing · Maintaining the bargain basement procedure for building materials · Special order review · Reviewing old special orders · Working with team members on selling inventory of old dot orders · Assist in sending product back to vendors for credit

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Reasonable Accommodations Statement To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily.

Essential Functions Statement(s) Customer Service Excellence · Offers a friendly greeting, smiles and makes eye contact when working with guests. · Show enthusiasm when working with the customers · Thank guests for shopping with Hartville Hardware

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS Basic Requirements Personal Knowledge · Must understand and be able to demonstrate high level ‘retail based’ inventory control standards and practices. · Capable of thinking critically and analytically · Willing and able to work cooperatively with management and coworkers · Willing and able to learn and adapt from mistakes · Able to meet deadlines Excel and Data · Proficient at data entry · Must enjoy working with numbers · Must be mid to high-level proficient with Microsoft Excel while being familiar enough to concatenate, run lookup functions and create pivot tables

SKILLS & ABILITIES Education: Business degree Experience: 2+ years of inventory control experience Computer Skills: Able to design, create and maintain spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel Other Requirements: · Be able to work a flexible schedule · Must have an ability to work well in groups · Professional goal oriented team player LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to in English read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to guests and other team members of the organization. Ability to use paging system within premises. MAINTAINS SAFETY, SECURITY AND INTEGRITY Follows all safety policies and procedures · Act as a spotter when necessary · Take action if other team members are acting in an unsafe manner. Follows all other policies and procedures · Take action to reduce shrink · Treats all team members and guests with respect while keeping to our company’s goals, mission and philosophy

PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS · Bending, stooping, reaching, twisting, lifting, pushing, pulling and moving items o Requires the ability to move around the store and maneuver merchandise when necessary. o Requires the ability to lift and reposition heavy products weighing as much as 80 lbs.

· Responding to overhead intercom announcements or radio communication o Requires ability to respond to guest calls, personal pages and general information announcements. · Moving and Standing o Requires moving around the store to assist guests

· Identifying and reading reports, tickets and UPC labels o Requires recognizing, identifying and using merchandise and necessary reports.

At Hartville Hardware and Lumber, we serve others as we would want to be served. If you want to join our team that works each day to go beyond our guests’ expectations, please apply for this great opportunity.