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5+ years of experience
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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
4/15/2019
Job Category:
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry
Nursery Purchasing Agent
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John Deere Landscapes | Lewisville, TX
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Job Description

The Company

Formerly known as John Deere Landscapes, SiteOne Landscape Supply is the largest and only national wholesale distributor of landscaping products in the United States and Canada. We have a long history of serving residential and commercial landscape professionals who specialize in the design, installation and maintenance of lawns, gardens, golf courses and other outdoor spaces.

Through our network of over 500 stores across 45 states and five provinces, we offer a comprehensive selection of more than 90,000 products including irrigation supplies, fertilizer and control products, nursery goods, hardscapes, landscape lighting, drainage and erosion control products, tools, and other landscaping accessories and supplies. With a world-class team of over 2,700 industry experts, we also provide industry- leading complementary services and business assistance to support our product offering and to help our customers operate and grow their businesses; all tailored to meet each customer's specific needs.

Watch Our Brand Anthem Video: https://www.siteone.com/home/brandanthem.aspx

At SiteOne, we are committed to five key business objectives:

1. Be a great place to work for our associates.

2. Deliver superior quality, service and value to our customers.

3. Be the distributor of choice for our suppliers.

4. Achieve industry-leading financial performance and growth for our shareholders.

5. Be a good neighbor in our communities.

By leveraging the strength and capabilities of a large company with the passion, drive, experience and commitment of our talented local teams - we can consistently achieve these objectives and make our customers the most successful professionals in the Green Industry. We know our customer's business better than anyone in our industry and together with our customers and suppliers, we can achieve exceptional success.

The Role - Nursery Purchasing Agent

The Location - Lewisville, TX

PURPOSE:

The agent will provide a critical service to 6-8 branches representing $9-15 million in purchases by ensuring product is available at the branches at the right time, in the right quantities and at the most economical landed cost.

OUR VALUES:

* Talent Focused: We recruit, develop, mentor and retain the best
* Customer Obsessed: We are relentless in making our customers successful
* Fast Moving: We hustle and make it happen…safely
* Team Players: We respect and support each other and put team first
* Solution Oriented: We get the facts and solve problems; find win-wins
* Agents Of Change: We are always looking for the better way
* Professional: We do everything with quality and integrity
* Competitive: We have fun… serving our customers and winning!



IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL:

* Supports the initial stocking and replenishment of market needs.
* Communicates daily with branches regarding purchasing of product and other special needs.
* Ensures center inventory objectives are met and help maintain an in stock position with key product lines.
* Communicates with vendors regarding product availability and purchase orders.
* Assists branch manager with special projects, including but not limited to early orders, product promotions and vendor negotiations.
* Manages logistics for nursery locations by ensuring timely, economical, and freight-efficient deliveries from vendors.
* Sources and secures products that are part of the local buy.
* Supports Market Pricing Function.
* Supports other key functions of site operations as necessary.



SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:

* Understanding of purchasing and inventory management philosophies.
* Must possess strong analytical skills and excellent customer service skills.
* Strong computer Skills including Excel, Word, and Outlook.
* Excellent oral and written communication Skills.
* Assertive hands on approach with the ability to communicate and problem solve with vendors and internal clients.



EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

* College Degree or equivalent experience in the industry.
* 5 years of horticulture experience
* Experience in or strong working knowledge of nursery products.



BENEFITS:

* 401k with company match
* Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
* Company-paid Life Insurance
* Optional Life Insurance
* Company-paid Short Term Disability Insurance
* Company-paid Long Term Disability Insurance
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Paid Time Off
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Paid Holidays
* Product Discounts
* Competitive Compensation
* Opportunities for advancement



THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL RESPONSIBILITIES, DUTIES AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED OF INDIVIDUALS PERFORMING THE JOB. THE QUALIFICATIONS DETAILED IN THIS JOB DESCRIPTION ARE NOT CONSIDERED THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS NECESSARY TO PERFORM THE JOB, BUT RATHER AS GUIDELINES. THEY MAY VARY FROM POSITION TO POSITION.