Act as primary buyer for all materials and finished products for the operation of the organization. Work within an Integrated Product Team Structure to support the supply chain needs of the product category. Manage product purchase plans, purchasing, inventory replenishment and vendor-managed inventory programs. Participate in raw materials and finished goods negotiations. Ensure consistent inventory flow to minimize stock outs and meet or exceed inventory turns.
Essential Job Functions:
Supervisory & Operational Authority:
May lead the work of one other person or a team.
Must have 7 to 10 years procurement experience in the textile or garment industry.
Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Strong knowledge of MS Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook
Previous experience with Material Requirements Planning (MRP) Software a plus
Able to manage difficult situations, respond well to change, meet commitments, focus on solving conflict, maintain confidentiality and listen to others
Speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situation, respond well to questions, participate in meetings, write clearly and informatively, read and comprehend written information
Demonstrate competency in planning, organization, professionalism and adaptability; prioritizing and planning work activities; use time efficiently, approach others in a tactful manner, adapt to changes in the work environment
Occasional travel maybe required
Able to work with sub-contractors, so climb ladders, crawl, bending/lifting, confined spaces, etc.
Safariland supports and complies with all Federal and State Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) requirements. All associates are required to comply with and participate in all Safariland SHE programs. Safety is everyone’s responsibility. Working safely is a precondition of employment.
The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
APICS certification preferred