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Purchasing Analyst

Company: ShiftPixy - HB
Location: Manteca
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob Description: Summary: Partner with Sales, Warehouse, Customer Service, Replenishment, and Vendors, with a focus on procuring correct inventory levels to drive sales and increase profitability, while maintaining an excellent customer experience. Utilize data-based decisions to place purchase orders, considering promotional events, product launches, seasonal selling peaks, and other business activities while adhering to defined inventory management practices and performance objectives. Maintain system files and data accuracy, and communicates Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Maintain a buying schedule focused on improving inventory flowPurchase stock and special orders as needed for assigned vendors, while utilizing reporting tools to analyse purchase needs and validate trends, in alignment with annual budgetPrepare incoming shipments for arrival, creating put-away folders and accurately allocating any associated freight charges or feesManage requisitions, ensuring sales orders will be filled appropriately, in the correct order, and in a timely mannerUtilize daily reports to track and ensure/ maintain accuracy and timeliness of purchases Maintain system settings related to assigned vendors to ensure optimal inventory replenishment levelsReview and manage Vendor Return inventory and Vendor Return Orders for resolutionMaintain up to date and complete supplier information sheetsCommunicate current and potential inventory issues (out-of-stock, over-stock, production issues, etc) to managementInterface with Product Managers, Sales Team, Customer Service, Warehouse and Leadership as necessary to provide information for current and future needsWork with assigned vendors to balance inventory/billing discrepancies reported by the warehouse team or accountingMake recommendations to improve turns and maximize inventory productivity on assigned linesContinually assess cost effectiveness of buying and shipping terms and fees associated with assigned vendors, looking for opportunities to reduce cost while staying aligned with other company inventory and customer service goalsPartner with vendors to ensure appropriate lead times are incorporated into buying methodologyCreate demand forecasts for new items based on historical sales in comparable programsIdentify and facilitate alternate material sourcing solutions as neededUnderstand the implications of assortment decisions and react rapidly and profitably while partnering with the Sales team to reduce inventory levels and increase turnsMeet deadlines assigned by leadership around factory closures and special buy requirementsVisit branches to build partnerships, visually inspect merchandising, and get direct feedbackAttend periodic product knowledge sessions to become familiar with end-use of assigned productsPerforms other duties as assignedEssential Skills and Abilities:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the essential skills and abilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the skills and/or abilities required. Teamwork and Professionalism – team spirited, exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Approaches others in a tactful and professional manner; reacts well under pressures; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; reacts with sensitivity toward emotional topics and issues; behaviors support B.R. Funsten & Co. core values (per Employee Handbook).Oral and Written Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and obtains clarification; responds well to questions; participates in meetings. Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; able to read and interpret written information.Diversity and Ethics – shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; educates others on the value of diversity; promotes a harassment-free environment. Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.Attendance/Dependability – is consistently at work and on time as scheduled; demonstrates good use of discretionary time; arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for actions; keeps commitments; completes tasks on time.Interpersonal Skills – open and honest, focuses on solving conflicts, not blaming; maintains confidentiality; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control; remains open to the ideas of others. Treats people fairly; works well in group problem solving situations; develops/champions new ideas; asks for and offers help when needed.Education and/or Experience:High School/GED required; Bachelor's degree preferredMinimum 2 years of replenishment or purchasing experience requiredAbility to extract information from systems and analyze data clearly and efficientlyClear understanding of supplier distribution, warehousing, and transportation methods and best practicesComprehensive knowledge of retail operations, buying practices, and inventory managementProven track record of strong analytical and problem-solving skillsIntermediate to advanced computer skills inclusive of Microsoft Excel and OutlookProfessional and effective verbal and written business communication skillsPerformance Measures:100% Safe ActsMeets deadlinesPhysical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must occasionally be able to handle moderate levels of stress.ActivitiesStanding - OccasionallyWalking - FrequentlySitting - UsuallyUse hands to finger, handle or feel - UsuallyReach w/hands & arms - UsuallyClimb or balance - NoneStooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling - OccasionallyTalk or hear - UsuallyTasting or Smelling - NoneLifting/WeightUp to 10 lbs - OccasionallyUp to 25 lbs - OccasionallyVisionMust be able to see computer screen and printed documents.Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less).Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)Depth perception (three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and spatial relationships).Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus).No special vision requirementsWork Environment ConditionsWork near moving mechanical parts - OccasionallyOutdoor weather conditions - OccasionallyNoise LevelsModerate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)Equipment Use:Telephone and VoicemailPersonal computer, copy machine, fax machinePay: $24 per hour Based on ExperienceLocation: Manteca $24 - Based on Experience

Keywords: ShiftPixy - HB, Manteca , Purchasing Analyst, Professions , Manteca, California

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