As a company with about 300 employees, new opportunities are always emerging. We encourage anyone interested in a rewarding position at Koopman Lumber to fill out the application as this database is the first place we look when an open position is identified.

Current Open Positions:

  • Outside Lumber Sales - Applications from experienced professionals always welcomed

HOURS:
As determined by Store Manager or Supervisor

DESCRIPTION:
Full time hourly position with benefits. Reports to VP Retail Operations but closely coordinates with Merchandise Manager

Activities will include but not necessarily be strictly limited to the following:

  • Maintain accurate data files for merchandise. This includes cost, price, and margin as well as all data fields associate with individual items.

  • Maintain proper categories and classifications for items in BisTrack to facilitate proper reporting and purchasing activities.

  • Evaluate merchandise programs by Manufacturer, Category, Location etc to optimize assortments to maximize profitability.

  • Facilitate assortment maintenance in coordination with Merchandise Manager and Merchandising staff to remove and liquidate under performing items and add new items to assortments.
  • Coordinate item data integrity closely with the industry PIM and Ecom platforms.

  • Facilitate replenishment purchasing activities. Generate purchase orders, enter confirmations, process credit requests, coordinate various programs and promotions with assigned vendors or manufacturers.

  • Utilize Asana project/task tracking platform with the rest of the Admin team to coordinate efforts.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • High proficiency with Microsoft Excel a must. Experience with Bistrack, Asana, Crystal Reports, SQL scripting or utilization of similar tools helpful.

  • Experience in the hardware industry preferred, especially in a merchandising and/or purchasing roles.

  • Maintain hours in Whitinsville office, but some percentage of remote work possible under certain conditions. Also occasional direct involvement in setting merchandise in stores.

Important characteristics:

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to stick to single task for hours at a time.
  • Ability to distinguish between efforts that require high value on every detail vs tasks that simply need to get turned around as quick as possible and apply the appropriate effort.

  • Ability to fit in a positive and supportive work environment where contributions of all team members are valued and appreciated.

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Working both indoors in controlled temperature, and occasionally outdoors in varying elements

Additional functions and duties may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.


BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for greeting and assisting customers, making them feel comfortable and ensuring that the experience they receive makes them want to return to Koopman Lumber and tell their friends about their experience. Tasks include receiving payment from customers for merchandise or service; waiting on customers, answering telephone inquiries, keeping displays and store well maintained, clean, organized and safe, placing orders and maintaining professional appearance at all times.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interacts in a positive, pleasant and prompt manner with customers in person and on the telephone

  • Accurately inputs customer transactions including quotes, purchase orders, special orders, and returns into POS

  • Assists with questions regarding merchandise, location of merchandise in store, pricing and promotions

  • Refers store credit applications and bad checks to Credit Department

  • Provides the highest level possible of service to all customers with the main objective of serving our retail customers

  • Determines customer requirements and expectations in order to recommend specific products and solutions

  • Generates new and repeat sales by providing product and technical information in a timely manner

  • Recommends items related to purchases made and/or alternate products based on cost, availability or specifications to increase customer satisfaction and improve transaction profitability

  • Increases sales and average order size by cross-selling, up-selling, add-on sales and offering promotional sale items
  • Educates customers about terminology, features and benefits of products in order to improve product-related sales and customer satisfaction

  • Remains current on consumer preferences, changes in local codes and product developments by attending sales meetings, vendor training and trade shows or reading trade journals

  • Maintains proficiency in technology as the Company brings in the necessary tools to increase job efficiency and productivity

  • Follows company policies and procedures

  • Presents a professional image at all times to customers and vendors

  • Attends and participates in all company-sponsored training programs as required, and seeks to learn about products and services available

  • Promotes team concept

  • Proper use and completion of purchase order tracking procedures and open order report

  • Tracks deliveries in DDS for customers

  • Verifies confirmations and acknowledgements from vendors for accuracy and pricing

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Special focus on building materials knowledge and familiarity with rental equipment preferred

  • Ability to operate computer equipment, do math, read orders, follow instructions

  • Ability to communicate with customers, other employees and supervisors using verbal and written skills
  • Good interpersonal, communication, customer service skills and telephone etiquette

  • Knowledge and ability to use safe lifting techniques

  • Be aware of and follow the We Believe statements and MSDT ECET objectives

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours at a time

  • Manual dexterity and the ability to reach overhead to grasp materials
  • Ability to sit, climb or balance, lift, twist, and bend, stoop or squat to floor level on a repetitive basis

  • Strength: regularly lift, carry, push or pull up to 50 pounds

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Working both indoors in controlled temperature, and occasionally outdoors in varying elements

Additional functions and duties may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Yard Manager / Store Manager

BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for greeting customers, making them feel comfortable and ensuring that the experience they receive makes them want to return to Koopman Lumber and tell their friends about their experience. Tasks include providing assistance to customers in pulling their orders, inspecting merchandise and making returns, pulling orders from stock, loading orders onto delivery trucks and unloading stock as it comes in, and maintaining work area in a clean, safe, and orderly manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greets customers when they enter the yard

