Belkin International - Los Angeles, CA

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What you’ll do
As a Buyer (Global), you are responsible for purchasing products and packaging to support inventory plans for their assigned product codes. The Buyer’s primary responsibility is to place and manage purchase orders for North America and negotiate cost reductions and schedule delivery dates on behalf of the company worldwide. This includes our counterparts in EMEA and APAC. In addition, the buyer provides delivery and pricing information to internal departments while functioning as a key contact with Belkin Hong Kong and vendors. Buyers are responsible for maintaining accurate inventory information and resolving pricing and inventory discrepancies. The buyer’s key metrics are world wide DOS GIM and Operating Profit

How you’ll do it
Negotiate cost reductions based on quarterly targets for all regions
Own and maintain FOB pricing globally for all regions
Partner with product management and the design team to identify alternative solutions to lower our product costs
Contact vendors with requests for quotes, delivery information, and cross-references.
Coordinate with our HK shared services team to place purchase orders for North America based on “buy quantities” from Inventory Management and vendor information.
Manage and review purchase orders for North America and maintain costing, shipping and receiving dates along with return authorizations accurately in the system.

What you’ll need
· Associates degree required; Bachelor degree preferred
· 3-5 years of purchasing experience preferably in consumer electronics
· Prior experience with importing and previous knowledge of inventory management systems and MRP required.
· Bilingual Mandarin Chinese desirable

What you’ve done
Provide accurate price and delivery information to Inventory Management, Sales, and Product Management.
Coordinate with our HK shared services team to track and manage ship dates and expedite/de-expedite as necessary.
Manage back orders in order to fill customer demand quickly.

Key requirements for you to be successful:
Negotiation skills with overseas vendor
Exceptional communication skills
Soft Goods background and Bill of Material experience desired
What you’re getting into
We’ve got big collaborative spaces for your big ideas, so bring an open mind and leave your suit in the closet. We all are committed to creating unique and rewarding consumer experiences. Everyone is interested in succeeding – for the team, for themselves and for the business. Cross-functionally and across the company, everyone has common goals and aspires to be their best.

You will learn something new or at least look at things differently every day. There are so many smart and creative people around that you’ll be motivated to pursue the ideal.

Team spirit is infectious. Belkin is an extremely open workplace, where communication is essential. Not every idea will be accepted, but you’ll be asked for your point of view. Innovation thrives on multiple and varied levels. At Belkin we challenge conventional wisdom and refuse to accept that something cannot be done.

Do it
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We are committed to diversity. Belkin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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