Purchasing Associate / Inventory Control Analyst

Location: Long Beach, CA
Date Posted: 01-14-2018
Global Automotive Aftermarket Supplier and seeks a Purchasing Associate-Inventory Control Analyst to join their expanding team!
In this role you will assist in the  day to day operations of Purchasing Department, and working closely with Sales and Product Development departments, communicate with suppliers and negotiate best available terms and pricing.
  • Work with suppliers in pricing, delivery, supply terms, pack quantities, backorder recovery etc
  • Analyzing current inventory levels, fill rates, lead times, average product demand.
  • Utilize customer backorders and open vendor releases to determine product purchase quantities.
  • Communicate with sales Departments and Product Development Department for input on purchases.
  • Utilize customer demand and inventory levels to schedule kitting with the warehouse.
  • Review market trends and seasonality to supplement purchasing recommendations to department manager.
  • Manage multiple product lines over several virtual warehouses to ensure product availability and meet corporate fill rate targets.
  • Check open order report from suppliers & reconcile open orders in the system.
  • Forecasting
  • Check of incoming shipments from Japan including PLO, price, quantity against open orders in system.
Essential Skills and Experience:
  • 3 + Years in a Purchasing - Inventory Control Position
  • BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience
  • Purchasing certification a plus
  • Oracle MRP experience strongly desired
  • Automotive industry experience a plus

Robert Wilcox
Partner, Executive Search
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