Job Description

Purchase merchandise to be sold and distributed in an electronic wholesale distribution environment, focusing on price terms, product availability, and new trends.


Meet vendors as needed with the Merchandise Manager to determine product selection, pricing and terms.

Review inventory daily.

Issue purchase orders as needed to maintain 10 turns annually.

Follow up on purchase orders.

Expedite orders.

Verify shortages, back orders & mis-ships.

Initiate product research for any customer requests and special orders.

Purchase and expedite drop-ships from vendors to customers.

Maintain operating system for current inventory costs, special pricing and vendor information.

Set up new vendors and products in operating system.

Perform physical inventory; assist in count, research discrepancies, and enter all necessary adjustments if requested.

Research any shortages/overages and negative on-hand quantities.

Review and maintain satisfactory profit margins on cost vs. sell prices.

Review new vendor price lists for new products and price updates.

Check back order report for products available to ship.

Maintain vendor file/literature.

Execute monthly reports for review/reference.

Backorder report.

Strong involvement in the development of our Catalog.

Good communication with marketing department, updating products and upgrades.

  • Remains familiar and compliant with all company policies and procedures in the performance of job duties and regarding individual activities and behaviors.

  • Maintains acceptable attendance in accordance with company policies and departmental standards.

  • Conducts self in a professional, courteous, respectful and friendly manner at all times when interacting with coworkers, clients or vendors.

Other duties assigned as needed.



  • Bachelor's degree in Merchandising, Marketing or related field, preferred.

  • High School Diploma or GED required.


  • 2-3 years purchasing/buying experience.



  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent negotiation skills.

  • Superb attention to detail.

  • Ability to set goals and self-motivate.

  • Follow-up and follow-through capabilities.

  • Proficiency with MS Office with strong Excel and data entry skills.

    Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolong sitting, some bending and stooping. Ability to lift items 0 to 25 lbs. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate a computer keyboard and calculator. Requires normal range of hearing and vision.

Company Description
Representing more than 500 leading brands, Petra is the industry accessory authority. We connect tens of thousands of top name-brand products with tens of thousands of retail partners. Petra knows that retailers rely on accessories to increase margin. Accessories for mobile devices, the fastest growing segment of CE products ever; connected home accessories; automotive accessories; audio/video accessories; appliance connection accessories all of the most sought-after add-ons for every category of consumer electronics are stocked at Petras massive distribution center. The company was founded in 1985 with a focus on and passion for accessories.

Today, Petra is so much more:
serving every segment of retail with the hottest products.

Associated topics:
display, inventory, merchandise, purchase, raw material, ship, shipment, store, supplier, supply chain

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