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Merchandise Buyer I (International)

Company: Chef Works Inc
Location: Poway
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Job Description:

Overall: Under general supervision, performs a broad variety of analytical, investigative and administrative activities in the support of international purchasing and inventory optimization
Essential Functions:

  • Maintain inventory levels within the min/max for assigned products.
  • Build and receive all international containers from Egypt, Bangladesh & China
  • Schedule all containers leaving from Bangladesh on a monthly basis
  • Provide size breaks for all Bangladesh styles 30-45 days before shipment
  • Reviews and analyzes applicable data to include planned purchases (Example: Stocked vs. To Order), sales volume and margin calculation and recommends appropriate changes to selling price.
  • Updates selling prices, per prescribed timeframes, in coordination with Chef Works regular product price updates.
  • Communicates status of backorders, shipment information for new and existing products, and container schedules to appropriate parties.
  • Looks for opportunities to continually learn, share best practices and make recommendations to improve processes and other operations.
  • Meets quality, productivity and technical requirements of the Inventory and Purchasing Analyst position.
  • Upholds the Chef Works core values.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in business, materials, logistics or related field or equivalent work experience.
  • Four or more years previous, progressive administrative procurement experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Experience with international purchasing with contract manufacturers. Lean experience at the Green Belt level preferred.
  • Computer proficiency in a Windows 2017 or above environment to include intermediate level experience with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in the use of order entry database systems or MRP / ERP systems required. AccPac / Sage experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the following: problem solving, organizational skills, negotiation, highly attentive to detail, multi-tasking, strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to follow through on tasks to completion and willingness to ask questions when necessary.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team-based, fast-paced environment.

    Core Competencies:

  • Attention to detail
  • Analytical skills
  • Communications - oral and written
  • Customer Focus
  • Organization / Planning
  • Negotiation skills
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving

    Physical Requirements:
    Occasional lifting of 10# or less (less than 5% of the time) generally at waist level, some above/below waist, none above shoulders. Must be able to do desk work, which includes computer work for extended periods of time. Moderate use of telephone / Zoom / Slack.


Keywords: Chef Works Inc, Poway , Merchandise Buyer I (International), Other , Poway, California

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