  • Loads and safely handles customer orders

  • Maintains knowledge of proper identification of inventory items

  • Locates and pulls correct items by type, style and quantity as directed by supervisor to fill order completely, quickly, and accurately

  • Assists supervisor, other employees, and other work areas as needed

  • Operates forklift to load and unload trucks as directed by supervisor*

  • Assists truck drivers in loading merchandise and materials, ensuring it is safely and properly handled to prevent damage

  • Assists truck drivers in unloading of and returning of credit items and ensures items are returned to proper storage location

  • Unloads incoming freight and checks count to see if it is correct
  • Completes necessary reports, i.e., checks orders filled, checks material received and forklift inspection sheets
  • Interacts in a positive, pleasant, and prompt manner with customers in person and on the telephone

  • Provides the highest level of service possible to all customers with the main objective of serving our retail customers

  • Provides customers with information on additional items related to purchases made

  • Operates cash register, makes change, and issues receipts to customers

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the products sold, product usage, product prices, and new products on the market

  • Maintains clean and litter-free environment

  • Performs duties in a safe manner observing safe procedures while constantly alert to any unsafe working conditions

  • Attends and participates in all company-sponsored training programs as required

  • Promotes team concept

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to operate a cash register (computer) equipment

  • Ability to do math, read orders, and follow instructions

  • Ability to communicate with customers, other employees, and supervisors using verbal and written skills
  • Good interpersonal communication and customer service skills both on the telephone and in person

  • Knowledge and ability to use safe lifting techniques

  • Be aware of and follow the We Believe statements and MSDT ECET objectives

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours at a time

  • Ability to reach overhead to grasp materials
  • Ability to sit, climb and/or balance, lift, twist, and bend, stoop, or squat to floor level on a repetitive basis
  • Strength: maximum lift, carry, push, or pull up to 100 pounds, frequently lift/carry up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach with manual dexterity

  • Vision (acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation)

  • Reach overhead to grasp materials

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Working outdoors in varying elements ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold

  • Work with mechanical equipment on a daily basis

Additional functions and duties may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
*Must successfully pass company-provided forklift operator training program and maintain authorization through safe operation and following of procedures.

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Yard Manager / Store Manager

BASIC FUNCTION:
Responsible for greeting customers, making them feel comfortable and ensuring that the experience they receive makes them want to return to Koopman Lumber and tell their friends about their experience. Tasks include providing assistance to customers in pulling their orders, inspecting merchandise and making returns, pulling orders from stock, loading orders onto delivery trucks and unloading stock as it comes in, and maintaining work area in a clean, safe, and orderly manner.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greets customers when they enter the yard

  • Loads and safely handles customer orders

  • Maintains knowledge of proper identification of inventory items

  • Locates and pulls correct items by type, style and quantity as directed by supervisor to fill order completely, quickly, and accurately

  • Assists supervisor, other employees, and other work areas as needed

  • Operates forklift to load and unload trucks as directed by supervisor*

  • Assists truck drivers in loading merchandise and materials, ensuring it is safely and properly handled to prevent damage

  • Assists truck drivers in unloading of and returning of credit items and ensures items are returned to proper storage location

  • Unloads incoming freight and checks count to see if it is correct
  • Completes necessary reports, i.e., checks orders filled, checks material received and forklift inspection sheets
  • Interacts in a positive, pleasant, and prompt manner with customers in person and on the telephone

  • Provides the highest level of service possible to all customers with the main objective of serving our retail customers

  • Provides customers with information on additional items related to purchases made

  • Operates cash register, makes change, and issues receipts to customers

  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of the products sold, product usage, product prices, and new products on the market

  • Maintains clean and litter-free environment

  • Performs duties in a safe manner observing safe procedures while constantly alert to any unsafe working conditions

  • Attends and participates in all company-sponsored training programs as required

  • Promotes team concept

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES:

  • Ability to operate a cash register (computer) equipment

  • Ability to do math, read orders, and follow instructions

  • Ability to communicate with customers, other employees, and supervisors using verbal and written skills
  • Good interpersonal communication and customer service skills both on the telephone and in person

  • Knowledge and ability to use safe lifting techniques

  • Be aware of and follow the We Believe statements and MSDT ECET objectives

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Ability to stand up to 8 hours at a time

  • Ability to reach overhead to grasp materials
  • Ability to sit, climb and/or balance, lift, twist, and bend, stoop, or squat to floor level on a repetitive basis
  • Strength: maximum lift, carry, push, or pull up to 100 pounds, frequently lift/carry up to 50 pounds

  • Must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and reach with manual dexterity

  • Vision (acuity, depth perception, field of vision, accommodation)

  • Reach overhead to grasp materials

ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Working outdoors in varying elements ranging from extreme heat to extreme cold

  • Work with mechanical equipment on a daily basis

Additional functions and duties may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.
*Must successfully pass company-provided forklift operator training program and maintain authorization through safe operation and following of procedures.

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Corporate Office

  • Koopman Lumber, Inc.
    665 Church Street
    Whitinsville, MA 01588
    P: (508) 234-4545
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