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Buyer, Video Gaming in Harrisburg, PA at D&H Distributing Co.

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

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Job Description

Buyer, Video Gaming

Join a 100 Year old and growing electronics and technology company based in Harrisburg, PA that offers an employee stock ownership plan, competitive pay, an excellent benefits package and paid time off to volunteer in the community.

  • We are empowered by our employee co-owners who provide the industry’s best service and we promote a collaborative culture. 
  • We feel strongly about giving back to the community and promoting sustainable, eco-friendly business practices.
  • We offer an Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Paid Time Off, Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision benefits as well as Gym Reimbursement and Tuition Assistance.
  • As a D&H Co-Owner you receive numerous discounts on services.

We are looking for a Buyer, Video Gaming to support our Buying Team.


  • Purchase all incoming merchandise for a defined list of vendors.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory levels in all warehouse locations.
  • Maintain stable supply, take necessary actions to prevent stock out or expedite deliveries. This includes anticipating 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 payables process which 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.
  • Manage assets by achieving and maintaining inventory metrics, securing stock balances as needed, and working with vendors for funding to relieve inventory issues.
  • 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.
  • Delegate appropriate activities to assistant buyer.
  • Interact with inside and outside sales by answering questions/problems via phone and/or e-mail.
  • Prioritize and multi-task in all aspects of your day.


Job Requirements


  • Working knowledge of the video game industry and the seasonal and time sensitive nature of video game products.
  • An understanding of distribution and the variety of channels and markets which distribution serves.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent in experience required in purchasing of finished goods.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant asset management experience, preferably with significant exposure to the video game and consumer electronic industries.
  • Strong background in procurement, marketing, or sales.
  • Strong analytical/data interpretation, problem solving, strategic influencing, and cross-functional leadership.
  • Strategic approach to solving business issues or uncovering opportunities.
  • Evaluates business situations and proposes well thought-out solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, proven ability to effectively and credibly manage relationship with technical and non-technical personnel at multiple organization levels.
  • Team-orientation with proven track record of working in highly cross-functional and complex environments.
  • Ability to drive innovation, initiate continuous improvement and be a recognized change champion.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Web based applications.
  • Ability to interact professionally with external and internal customers.
  • Ability to make effective decisions and communicate effectively.
  • Must be able to prioritize and organize information.
  • Strong attention to detail.

Why Should You Apply?

  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • Great benefits
  • Competitive industry pay
  • Excellent Work/Life Balance



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