Purchasing Specialist

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Overview: <ul> <li>The Purchasing Specialist will partner with the Merchandise Planners and Replenishment Analysts to conduct vendor negotiations for initial product acquisition and execute all reorders for assigned categories or vendors.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>This position is responsible for processing incoming procurement requirements, auditing bills of material for accuracy and adherence to standard procedure and policy guidelines, initiating procurement activity, scheduling and monitoring shipments, and expediting delivery of materials to ensure on time program launch and achievement of fulfillment goals.</li> <li>The individual in this position must be resourceful, self starting, and assertive in the ownership of their responsibilities, always protecting the interests of the company while simultaneously developing and maintaining excellent working partnerships with the managers, employees, and vendors with whom they must work in order to be successful.</li> <li>The individual in this position must display a positive and energetic demeanor while working in a complex and dynamic business environment, and must thrive under the pressures imposed by multi tasking and must be able to work with reasonable supervision.</li> <li>To be successful the individual in this position must be a team player, have excellent interpersonal skills, be very organized and detail oriented, and be able to deal effectively with frequently changing priorities and rapid response requirements. This individual must have the ability to evaluate situations effectively, identifying basic issues, fact-finding, prioritizing, and suggesting thoughtful and well-rounded business solutions.</li> <li>This position offers significant potential for individual learning and growth, as well as career opportunity.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <ul> <li>Work within cross functional teams to ensure goal alignment, ease of process, profitability, and ultimate customer satisfaction</li> <li>Manage BDA inventory per set targets for the following inventory metrics: Key Driver In stock %, Active Item in stock %, Program Turn Targets, Gross Margin, WOS, SKU count, and Mark Down %.</li> <li>Effectively manage Inventory Status levels (A,R/O,D,O) to maximize freshness while also minimizing markdowns.</li> <li>Actively partner with BDA preferred vendors to identify and execute opportunities to speed BDA inventory turns through lead-time reduction, scheduled shipments, vendor managed inventory (VMI) etc.</li> <li>Identification of vendors or SKU&rsquo;s where cogs reduction potential exists via negotiation or resourcing of product deeper into supply chain increasing BDA profitability.</li> <li>Track cost savings and provide statistical analysis and reports to management and other internal partners.</li> <li>Effectively manage category OTB to achieve Sales, Inventory Plan, In Stock %, and Profitability Targets. Monthly OTB due by 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of month to Corporate Inventory Manager. Monthly category top performers &ndash; bottom performers due by 5<sup>th</sup>&nbsp;of month.</li> <li>Develop positive working relationships with vendors to ensure receipt of high quality, defect free products at aggressively negotiated prices.&nbsp;&nbsp; Perform incoming inventory QC.</li> <li>Monitor product specification and purchasing requirements for completeness and adherence to BDA procurement standards, policies, and strategic goals. Ensure that all BDA requirements and special terms and conditions are met.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Following authority level guidelines award and manage orders through post receipt activities including discrepant product disposition, vendor returns, and invoice reconciliation.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Continuously assess, analyze and evolve procurement processes and controls to increase results while creating greater ease of process. Drive implementation.</li> <li>Proactively seek out opportunities to develop personal skill set. &nbsp;</li> </ul>
Requirements: <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"> <p>Any travel involved?&nbsp; &nbsp;No</p> <p>Any financial/budgetary responsibility?&nbsp;&nbsp; Yes</p> <p>Strategic planning responsibilities?&nbsp;&nbsp; No</p> <p>Number of staff reporting to this position. NA</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoField_Job">Qualifications</h2> <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Job"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text"> <ul> <li>Minimum of 0-3 years purchasing or inventory management experience.</li> <li>Strong tactical negotiation skills.</li> <li>Knowledge of demand forecasting, total cost analysis, and supply chain management fundamentals.</li> <li>C.P.M. certification preferred.</li> <li>Good organizational and time management skills with ability to prioritize workload, multi-task, and to adapt to frequently changing priorities and critical deadlines.</li> <li>Team player with experience working in a cross-functional environment.</li> <li>Professional demeanor, good judgment, common sense, and a passion for details.</li> <li>Ability to work with minimal supervision and show initiative.</li> <li>Effective oral and written communication skills.</li> <li>Strong analytical and problem solving skills with ability to evaluate situations, identify core issues, fact-find, and promote thoughtful business solutions.</li> <li>Intermediate to advanced computer skills including Word and Excel.</li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p> </div> </div> </div> <h2 class="iCIMS_SubHeader iCIMS_SubHeader_Connect">Need help finding the right job?</h2> <div class="iCIMS_InfoMsg iCIMS_InfoMsg_Connect"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Container"> <div class="iCIMS_Expandable_Text">We can recommend jobs specifically for you!&nbsp;<a href="https://international-bdainc.icims.com/connect?back=intro&amp;findajob=1&amp;in_iframe=1&amp;hashed=-435620418" target="_parent">Click here to get started.</a></div> </div> </div>