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Supply Plannerat CDW Careers

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Focus Area: 
Product & Brand Management
Date Posted 
Feb 09, 2022
Chicago, Illinois
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The Purchasing Specialist is responsible for negotiating, purchasing and maintaining inventory for specific product lines up to $10 million dollars a day. The Purchasing Specialist is required to drive revenue and margin for their product lines in collaboration with their product marketing brand managers.



Key Areas of Responsibility

  • Analysis of sales and seasonal trends to effectively manage inventory in multiple distribution centers.
  • Successfully negotiate and purchase inventory for individual Sapphire, Gold and Diamond manufacturing lines.
  • Negotiate Cooperative Advertising with vendors in conjunction with the Marketing Department.
  • Proactively identify alternative brand suppliers and manufacturers.
  • Successfully negotiate additional allocation of product.
  • Accurately set cost to ensure CDW is competitive and products will sell in a timely matter.
  • Successfully manage inventory for specifically assigned product lines.
  • Ensure suppliers meet the requirements listed in the service level agreement set by CDW including fill rate, backorder management, lead time, and ETA accuracy.
  • Effectively manage the relationships with partners and facilitate communication with internal stakeholders.
  • Some travel required.

Education and/or Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Information Technology or a Supply Chain related field AND 1 year of relevant experience, OR 
  • 3 years of Supply Chain Management, Procurement, or Pricing experience. 

Required Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate at all levels including Senior Leadership.
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly compute basic math functions.
  • Track record of working independently with little direction.


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CDW is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of known hazards and to ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of coworkers and candidates for employment and their families, as well as the community.


CDW requires all coworkers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the only exceptions being a documented, legally required medical or religious accommodation.  Prior to starting with CDW, successful candidates will be required to: (i) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide CDW with proof of full vaccination; or (ii) apply for and receive a medical or religious-based accommodation to be exempt from the mandatory vaccination policy.

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