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Position Openings for Traders/Buyers in Forest Products - Lumbermen's Merchandising Corporation

The Trader/Buyer positions the LMC dealers to be the most competitive, service oriented and successful lumber dealer in their market place.

Lumbermen’s Merchandising Corporation (LMC) has current openings for Traders / Buyers in the Forest Products Division of the Company.  The corporate office is located in Wayne, PA. 
The website is: LMC.net   Below is a description of the position. 

The Trader is assigned with the continual development of market understanding, and relationship building with both member dealers and vendors.
If interested please contact: Amy Bilovsky

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides current and complete information regarding prevailing market conditions, trends, prices and all other product related information to member dealers
  • Provides quotations to member dealers and purchases product at the best available prices in the marketplace, balancing the transactional and delivery timeframes required by the member dealer.
  • Acts as the main liaison on orders and coordinates all vendor contact, including quotation, purchase, shipment and claim mediation.
  • Uses judgment to determine when to negotiate a sale, based on market conditions.
  • Resolves while striving to reach a fair and equitable resolution for all parties involved, keeping Manager and appropriate accounting staff appraised of sensitive problems.
  • Requests rate quotes and coordinates delivery requirements with LMC Logistics Analysts.
  • Maintains regular contact with vendors and dealers and occasionally visits their sites.
  • Participates in the development, execution, and administration of speculative purchases, committed buys, contracts, consignments and other programs.
  • Prepares market analysis and/or other reports as required.\
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation for all quotations, orders, claims and any other significant dealer or vendor interaction.
  • Pursue new product developments and inform member dealers accordingly.
  • Keeps member dealers informed about current marketing promotions available to the retailer, builder or Stockholder sales personnel.
  • Provide the member dealer the highest level of support and customer service in a timely manner.
  • May serve as subject matter experts, in their area of expertise, providing advice to Stockholders.
  • Performs other duties as required and/or assigned.

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Previous purchasing or sales experience is preferred.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office products including Word and Excel.