Purchasing Lead

    • Job Tracking ID: 512275-589097
    • Job Location: Golden , CO
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 28, 2017
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Position Purpose

Oversight of purchase order generation and maintenance, desired inventory levels, container management and factory relationships. Directly manage the desired inventory levels for KONG Europe products.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities

  • Inventory Level Oversight for USA & Europe (EU) Warehouses - Utilizing system tools and reports to daily/weekly review of purchase orders ready to be issued, investigate item stock outs/suspect inventory levels, provide guidance to customer Account Service Representatives supplying the reasoning and estimated in stock dates, communicate with Forecast Analysts to review and adjust forecasting to trends that may be observed, direct Purchasing Coordinators on shifting purchase orders and/or manufacturing priorities with China factories.
  • Purchase Inventory for EU - Write purchase orders for all EU items, utilize system tools and reports to analyze inventory levels to adjust delivery dates of existing PO’s to avoid stock out gaps. Examine inventory shifts from US to EU as stop gap between China PO’s.
  • Inventory Distribution - Utilize system tools and reports to determine proper inventory split ratio between two US warehouses. Communicate adjustment to Purchasing & Forecasting & Distribution teams for current and future PO’s and warehouse.
  • Provide additional insight of inventory issues/supplier issues to Purchasing Manager and/or Sr. Management.
  • Reinforce Purchasing Coordinators’ supplier communication when pressing urgency for delivery of goods while maintaining internal clear and complete communication cross-departmentally regarding fulfillment issues and replenishment timelines.
  • Identify recurring issues and work with Purchasing Manager to develop and implement solutions.
  • Work with Purchasing Manager to maintain strong cross functional working relationships of Purchasing Coordinators and Forecast Analysts.

Experience and Skills:

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Business Management, Accounting, or Finance, or 5 years of purchasing related experience
  • Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) a plus
  • Materials Requirement Planning (MRP) experience a plus
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical reasoning skills
  • Must be able to timely and accurately manage large amounts of detail
  • Ability to deal with rapidly changing organizational issues and anticipate customer demand
  • Ability to identify errors and issues and recommend process improvements and or corrective action
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team to included open, flexible, honest and collaborative teaming skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships and communicate clearly, both verbal and written, with internal and external partners
  • Strong customer service orientation combined with the highest quality assurance standards
  • Self-motivation with a strong sense of personal accountability and integrity
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office programs including Excel and Word

This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities or qualifications associated with the job.