Job Opening: Buyer
Goleta Automotive Distribution Center is looking for an experienced Buyer.
The Buyer is responsible for managing assigned purchasing areas that efficiently and cost effectively support the operation.
Manage a network of vendors to ensure on-time delivery of quality product.
Understand forecasting methods (demand, trend, seasonality).
Optimize inventory across multiple distribution centers.
Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate best terms, pricing and delivery.
Place purchase orders, control inventory, ensure that stock levels are kept at appropriate levels and minimize overstock or stock out conditions
Arrange transport of goods and track orders to point of delivery.
Partner with warehouse teams to expedite the receiving and check-in of goods and materials
Assess quality of stock received and escalate any discrepancies to suppliers and management
Collaborate with Merchandising, Sales and Engineering on sales events, new items, product availability and quality related issues Research and evaluate potential new sources of supply.
On-board new suppliers as needed.
Process requisitions and update management on status of orders.
All other duties as assigned.
5+ years' experience as a buyer
Proficient: Microsoft Office
Strong communication skills both written and verbal.