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Assistant Buyer

  • Job Tracking ID: 512586-664215
  • Job Location: Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Level: Any
  • Level of Education: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: January 07, 2019
  • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

ICM Corporation ( is a steadily growing e-commerce/catalog-marketing, distribution and manufacturing company with eight divisions. We have been in business more than two decades, so our track record is well known. We're based in Milwaukee, WI with an affiliate office in Chicago, IL. What's the foundation of our steady growth? We can point to four key reasons why we consistently please our customers:

* We offer a wide range of well-designed products

* Affordable prices

* Speedy delivery

* Exceptional customer service

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Select suppliers and negotiate terms to obtain materials and production in a timely manner.
  • Purchasing of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Solicits promotions, discounts, and markdowns from suppliers.
  • Incorporate quality requirements into purchase orders to maintain high level quality standards.
  • Evaluate supplier performance and provide feedback.
  • Monitor commodity pricing for raw material purchases.
  • Identity and resolve problems with suppliers in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information.
  • Provide assistance and training of SYSPRO software.
  • Assist in external vendor audits.
  • Performing all other duties, as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  • Good communication skills, high energy and a focused, positive attitude are highly desirable.
  • Strong listening, analytical and problem solving skills, adaptability, attention to detail and a willingness to learn are also beneficial.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook (e-mail) programs
  • Knowledge of SYSPRO is a plus
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability in supporting multiple projects simultaneously and working in a fast-pace, ever changing environment

Job Benefits:


  • Full benefits package which includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, life, STD, & LTD insurance, paid vacation, and a company sponsored 401k plan
  • On-the-job training provided
  • Cross-training
  • Personal & professional growth encouraged
  • Flexible work schedule

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We market, manufacture and distribute thousands of institutional, commercial, consumer and government products through color catalogs and easy-to-use secure retail websites. ICM takes pride in our high-quality products and longstanding reputation as a low-price leader.