POSITION TITLE:Assistant Buyer
POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for assisting the purchasing department with order review and placement, expediting, pricing spreadsheets, inventory maintenance, new item entry, spiff/promotion tracking, flyer proofing and system implementation, compliance with state and local restrictions, warehouse, and accounts payable discrepancies, SDS maintenance updates and various purchasing projects as assigned by the Purchasing Manager.
REGULAR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Prepare purchase orders for review and input. Enter and place purchase orders for merchandise for stock, stocking dealer programs, miscellaneous special orders, warehouse supplies and office supplies. Update inventory maintenance files. Assist operations staff with problem-solving with regard to invoicing, purchase order discrepancies, damages, returns, credits, etc. Support and compile data as needed to aid in developing pricing strategies and financial targets. Reconcile back orders with the manufacturers. Acquire all product specifications either from the manufacturer or through product review. Update and enter product information in the computer system. Research product discrepancies and update the Buyers. Monitor product restrictions and adjust inventory records accordingly. Update Safety Data Sheets with the Compliance Department. Enter spiffs and promotions in the system for tracking purposes and prepare documentation for vendor reimbursement. Work with the marketing department to ensure product information/spreadsheets for printed media and online events are compiled in a timely manner and prices are updated in our system. Attend trade shows, visit manufacturer facilities, and attend company shows as required. QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires an undergraduate degree in a related field or three years of experience in a similar purchasing environment; however, experience within the shooting sports industry may substitute this requirement. This position requires strong attention to detail, organizational skills and analytical ability. The Assistant Buyer must be able to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with co-workers and vendors. This position requires proficiency in Word and Excel, which requires a detailed understanding of Excel spreadsheets. Information must be entered into a computer via keyboard quickly and accurately.