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Buyer – Housewares in Harrisburg, PA at D&H Distributing Co.

Date Posted: 6/22/2018

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Buyer – Housewares

Join a 100-year-old tech “start up.”  D&H Distributing is a leading technology company selling solutions to the most important problems facing businesses and government agencies today.  We’ve been around since 1918, but really our history is a string of successful “start-ups” as technology has dramatically changed over the years.  In the 20’s we brought radios to the public.  In the 50’s it was TV.  In the 80’s we started selling computers. Now, we’ve re-organized a special team to bring the most in-demand internet products and services to small and medium businesses and the public sector, for cloud computing, network security, digital learning, and mobile workforces.


  • Purchase all incoming merchandise
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels in all warehouse locations
  • Maintain stable supply, take necessary actions to prevent stock out or expedite deliveries. This includes to anticipate demand and working with sales
  • Place, reschedule or cancel orders
  • Issue stocking and special purchase orders as required and ensure correctness on orders for all branches
  • Negotiate better pricing, freight terms and return material terms
  • Manage supplier price, delivery and quality expectations and escalate when appropriate
  • Oversee the buy-to-pay process that also includes assisting accounts payable in troubleshooting payment of invoices. Enforce suppliers’ compliance with invoicing policies and payment terms
  • Analyze sales results on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis
  • Interact with suppliers with regard to assortment selection and promotion activities
  • Help to manage the inventory by doing stock balances, transfers, ordering, etc
  • Interact with inside and outside sales by answering questions/ problems via phone and/or e-mail.
  • Interact with vendors via phone or e-mail
  • Interact with the warehouses and vendors about shipping problems, overages, etc.
  • Interact with marketing to produce monthly flyers by giving product feedback, promos, pricing, etc.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent in experience required in purchasing of finished goods
  • The ideal candidate will have 3+ years experience in asset management of housewares or small appliances.
  • Knowledge of the retail landscape is vital.
  • Strong background in procurement, marketing, or sales
  • Problem solving ability, negotiating skills and strong business acumen are a must.
  • Proven people management experience leading a team and coaching and developing others
  • A change agent who possesses a creative thought process to tackle old and emerging issues with a fresh, new approach
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Web based applications

Become a Co-Owner in a business technology company.  D&H is an employee-owned company where everyone gets a fraction of the action.  What kind of company lasts a century?  One with vision, solid financials, and a commitment by co-owners to keep our customers at the center of our business. In addition to our competitive health and welfare benefits, our co-owners enjoy tuition reimbursement, gym reimbursement, and a discount co-owner purchase program. D&H has received many recognition awards including #1 in Central Penn Business Journal’s Top 100 Private Companies (2011-2016), #118 in Forbes Top 200 America’s Largest Private Companies and Microsoft OEM Distributor of the Year (2008, 2010, 2011, 2015). 

D&H Distributing is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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