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Purchasing - Strategic Buyer - Van Nuys, CA

Purchasing - Strategic Buyer - Beauty Industry Our client, a rapidly growing beauty products company with a portfolio of brands sold in multiple channels of trade, is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented Strategic Sourcing/Buyer who can thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment where multi-tasking is essential. Our key accounts include major national retailers and media companies with lines for additional retailers in development. Key Responsibilities • Source new components for multiple projects with short lead times. • Responsible for identifying suppliers for primary and secondary packaging materials, and procuring quotes for raw materials. • Manage existing supplier/manufacture relationships, and help identify new suppliers in support of the company’s continued growth. • Help support negotiation of contracts with suppliers. • Route and track component delivery to ensure materials are available according to timeline commitments. • Identify cost saving opportunities through alternative product sourcing and services; continually challenge supplier base for innovation and cost optimization. • Provide complete and accurate status reports as requested by management. • Responsible for prioritizing all projects while considering the overall needs of the company and ensuring optimum utilization of available resources for timely development and introduction. • Manage and identify optimal cost saving options for freight services internationally and domestically. Determine best freight option on given project and follow through until delivered. • Manage all packing lists, ROG and BOLs on specified projects. • Utilize sales meeting feedback, historical order and shipment data, current POS, inventory data and sell-thru data to develop, continuously update and improve demand plans. • Work with vendors to resolve chronic issues such as lead time and fill rate. • Analyze MRP on a daily basis to effectively manage inventory levels and replenishment buys. • Manage and track vendor timing and delivery on all goods and provide updates on timing for receipts and production paperwork. • Expedite existing orders with vendors to manage low/out of stock inventory levels. • Resolve supply-related delays, obstacles, conflicts, and product supply issues. • Participate in weekly and ad hoc production calls with all key vendors. • Identify production issues and report to management team. Qualifications • Bachelor's Degree, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience. • Minimum of 3 years international sourcing and procurement experience in packaged goods preferably in beauty or personal care. • Must be detail oriented and highly organized with strong analytical abilities. • Ability to effectively present information and communicate with all levels of management and customers. • Previous experience working with overseas vendors required. • Proven ability to work successfully in a deadline driven environment with a sense of urgency. • Demonstrated ability to remain flexible while working on multiple projects simultaneously. • Exceptional negotiation and oral and written communication skills. • Strong computer skills, highly proficient in MS office with experience in Excel and Power Point. • Experience with Sage or other ERP systems. • Collaborative skills in resolving long and short positions in inventory • Experience with vendor management and relations • Must be detail oriented and a stickler for accuracy Details • Located in Van Nuys, CA • Salary depending on experience • Benefits o Medical Insurance o Paid Time Off o Paid Holidays o Annual Performance Bonus

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Van Nuys, CA

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Full Time, Temp Position



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Purchasing - Strategic Buyer

City, State or Zip Code: Van Nuys, CA

Position Type: Full Time, Temp Position

Date Posted: 10/29/2018