Position Open - Posted Tuesday, October 9th 2018

Buyer Planner

Seattle WA Mid-Level Full Time Operations Tiny 8020

Quick Facts

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Salary Range:
  • Home or Centralized Office: Centralized
  • Reports to: TBD

About The Position

Purpose:  Deliver an uninterrupted flow of material through focused replenishment buying that enables Paula’s Choice to meet our customers’ needs.

  • Review ERP requirements to determine material supply needs, and take appropriate action to balance inventory and service by procuring goods at the right time.
  • Place purchase orders with contract manufacturers and component suppliers.
  • Contact suppliers daily/weekly to ensure orders are received, are being executed, and schedules are consistently met.
  • Track and resolve production and delivery challenges, expediting or de-expediting orders as needed.
  • Perform daily data entry and data maintenance in ERP system.
Requirements and Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze and solve problems using root cause analysis and critical thinking skill.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced working environment.
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skill.
  • Must be able to work independently without direction but also understand the concepts of teamwork and cross functional teaming.
  • Working knowledge of MRP theory is required to understand why purchases are needed, and when.
  • Working knowledge of Bills of Material planning parameters is required to understand the logic of how item and supplier parameters affect each other.
  • Thorough knowledge of MS Office applications required.
  • 2+ years’ experience in purchasing or planning for a CPG company.
  • Experience working with contract manufacturers a plus.
  • APICS, CPIM certified or demonstrated equivalent experience a strong plus
Note:  At any time, with or without notice, Paula’s Choice reserves the right to add/delete/change the position’s requirements.\
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Paula's Choice

HQ: Seattle, WA