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Purchasing Assistant

Spahn & Rose Lumber Co, Dubuque, IA

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Established in 1904, Spahn & Rose has 23 retail lumber and building material stores in Iowa, Illinois & Wisconsin.  We currently have an opening for a Purchasing Assistant at our corporate office in Dubuque.  This position maintains master cost files, items files, and the log of vendor program details relating to rebates and marketing commitments.  



  • Performs weekly update of commodity products replacement cost.
  • Updates non-commodity product price changes to be complete ahead of effective date.
  • Updates all product costing to reflect current replacement price.
  • Processes all vendor rebates and ensure accurate credits applied to yards supporting the program.
  • Tracks all rebates to ensure prompt payment of credits due from vendors.
  • Maintains spreadsheet of rebate dollars received as compared to projections.
  • Gathers all purchase reports from distributors tied to indirect rebate agreements from manufacturers and submit for payment as directed by the program agreement.
  • Establishes, develops, maintains and updates filing system for the department. Retrieves information from files when needed.  Establishes, develops, maintains and updates library of vendor information.
  • Works independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects. Acts as project manager for special projects which may include: planning and coordinating multiple presentations, disseminating information, coordinating vendor correspondence.



  • Previous experience as an administrative assistant in a fast paced environment.
  • Experience in purchasing or a retail environment is a plus.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, problem solve and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and follow up skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Proficient PC skills using MS Word, Excel, Outlook.
  • Maintain positive relationships with internal/external customers and staff.


At Spahn & Rose we pride ourselves in providing our customers with excellent service and a superior quality product mix, while encouraging our associates to have rewarding careers with potential for advancement. We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and 401K and profit sharing plans. 

If you are interested in being part of a growing and dynamic organization doing business for over 114 years, we encourage you to apply and submit your resume today!

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ID 551547
Dubuque, IA
Positions 1
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Clerical/Office Administration
First Shift
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
Life Insurance
Retirement Plan
Paid Vacation
Paid Sick Leave
Paid Holidays

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