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Purchasing Agent in Fort Mill, SC at Compact Power Equipment, Inc., a Home Depot company

Date Posted: 2/27/2018

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Job Description

Compact Power Equipment Inc., a Home Depot Company, located in Fort Mill, SC, is a fast-growing, values driven organization comprised of Rental and Services divisions. We are a team of over 600 talented associates based across the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico

Compact Power Equipment Services Division is comprised of over 300 talented and highly trained professional technicians to deliver comprehensive management of commercial equipment including installation, repair, preventative maintenance and parts management. We are dedicated to investing in advanced technology and the continued training of Support and Field Service Professional teams with the singular goal of optimizing the efficiency, safety and productive life span of our customers’ mechanical assets. We are an industry leader with a nationwide footprint in 15 regions across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.



The Purchasing Agent assures that the business has the necessary parts supplies and materials to meet service and other business requirements through ensuring proper timeliness in the shipping and receiving of parts, supplies and materials in order to enable Compact Power to meet service and maintenance commitments to our customers.

In conjunction with management, provide timely ordering, tracking and processing of quality parts for Compact Power’s customers by providing appropriate inventory levels while reducing cost per transaction.



  • Establish rapport with vendors; and a consistent open line of communication.
  • Using Great Plains (GP), order 6-8 weeks of warehouse inventory, confirm order with vendor and track shipments.
  • Monitor shipments and lead times for parts ordered, placing Tracking info within GP.
  • Become the Subject Matter Expert on your vendors, their parts, and knowledge of what equipment said parts are purchased for.
  • Work with management to determine effective Min/Max levels, including safety stock.
  • Develop and maintain professional working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, vendors, customers and technicians.
  • Meets every other week with management to review parts
  • Monitors the performance of vendors regarding on time delivery and quality.
  • Work with Accounts Payable and Receiving to clear up any shipment discrepancies or invoice issues.
  • Monitor Tech Stock needs and adjust inventory levels accordingly
  • Helps to identify those parts that may be purchased locally by FSPs.
  • Stays up to date with changes that effect Compact Power equipment and parts.
  • Ensures that merchandise is received, shipped and recorded accurately by updating Great Plains Dynamics for any changes.
  • Communicates effectively with technicians and customers to coordinate delivery and return of parts.
  • Uses FEDEX and UPS ship manager to track purchases.


  • Assists in investigating, evaluating and resolving inventory errors.
  • Troubleshoot calls that require additional assistance.
  • Maintain item information in the system.
  • Make sure that addresses are up to date in UPS and Fed Ex.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Associate level degree or 1-2 years of purchasing experience.
  • Basic Computer knowledge (Microsoft Office)
  • Excellent 10 key ability
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics - Great Plains software preferred
  • Supply Chain Experience preferred
  • CPM certification preferred


Working conditions are normal for a warehouse office environment, and may include sitting or standing for extended time periods, repetitive movements of knees, legs, hands, arms and wrists.


We offer a full array of benefits that include health, well-being, and financial. Please visit LIVETHEORANGELIFE.COM for more details.




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