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DDI, Inc, Dubuque, IA

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Flooring Manufacturer seeking a Lumber Buyer/Purchasing Agent

Prime Supply Flooring, an off-shore manufacturer of a wide variety of solid and engineered wood flooring is looking for a Lumber Buyer to join our Dubuque, Iowa based sales and procurement team.   The successful candidate will be responsible for procuring lumber by developing relationships with mills and negotiating competitive purchases for export to our finishing facilities in Asia.  Additional key duties include sales and marketing support for the Prime Supply business. 


Job Functions

  • Actively seek out, build and maintain supplier relationships with quality mills in the Midwest and East
  • Negotiate pricing
  • Write purchase orders and supplier contracts
  • Manage customer/factory claims
  • Assist with flooring sales in Midwest as needed
  • Freight/Trucking scheduling



  • 3-5 years’ experience as a buyer/purchaser
  • Background in lumber buying a big plus but not a must
  • Experience in supply chain management helpful (willing to train right supply chain management candidate in lumber buying)
  • Strong interpersonal skills – oral and written
  • Capable of working independently
  • Some travel – 5-10 days per month
  • College degree preferred
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Access/Outlook/Excel, Quick Books and order entry systems



  • Competitive salary with production bonus
  • Paid Vacation
  • Health Plan
  • IRA with match


DDI, Inc. is the parent company of Prime Supply Flooring and is based in Dubuque, Iowa and Kent, Washington.  DDI is a design, development and manufacturing company that provides its wide range of customers with comprehensive solutions to their product development, production and delivery goals. 


Contact DDI, Inc., 7425 Chavenelle Road, Dubuque, Iowa 52002

ATTN:  Richard Walker

Tel: 563.690.1218

Email: rwalker@ddicorp.com


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Job Details

Req Num --
ID 535459
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
Full Time
Pay $30,000.00-$45,000.00
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Holidays

Preferred Candidates

Years of Experience 2-5 Years
Education Bachelors

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