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Import Buyer

Company: Ajilon
Location: Siler City
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Position Summary:
Responsible for reviewing product demand, create and execute purchase orders, maintain stock status oversight of assigned commodities, and work to achieve company goals as they apply to increasing margins and controlling raw material costs. Attend production and development meetings as required and review production/demand reports daily to provide on-time delivery of required components. Work closely with suppliers to ensure highest quality components are delivered at lowest possible cost. Maintain cost information in the system for assigned commodities.

- Interface with outsource vendors to acquire materials at reasonable cost and in a timely manner; build productive internal/external working relationships.
- Effectively manage orders with domestic suppliers to ensure on-time delivery and adherence to quality standards.
- Manage procurement process to optimize inventory levels on component parts to meet customer lead times.
- Pursue cost reduction opportunities with existing suppliers and/or develop new relationships as necessary to minimize cost increases
- Attend production and development meetings and review production/demand reports to determine purchasing requirements.
- Issue, track and reconcile cost effective purchase orders considering lead-times, acquisition costs, freight costs and inventory levels.
- Retain, organize and file records as they pertain to vendors, production and procurement in an organized fashion.
- Maintain close professional interdepartmental relationships and support the needs of other areas to meet company goals.
- Regularly review stock status reports to maintain proper inventory levels and identify system problems (BOM issues, etc.).
- Offer constructive input on ways to improve procurement and inventory procedures, BOM, reports, etc.
- Continually source new vendors for qualification.
- Perform other related duties as required or assigned

- College degree preferred. APICS certification desired.
- 5-10 years relevant experience and/or training; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Proficient mathematical skills; ability to calculate figures, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; cost-benefit analysis skills.
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task simultaneously with rapidly changing priorities and limited resources.
- Good organizational and problem solving skills; detail oriented.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to interface effectively at all levels both internally and externally.
- Proficient in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook).

Keywords: Ajilon, Greensboro , Import Buyer, Other , Siler City, North Carolina

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