The Product Buyer position is accountable for maintaining inventory within company goals and for minimizing stock-outs of A& B items. Position is also accountable for maintaining the integrity of system information; resolving accounting, receiving and customer rejected concerns; ensuring on-time delivery to customers from suppliers; and for supporting sales to increase business. In addition, position provides assistance to Product Manager in all areas of Product Management and may provide back-up support in the absence of the Product Manager.
Maintains inventory within company goals and minimizes stock-outs of A & B items by effectively reviewing system generated daily purchasing report and applying independent judgment and decision making. Considers a variety of purchasing related decision factors, including but not limited to, lead time, mover code, pricing, customer requirements and sales history to modify or approve purchase orders.
Maintains system integrity by ensuring that TTI systems/databases reflect accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date product-related information (i.e. descriptions, increment quantity, minimum order quantities, correct costs, delivery information, etc). Also, works closely with Product Operations or Product Manager to review and approve new part number set-ups and sequence legends.
Processes and resolves accounting, receiving and customer rejected concerns in an expeditious manner by researching the issue, determining appropriate resolution and by providing disposition for nonconforming product to the appropriate parties.
Ensures on-time delivery to customers from suppliers in a pro-active manner by contacting suppliers to expedite deliveries as needed.
Effectively supports Product Manager by providing assistance in all areas of Product Management as requested, including but not limited to, reviewing daily booking registers to obtain ship and debit authorizations, reviewing MRP/Bond reports and by processing inventory rotations per schedule. Position may provide back-up support in the absence of the Product Manager.
Effectively supports sales to increase business by providing assistance as requested, including but not limited to; processing hot buys, recommending substitutions, and pulling in orders.
Expands personal product knowledge to effectively support sales and to ensure personal growth opportunities.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High School or General Education Degree (GED) required. Associates Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience preferred. One to three years of applicable work experience (i.e. working in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment requiring ongoing problem solving/analytical skills) required. Direct applicable experience (e.g. replenishment buyer/specialist, inventory specialist, re-stock buyer, wholesale/retail buyer) strongly preferred.
SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS
· Exhibits the analytical and problem solving ability necessary to make effective buying decisions.
· Ability to work in a fast paced, high transaction environment with strong organizational, attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
· Solid ability to perform basic math calculations including but not limited to addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages.
· Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills.
· Exhibits strong interpersonal/teamwork skills in order to develop effective relationships with individuals and groups inside and outside the TTI organization.
· Exhibits a strong customer service orientation with a strong sense of urgency to responding to internal customer needs.
· Knowledge of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Explorer) at the basic level.
· Knowledge of electronic components a plus.
This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). To perform the position, you must be a U.S. Person as defined by ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
This is a summary of the primary accountabilities and requirements for this position. The company reserves the right to modify or amend accountabilities and requirements at anytime at its sole discretion based on business needs. Any part of this job description is subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.