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  • Location: Wadsworth Rd
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #18464
  • Salary: $80,000 - $95,000 USD

The HT Group is partnering with a well know automotive performance part manufacturer and supplier who is seeking a full time Buyer/Planner to join their Sourcing and Purchasing team! The ideal candidate is extremely analytical, has worked with vendors overseas, can build demand plans to execute a buy strategy, and can get in the weeds with SKU level buying. This is an awesome opportunity to work for a fast-growing company that provides room for advancement and career growth. 

**Management experience is a must**

Compensation: 80-95k+ DOE (bonus eligibility + great benefits)
Location: Wadsworth Ohio (on-site)
Relocation assistance offered  

Responsibilities:

  • Buy and source raw materials domestically and internationally for in house product development
  • Strategically buy and source products to maintain inventory levels and increase margin dollars
  • Measure, analyze and report key process metrics and monitor adherence to key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Review inventory levels to understand overages, working with vendors on inventory exit strategies
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with vendors; plan and meet regularly with top vendors
  • Develop strategic plans with vendors to grow categories 
  • Forecast demand to place buys based on seasonality and trend
  • Utilize Excel to build demand plans to execute a buy strategy 
  • Manage, train, and develop sourcing/purchasing team members 

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience in a buying/demand planning or similar role
  • Experience buying/sourcing raw materials 
  • Must have direct management/supervisory experience
  • Experience working with vendors to navigate cancellations, switches, mark downs, etc.
  • Extensive knowledge of demand forecasting and SKU level buying 
  • Ability to build a demand plan in Excel without demand planning tool or ERP
  • Knowledge of the automotive performance industry highly desired
  • Must be highly proficient in MS Excel (Pivot tables, V-look Ups, conditional formatting, large data sets)
  • Strong understanding of inventory management, vendor relationships, buying processes, and inventory forecasting
  • Highly motivated self starter with strong leadership skills 
  • Ability to identify process improvement and recommend changes
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