Role details

Senior Buyer

Stamford   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Sr Buyer be accountable for the development & execution of sourcing strategies.
  • Also, maintain commodity management & sourcing activities on a day-to-day basis.

About Our Client

Our client is a small - mid sized FMCPG organization in Southern, CT.

Job Description

Responsibilities:

  • Develop, present and approve assortment plans that results in achieving sales, turn, and margin goals.
  • Develop individual vendor strategies for all brands appropriate to area of responsibility which maximize merchandise profitability, payment terms, and co-op programs, as well as optimizing any discretionary opportunities such as close-outs or markdown funds.
  • Work with Planners and Allocators to determine optimal assortment mix.
  • Approve item/class/vendor/department roll-up and ladder plan built by planner, in accordance with Buyer input.
  • Communicate roll-up, ladder plans, and assortment plans to inventory management team.
  • Identify replenishment, ad matrix, key items, and DC items that enable stores to achieve sales, margin, and turn goals.
  • Ensure availability of monthly receipts to chase hot items, trends, and categories.
  • Shop market and competition regularly to ensure execution of brand strategy to ensure competitive differentiation in market.
  • Work effectively with the field, internal partners and vendors and foster constructive and cooperative working relationships among all parties.
  • Building and executing the sales turn and gross margin plan by department and class.

The Successful Applicant

Candidate Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required
  • 7-10 years of relevant experience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience and knowledge of the products and services being managed
  • Experience within or in service of CPG and/or Manufacturing companies
  • Capabilities and skills in Strategic Sourcing, Project Management, and Purchased Finished Goods
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience working with MRP systems such as SAP, J.D, Edwards, LX
  • Local and out of state travel required to suppliers; 10-15%
  • Experience of Procurement Business Engagement with Supply Planning and Operations Groups

What's on Offer

Our client is offering a very competitive salary and a range of benefits such as 401K, vacation, etc.

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