Motorsport Aftermarket Group Buyer, Purchasing in Coppell, Texas

Summary & Purpose

This position will be responsible for incorporating the e-commerce vision through the management of purchasing for the MAG Retail Group. The Buyer will assist the Merchandising team in building the most compelling and well-balanced assortment of products, while partnering with them to make appropriate inventory and analytical decisions. This position's key role is building relationships with our vendors to ensure product is always in stock and never missing an opportunity to maximize profitable sales for MAG Retail Group.

Responsibilities

  • Issue purchase orders to suppliers and confirm quantity ordered, pricing, and lead time.

  • Work with merchants to identify cost negotiation and pricing opportunities for margin improvement.

  • Maintain levels of inventory to avoid stock outs while working directly with vendors to avoid inventory lapses.

  • Resolve supplier performance and supply chain issues prior to any business interruption.

  • Follow up on outstanding orders and back orders, apply proper expediting techniques, and make special arrangements to ensure on-time delivery.

  • Provide both written and verbal communication on all problems/opportunities that occur in your area of responsibility to include actions being taken to correct, and a recommended action plan with a timetable for achieving.

  • Assess vendor capabilities, develop alternate sources (considering both cost, supply and risk mitigation factors) and evaluate vendor performance.

  • Manage suppliers to resolve performance issues having an impact on costs, customer service or inventory.

  • Develop supplier performance metrics, evaluate results, and work with suppliers to improve their performance.

  • Work closely with Manager of Planning and Information and Director of Merchandising to support and maintain ERP system.

  • Develop a collaborative relationship with those you need to maintain good rapport in order to successfully accomplish your job.

  • Experience with JD Edwards ERP system.

Job Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Strong customer service orientation and communication skills are required.

  • Solid computer and analytical skills for objective-based decisions.

  • Self-starter who can work with limited day to day supervision.

  • Strategic thinker/solid business acumen.

  • Solid judgment and decision making skills

  • Highly motivated, proactive, results oriented, driven.

  • Strong team player.

  • Solid presentation skills; efficient and thorough communications skills, both verbal and written.

  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization.

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years related experience in buying, planning, and/or E-commerce merchandising OR minimum of 5-7 years related business experience in the areas noted.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit while utilizing a computer for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to walk and occasionally required to stand. The team member must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works in a traditional office environment with a noise level that is usually moderate.

Job Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Strong customer service orientation and communication skills are required.

  • Solid computer and analytical skills for objective-based decisions.

  • Self-starter who can work with limited day to day supervision.

  • Strategic thinker/solid business acumen.

  • Solid judgment and decision making skills

  • Highly motivated, proactive, results oriented, driven.

  • Strong team player.

  • Solid presentation skills; efficient and thorough communications skills, both verbal and written.

  • Comfortable interacting with all levels of the organization.

  • Strong organizational skills; ability to multi-task.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree and 3-5 years related experience in buying, planning, and/or E-commerce merchandising OR minimum of 5-7 years related business experience in the areas noted.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the team member is regularly required to sit while utilizing a computer for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The team member frequently is required to walk and occasionally required to stand. The team member must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This position works in a traditional office environment with a noise level that is usually moderate.