• Full Time
  • Madison, WI
  • Salary: Based on experience, contact us for details
Job ID: 139701


Are you a Direct Hire / Hybrid – Purchasing Coordinator who lives in or near Madison, WI? Are you a Direct Hire / Hybrid – Purchasing Coordinator who is looking for a Direct Hire opportunity with a company that offers great benefits?

Our client empowers small-scale global artisans and farmers through long-term trading partnerships.


As a Purchasing Coordinator, you will be assisting in monitoring inventory levels, preparing sales from over 25 different countries and stock status reports.

  • Assist with forecasting product sales based on historical and anticipated customer demand
  • Initiate purchase orders for domestic, select international vendors and ensure sufficient quantities are in stock
  • Work with Producers to optimize delivery forecasts, logistics and shipping
  • Assist in communicating with the third party logistics management company
  • Assist in managing domestic and international payment schedule for vendors and communicate with Accounts Payable on payment requirements
  • Work with the Warehouse to ensure receiving paperwork is in order
  • Help identify and reduce obsolete inventory, and work with Merchandising and Sales teams to identify new mark-downs
  • Manage sample inventory, including organization of incoming, existing, obsolete samples and related inventory valuation
  • Assist in generating vendor sales and performance scorecards
  • Help evaluate buying practices, including shipping expenses, duties and customs clearance costs
  • Make suggestions on how to improve quality, savings and efficiency
  • Communicate with Producer partners and respond promptly to their correspondence
  • Oversee purchasing of office supplies
  • Assist in proof reading catalogs and other documents as required


  • 2-3 years of purchasing, supply chain management or accounting experience
  • Nonprofit experience is a huge plus
  • Certificate or degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or Purchasing/Supply Chain
  • MSWD and Excel skills
  • Any experience with an ERP is a huge plus
  • Positive, curious and passionate for learning
  • Must be very patient and have excellent customer service/people skills
  • Strong organizational skills and detail oriented while working on multiple tasks
  • Must have good follow up and keep track of multiple moving parts to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Results and solutions driven
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality


  • A company with a mission to help the poor
  • Opportunity to see handmade products from all around the world
  • Casual environment
  • One of the first fair trade companies in the world
  • Small team
  • Positive work environment
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick time
  • 401(k)


Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Length: Direct Hire

Pay for the Purchasing Coordinator position: Based on experience, contact us for details

Location: Madison, WIposition is hybrid right now will have to return to the office once they all return – must live in or near Madison, WI

Job ID: 139701

Job descriptions may not include every responsibility or qualification of the position.

Cadre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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