Preference Personnel


Posted July 17, 2017Consultant: Jordan Murphy
  • Professional Position
  • Located in Fargo/Moorhead
  • Full Time Position

We are currently recruiting a Buyer for a well-established company who has been doing business in the Fargo Moorhead area for over 55 years.  Our client is looking for a quality individual who prides themselves on their buying expertise, relationship building skills and character.


  • Associate degree in business or related field or prior purchasing experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

Position Overview:

  • Assist with all aspects of the buying process
  • Evaluate pricing trends and maintain price control
  • Analyze price proposals, financial reports and other information to determine reasonable prices
  • Forecast buying trends
  • Make contact and build strong relationships with companies, vendors and suppliers
  • Evaluate and monitor contracts to be sure that vendors and supplies comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and to determine needs for change
  • Schedule purchases and monitor the logistics of product delivery
  • Meet with staff to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action
  • Maintain and review records of items bought, costs, deliveries, product performance and inventories

Characteristics of a Successful Candidate:

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written 
  • Outstanding customer service and relationship building abilities
  • Strong organization skills including the ability to work independently
  • Must be detailed oriented and have the ability to prioritize work
  • Excellent time management skills in a changing environment 
  • Ability to work and deal with many different types of personalities


  • Rewarding compensation package around $35,000-$40,000 based on experience
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Short/Long Term Disability, 401K w/ Match,  PTO

How to Apply:

Please contact Jordan Murphy by emailing your resume to

What Preference Employment Solutions Offers You:
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• Preference Employment Solutions is FREE & CONFIDENTIAL for Job Seekers
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• Direct Hire, Temp-to-Hire and Temporary opportunities to fit your needs
• Administrative, Industrial and Professional Placement specializations
• Access to the area’s top employers and hiring managers
• ACA Compliant with health insurance options for qualifying employees
• Preference Employment Solutions is an equal opportunity employer

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