Product Associate
M S International, Inc. - Orange, CA

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Company OverviewJoin the Team! M S International is the leading natural stone importer, wholesaler and distributor in the United States. Started in 1975, we are a professional family owned business with headquarters in Orange, CA. MSI also maintains branches in Edison, NJ, Atlanta, GA, Dallas and Houston, TX, Chicago, Il, Phoenix, AZ, Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Hayward, CA, Lenexa, KA, Dulles, Virginia and Pompano Beach, FL. Our product line includes granite, slate, marble, travertine, sandstone, limestone and other natural stone products imported from over 34 countries on five continents. The natural stone is used for flooring, wall tiles, countertops, and landscaping products. The company services a nationwide customer base, which includes leading retailers and wholesalers of natural stone. M S International, Inc. was named a 'Top Workplace' by the Orange County Register in 2010, 2011 and 2012.Please visit our website at www.msistone.com to learn more about our company.Job DescriptionThe Product Associate works under the general supervision of the Merchant, assisting in managing and controlling inventory to support objective achievements by utilizing knowledge and understanding of standard inventory analysis/management concepts.-Facilitates entire purchasing process including preparing purchase orders, maintaining pricing, price checking, and receipt of goods.-Responsible for day-to-day interaction with suppliers, including ensuring quality, and timely delivery.-Participates in negotiations with overseas vendors.-Responsible for managing inventory replenishment, including monitoring stock levels and inventory turnover.-Responsible for analyzing the overall performance of the product line including detailed analysis on underperforming SKUS.-Compiles records of items purchased or transferred between departments, prices, deliveries, and inventories.-Prepares marketing materials and interacts with sales team related to items in product associates product line.
4 year college degree in business preferred.2 to 4 years of experience, preferably in either purchasing, supply chain management, inventory forecasting, or accounting.Advanced Excel required.Familiar with basic merchandising concepts, practices and procedures.Experience generating or working with reports and analyzing reports.Excellent people skills, communication skills, and ability to multitask.M S International, Inc. offers a competitive pay, benefits and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.