Buyer – Software and Hardware Technology (Purchaser, Sourcing Specialist, Procurement)

Premier Wireless Business Technology Solutions
Published
August 2, 2022
Location
Sugar Land, TX
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Job Description

Premier Wireless, an industry leader in mobile technology, is seeking an Inventory & Procurement Specialist

Alternative Titles: Inventory & Purchasing, Purchaser, Sourcing Specialist, Procurement, and similar roles

Compensation and Hours of the Inventory & Procurement Specialist:

  • Salary: $70,000 to $80,000 with full benefits (flexible based on experience)
  • Work Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM CST 
  • Hybrid In-Office/Remote at 9555 W. Sam Houston Parkway S. Suite 550

Premier Wireless Business Technology Solutions offers excellent benefits, including:

  • Great Culture: "people-first" work-hard-play-hard environment passionate about technology
  • Full Benefits: options including medical, dental, vision, PTO, sick time, and 401(k)
  • Opportunity for growth and promotion
  • Phone discount plans with Sprint/T-Mobile and much more

Buyer Job Summary:

We are seeking an experienced technology Buyer (in-house Technology Purchasing Specialist) to handle our company's sourcing and inventory activities. The Buyer's responsibilities include developing purchasing strategies, maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, coordinating with internal teams regarding their supply needs, and overseeing the inventory team in their daily activities.

To be a successful Buyer you should be able to manage and optimize purchasing activities and processes along with implementing and managing strong inventory control processes. An outstanding Buyer should have excellent leadership abilities, be able to negotiate the best possible deals with suppliers and have experience purchasing technology products and services from multiple distributors.

Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Developing and implementing purchasing strategies
  • Managing daily technology purchasing activities on behalf of our clients
  • Managing supplier relations and negotiating contracts, prices, timelines, etc. Works primarily with purchasing from distributors (not manufacturing direct).
  • Maintaining the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation
  • Implement and manage inventory control processes to determine and manage inventory needs
  • Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications
  • Working to improve purchasing systems and processes
  • Training new employees in the inventory management purchasing process
  • Managing vendor relationships (vendor management)

Buyer Requirements:

  • Experience in buying/purchasing from distributors for technology hardware/software products (i.e. laptops, phones, smart devices, etc.)
  • Deep knowledge of inventory and supply chain management
  • Must have experience purchasing from distributors (not direct manufacturing only)
  • Must know the deal registration process
  • High school diploma required
  • B.S. degree in Marketing, Sales, or relevant field preferred but not required
  • Supervisory and management experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Word and Excel) and purchasing software
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong critical thinking and negotiation skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently

About Premier Wireless:

For nearly 30 years, Premier Wireless has been a trusted technology advisor, providing innovative solutions and white-glove support for education, healthcare, government, hospitality, enterprise and SMB companies across the country. With over 1 million devices sold today, Premier Wireless is a strategic partner in addressing the digital divide, improving communication, embracing technology and enhancing safety. Premier’s most recent developments include SmartTemp, Smart Hotspot, RhinoWare Smart Door Barricade, and ConnectEd Bus—innovative solutions that illustrate our commitment to harnessing available technologies to solve today’s challenges. 

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