Sales & Purchasing Manager – 835408

Job #: 835408
Salary: $17-20/hr
Industry: Recreation
Type:Direct Hire
Location: Madison, WI
Category: Professional/Technical Positions
Sales Positions

Description / Qualifications

Our Madison family-owned client currently has an opening for our Sales and Purchasing Management position. Great for those who prefer the air conditioned indoors! Experience with pool parts and working knowledge of pools is helpful. The role of S&P Manager will be responsible for a number of tasks, including, but not limited to, the purchasing of products from distributors, maintaining inventory, and customer service. Applicants should be able to lift at least 50 pounds, be in good physical shape, work well with coworkers, and have a positive demeanor when speaking with customers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Purchasing products and services from distributors to sell in store, provide pool builder team with materials, and parts and chemicals for service teams at best price
  • Meeting with, and improving relations with vendors
  • Taking the lead in creating profitable ways to manage obsolete and slow-moving stock to help offset losses
  • Evaluating and comparing suppliers, reviewing products for quality, and ordering products in a timely manner
  • Entering order details (e.g. vendors, quantities, prices) into internal databases
  • Maintaining updated records of purchased products, delivery information and invoices
  • Attending trade shows and exhibitions to stay up-to-date with industry trends
  • Tracking inventory for the company
  • Creating invoices, estimates, and contracts for services rendered
  • Unloading deliveries
  • Contacting customers by phone and/or email
  • Sharing responsibility for opening and closing the store
  • Testing water as needed
  • Checking out customers at the register


  • Must have a pleasant demeanor and be a “people person” as customer service skills is mandatory for this position.
  • Must be able to run, or have the ability to learn to run, a bobcat and forklift.
  • Must be able to lift and carry objects at least 50lbs.
  • 2-3 years purchasing experience preferred