Purchasing Associate

A company in Memphis has an opening for a Purchasing Associate. This is a Direct Hire position.


  • Generate purchase orders based on reorder needs as set in inventory management system or through established guidelines

  • Periodically review reorder needs to ensure they are adequate

  • Recommend promotional, seasonal, and opportunistic buys outside the reorder needs

  • Use all resources available to ensure just in time inventory whenever possible

  • Work with warehouse and sales management team to ensure adequate stocking needs and space

  • Maintain vendor relationships ensuring best pricing and order preference is received

  • Stay current in industry and ensures locations are stocked with innovative products in demand by our customers

  • Review turns and eliminates stock before inventory trends are down

  • Minimize obsolete and clearance inventory through quick response to market trends

  • Provide analytics to management

  • Assist with annual physical inventory and periodic inventory counts

  • Be knowledgeable of company’s mission, purpose, and goals

  • Have ability to operate office equipment in a safe and effective manner – telephones, computer, printer, fax, scanner, inventory scanners, paging system, range equipment, etc.

  • Dress appropriately for position adhering to facility dress code

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Strong reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. High school diploma or equivalent

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in business is a plus

  • Experience in supply chain management preferred

  • Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

  • Self-motivated & exceptional organizational skills

  • Ability and willingness to work cooperatively with others

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products and telephone protocol

  • Ability to quickly master inventory management system

  • High degree of discretion dealing with confidential information 

Salary: $19-22/hr DOE, Benefits Offered

Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

To further explore this opportunity, please submit your resume to staff@brannonprofessionals.com.