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Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. Buyer Associate in Bolingbrook, Illinois

Job Description:

In this position, the right candidate will support the Supply Chain as well as Vendor relationships. This individual will collaborate frequently with the Category Manager for their business to track shipments and manage inventory for fulfillment. The candidate will also collaborate with the PED Warehouse, IT team and Sales teams to facilitate continuous process improvement within PED’s Supply Chain.

The essential duties include:

  • Work with assigned partner vendors to improve reliability, lead time, data exchange, and inventory management.

  • Assist in solving vendor related problems

  • Enter data into databases or other computerized systems to maintain up-to-date supplier and vendor information; to track the status or orders and deliveries

  • Develop and recommend specific courses of action based on analysis of special requests for management or internally generated opportunities.

  • Develop the supply chain with partnered vendors to achieve target business results that create and maintain a competitive advantage for the Company.

  • Assist in design, development, and implementation of data gathering and analysis tools, processes, Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and documentation.

  • Recommend procedural changes to improve efficiency of Supply Chain operations.

  • Oversee a significant Supply Chain process or function and manage all aspects of executing said process or function.


  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, etc.).

  • Ability to effectively utilize FEI's inventory and logistics system (Trilogie)

  • Ability to create and maintain business SOPs

  • Basic understanding of warehouse fulfillment processes

  • Logistics knowledge preferred

  • Data Analytic experience a plus


The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Founded in 2002, Power Equipment Direct is a rapidly growing e-commerce retailer headquartered in Bolingbrook, IL. Our Internet Retailer Top 500 ranked specialty superstores (ranked the 201st largest in the US for 2016) allow customers to quickly find and buy the perfect power equipment, as well as heating and cooling products.

Power Equipment Direct has a unique culture and a tradition of supporting civic, cultural, educational and environmental activities. The company is committed to the highest standards of ethics, from helping customers select green product solutions to providing a safe and secure workplace environment. Power Equipment Direct is committed to growth - of their business, their people, and their support of the communities in which they do business.

Power Equipment Direct is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferguson Enterprises, a multi-billion dollar wholesaler of construction related products with over 18,000 associates and a distribution network spanning over 1,300 locations throughout the US, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.