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Buyer

Company: Russell Tobin
Location: Reynoldsburg
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Our client, a leading women's fashion, lingerie, and beauty retailer, is seeking a Buyer to partner with their Store Development and Sourcing team in Columbus, OH! This role can operate on a remote basis, but preference is for candidates local to Ohio.

A Buyer in the SDS Operations group is responsible for quantifying Store Specific demand for owner supplied materials for their assigned Brand(s). They coordinate purchase orders to align vendor lead times and X-factory dates with on-site delivery timing to meet Store Design & Construction partner's needs. Key partners include Store Development and Sourcing team, Store Designers, Construction Project Managers and Vendors. Individual Contributor Role with no direct reports.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Quantifies demand for Store Specific Project Assignments: using Architectural Plan Sets to determine Store Specific usage of materials and assess quantity of materials
Has Brand intimacy of available materials and understanding of standard usage of the materials
Participates as needed in cross-functional meetings on assigned Store Specific Projects to ensure they are knowledgeable about unique material usage
Ensures timeliness and accuracy of demand
Ensures demand aligns to store budget forecast and communicates exceptions
Partners with Logistics as needed

Generates Store Specific purchase orders (po's) to meet production times and site-specific delivery time lines
Manages necessary po approvals for assigned projects
Follows policies and escalate any concerns
Applies Inventory Strategies
Coordinates delivery timing with Construction Project Managers and accounts for any site specific variables
Works closely with vendors on store specific X-Factory dates
Participates/Conducts regularly scheduled calls with vendors to ensure deliveries are on time
Escalates delivery concerns and challenges to Store Development and Sourcing Leadership
Partners with vendor on material overages/shortages and replacement parts; advises Construction Project Managers and Brand Operations on delivery dates
Communicates delays to Construction Project Team and supports determining alternate plans to ensure stores open on time
Closes out projects/po's
Partners with Construction Project Managers and Brand Operations on site specific challenges
Partners with vendor on material overages/shortages and replacement parts; advises Construction Project Managers and Brand Operations on delivery dates
Communicates delays to Construction Project Team and supports determining alternate plans to ensure stores open on time
Closes out projects/po's
Partners with Sourcing team on quality issues and resolution
Provides insights and facts on vendor performance to sourcing
Escalates quality issues and partners with Store Development and Sourcing team to assess and resolve
Supports building team capability and effectiveness
Training and onboarding of existing and new associates
Development and updating of tools and documentation that support the teams work
May support strategic initiatives and team initiatives
Leads personal growth through Individual Development Plan

QUALIFICATIONS
2+ years of experience in Buying, Purchasing, Procurement, or related
Construction or retail background preferred
Strong computer skills - word, excel, PowerPoint, SAP
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Keywords: Russell Tobin, Columbus , Buyer, Professions , Reynoldsburg, Ohio

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