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Purchasing Coordinator

Purchasing Coordinator

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FT - Regular Full-Time
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Entry level

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The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, Med-Eng®, ABA®, Second Chance®, VIEVU®, Mustang Survival®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

Atlantic Tactical, United Uniform, and Lawmen’s make up The Safariland Group’s retail and distribution business consisting of 11 retail locations ranging from the Carolina's through New York. Based on our tremendous growth we are adding to our Retail Team and have an exciting opportunity for an experienced XXXXXXX to be based at our XXXXXX location.



Create purchase orders based on inventory and order needs on a daily basis for a set of assigned vendors. Support Director of Purchasing as well as Buyers with various tasks.



  • Create and submit drop ship orders for a smaller number of assigned vendors
  • Create and submit orders for stock based on software set inventory levels for a smaller number of assigned vendors following a regular ordering schedule
  • Create and submit orders for non-stock items for a smaller number of assigned vendors
  • Ensure proper pricing on all orders
  • Process all Blackinton product orders utilizing their web based software
  • Process all sewing supply requests from retail store sewing departments
  • Assist in preparing body armor purchase orders weekly or as requested by the Senior Buyer
  • Review order confirmations from vendors ensuring product code, pricing, and availability of product is suitable
  • Correct any minor discrepancy or notify Buyer for deep level issues
  • Notify Customer Service of any product delays for orders
  • Review any vendor invoice price discrepancies as requested by Accounting
  • Review weekly reports to identify unacknowledged purchase orders to ensure confirmations
  • Request and review open order reports from vendors to reconcile with our information
  • Serve as back-up in the event of absence for Buyers and Inventory Specialist as required
  • Make product transfer requests to all stores for stock or order fulfillment
  • Create barcodes for new products when staffing needs require
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Directly reports to Director of Purchasing 
  • Frequently coordinates with Buyers, as required



  • Ability to facilitate the flow of work for a process or procedure
  • Ability to identify problems, determine possible solutions and actively work to resolve issues
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams from Retail, Returns and Accounting
  • Strong computer skills preferred
  • Ability to accurately and completely accomplish tasks and processes
  • Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills
  • Ability to adhere to Company policies and procedures
  • Ability to adhere to Company safety policies and procedures
  • Able to present a clean, professional image
  • Able to keep work environment clean, presentable, and safe
  • Responsible for entering in daily time keeping requirements
  • Ability to pass criminal background check
  • Must have a record of stability with employment history
  • Must have an 'owners not renters' mentality


  • Two (2) years of related experience
  • Required experience includes one (1) or more years of field experience with purchase orders and outside vendors


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Two (2) year degree preferred