Trader

Position Type:

Position Available: 9/18/2017

The Trader positions the LMC dealers to be the most competitive, service oriented and successful lumber dealer in their market place. This is accomplished through buying for, selling to and servicing the dealers relative to the products for which he/she is responsible. The Trader is assigned with the continual development of market understanding, and relationship building with both member dealers and vendors.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides current and complete information regarding prevailing market conditions, trends, prices and all other product related information to member dealers
  • Provides quotations to member dealers and purchases product at the best available prices in the marketplace, balancing the transactional and delivery timeframes required by the member dealer.
  • Acts as the main liaison on orders and coordinates all vendor contact, including quotation, purchase, shipment and claim mediation.
  • Uses judgment to determine when to negotiate a sale, based on market conditions.
  • Resolves claims handling for orders in which directly responsible, while striving to reach a fair and equitable resolution for all parties involved, keeping Manager and appropriate accounting staff appraised of sensitive problems.
  • Requests rate quotes and coordinates delivery requirements with LMC Logistics Analysts.
  • Maintains regular contact with vendors and dealers and occasionally visits their sites.
  • Participates in the development, execution, and administration of speculative purchases, committed buys, contracts, consignments and other programs.
  • Prepares market analysis and/or other reports as required.
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation for all quotations, orders, claims and any other significant dealer or vendor interaction.
  • Pursue new product developments and inform member dealers accordingly.
  • Keeps member dealers informed about current marketing promotions available to the retailer, builder or Stockholder sales personnel.
  • Provide the member dealer the highest level of support and customer service in a timely manner.
  • May serve as subject matter experts, in their area of expertise, providing advice to Stockholders.
  • Performs other duties as required and/or assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Previous purchasing or sales experience is preferred.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external customers.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Basic knowledge of MS Office products including Word and Excel.

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