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Press Release
June 01 2002
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Christopher Guerin, Vice President of Corporate Communications, (800) 222-4700 ext. 1030
Sweetwater Seeks Director of Purchasing
Sweetwater, Inc, the nation's leading retailer of professional recording and music equipment, is seeking a Director of Purchasing to head their expanding Purchasing Department. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic person with business savvy, excellent management skills, and an understanding of the business side of music technology to become an integral part of a leader in music retail.

The Director of Purchasing is a senior level position at Sweetwater. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, able to multitask in an extremely fast-paced environment, process and disseminate large amounts of information quickly, and has experience with inventory control.

Responsibilities include purchasing inventory - knowing exactly what is in demand, how much is needed, and being able to predict what new piece of gear will really take off. He or she works one-on-one with vendors and reps to negotiate costs, quantities, delivery schedules and quality requirements. The Director of Purchasing will also manage a small group of people, delegate tasks, and assist the Marketing Department with special product pricing and vendor compliance restrictions.

Chuck Surack, President of Sweetwater, Inc. says the company's recent growth necessitated enhancements to the Purchasing Department. "Despite the challenges facing us all in the past year or so, we're pleased that Sweetwater has continued to expand at an exciting pace. We're constantly striving to improve our level of service to our customers and business associates, and we feel that the addition of the right individual in the Director of Purchasing position will allow us to continue to do so."

A complete description of the Director of Purchasing position at Sweetwater can be found at


Candidates can apply online on the page above, or contact Kristine Haas, Sweetwater's Director of Human Resources, at

Human Resources Department
Attn: Kristine Haas
Sweetwater, Inc
5335 Bass Road
Fort Wayne, IN 46808
(260) 432-8176 ext. 1050
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