OpticsPlanet, Inc. is seeking a full-time Buyer to help assure the financial viability of the Company by keeping the cost of inventory as low as possible, while achieving order fulfillment and customer satisfaction goals.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Negotiate with potential or current vendors for lowest possible cost of goods and most advantageous terms of sale
Assist in the analysis of historical sales trends to accurately forecast future sales and ensure appropriate sell through and inventory turn
Place purchase orders with suppliers in a timely fashion in order to maintain suitable stock level and minimize backorders.
Obtain necessary supplier information in a timely manner and facilitate its flow throughout the applicable internal departments via the established processes
May be required to participate in the research, evaluation and selection of new vendors
Maintain supplier and product information in proper databases
Maintain current information on pricing and promotions
Develop and maintain positive and effective relationships with suppliers to ensure reliability and superb levels of service
Provide support in analyzing and adjusting purchasing algorithms to increase inventory turnover and minimize inventory costs
Analyze backorder and on hold reports to establish restocking points and identify potential reordering issues in the future
Work closely with internal departments to achieve company's sales goals
Develop partner programs with suppliers to increase OpticsPlanet's competiveness within the marketplace.
Qualifications, Skills and Requirements
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
Experience with and demonstrated proficiency with MS Office applications (such as MS Word, MS Excel), email programs, and Internet browsers
Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
Minimum of two years experience in inventory management, operations, purchasing or other applicable position
Ability to work well under the stress of deadline pressure
Ability to travel occasionally
Knowledge of military, tactical, hunting or outdoor gear beneficial
Ability to work well within a team environment while still achieving individual metric goals is imperative