OpticsPlanet - Northbrook, IL

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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

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