Our client company is seeking an experienced purchasing agent to purchase imported and domestically manufactured product with a large volume of SKUs while driving continuous cost reduction and risk mitigation.
You must be willing to:
• Maintain fill rates at 100% to ensure we meet customer demand
• Prepare purchase orders/review invoices for accuracy
• Maintain item maintenance in AS400
• Ensure all compliance/testing requirements are met
• Create a systematic RFP process
• Work closely with Finance/Sales to ensure P&L results are acceptable
• Continue to identify/drive cost reduction
• Work in tandem with Customer Service to understand the forecast for critical items/communicate any issues in advance
• Work closely with Finance team to identify potential excess inventory/recommend items to be closed out
• Work closely with Editorial team to ensure complete understanding of product specification when sending out RFQs
• Monitor fill rate metrics
Requirements (MUST HAVE):
• BS/BA degree in Business/supply chain management/related field
• 3 - 5 years’ experience in publishing industry/big box retailer purchasing of printed media nationally/internationally
• Exceptional skills in negotiation
• Detail oriented/ability to manage multiple projects
• Proficient in MS Excel/Access
Please tell us:
Where do you currently reside?
Will you relocate? Yes/No
Are you a US citizen? Yes/No
Full Time, Permanent Position
Must be authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship needed now/future
Edwards Place of Employment is a BBB accredited business
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