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Corporate Buyer

Location: Covington
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Corporate Buyer
POOLCORP is the leading business-to-business distributor of swimming pool and landscape supplies, equipment, and related outdoor living products. Through our subsidiaries, SCP Distributors LLC, Superior Pool Products LLC, and Horizon Distributors Inc., we operate in more than 390 wholesale Sales Centers worldwide with nearly 5,000 employees serving the needs of customers by offering a wide array of products and value-added support.

Our Covington, LA headquarters provides exceptional support (i.e., IT, HR, Finance, Marketing, Legal, Purchasing, Sourcing, etc.) to each of our Sales Centers. Our extraordinary company culture encompasses a high work ethic, an entrepreneurial spirit, and a community presence all within a family-oriented work atmosphere. At POOLCORP, we strive to employ only the very best.

Because it s a place where you can make an impact and grow! At POOLCORP you ll find a wealth of opportunities that support your individual and long-term career goals. Our stable work environment is further enhanced by our generous compensation and benefits package. Publicly traded since 1995, POOLCORP is a global organization with a long history of continuous success - clearly making it an industry leader in so many ways!

Job Summary:

The Corporate Buyer is responsible for proper acquisition of various products. Knowledge of water treatment chemicals, commercial pools, and/or construction materials is preferable.


  • Researches current volume of purchases by category. Categories include but are not limited to: Office Supply, Warehouse Supply, Utility, Cleaning Service, Logistic & Fleet, etc.
  • Identifies opportunities to consolidate purchases and vendors.
  • Writes up requests for proposals.
  • Analyzes, summarizes, and evaluates supplier s offers.
  • Performs price vs. feature analysis of various items.
  • Acts as a liaison between suppliers and the sales locations with product information, quality and/or specification issues.
  • Insures the proper implementation of procedures and adherence to program.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    • One to five years of purchasing desirable.
    • College Degree Business Administration, Industrial Engineering preferred.
    • Strong computer skills including proficiency with MS Office programs
    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
    • ISM Certification and/or courses desirable.
      Benefits Include:
      • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision care
      • Company-paid life, accidental death and dismemberment, and long-term disability insurance
      • Prescription drug coverage
      • Flexible Spending Accounts that provide tax-efficient savings for medical and childcare expenses
      • A Health Savings Account with a company contribution that can be used for eligible medical expenses
      • A full range of mental health benefits
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Voluntary benefits such as whole life insurance, accident insurance, critical illness insurance, short-term disability, automobile, homeowners, and pet insurance
      • 401(k) Plan with company match
      • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 15% discount
      • Paid Time Off, including 8 paid holidays
      • Education Reimbursement
      • Salary continuation in the event of illness
      • Identity Theft coverage
      • Relocation benefits
      • Health and Wellness Program
        POOLCORP is a drug-free company and an EOE M/F/V/D.

Keywords: POOLCORP, New Orleans , Corporate Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Covington, Louisiana

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