Buyer/Purchasing Agent in San Jose, CA at WORLDPAC

Date Posted: 7/22/2021

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Job Description Summary

Responsible for the management of the company’s suppliers and related purchasing tasks associated with the profitable and efficient procurement of the WORLDPAC product offering. Provide analyses to understand business trends and support company initiatives. Develop industry and product expertise and become the subject matter expert for supplier management including expertise on competitors and manufacturers.  High level individual contributor with P&L ownership and strategic category leadership.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Establish New Deals on Products, Pricing, Terms, and Conditions
  • Negotiate Supplier Incentive, Rebate & Bonus Programs
  • Negotiate Supplier Agreements, Contracts, Commercial Terms & Prices
  • Manage Supplier Relationship
  • Analyze Supplier Performance (on time shipping, fill rates, etc...)
  • Prepare Supplier price file uploads and the resulting new price file changes analysis

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:

  • Negotiate Warranties & Returns Allowance
  • Track License Fees Where Applicable
  • Issue Purchase Orders in a Timely Fashion, Ensure Receipt and Follow-up
  • Evaluate Purchase Order Recommendations
  • Monitor and Follow Up PO Confirmations
  • Perform Price Updates (pursue and analyze pricing)
  • Backorders (pursue and analyze)
  • Invoices - Process EDI
  • Review, Key, and Approve Supplier Invoices to Support Logistic Team when Needed
  • Communicate with Suppliers to Resolve Purchase Order/Invoice Discrepancies or Disputes
  • Meet with Suppliers / Schedule Supplier Meetings
  • Projects – Collaborate, Maintain and Report
  • Work with Teammates to Cross Train and Assure Strong Back Up
  • Create PowerPoint Presentations to Communicate Business Performance to Sr. Leadership
  • Collaborate with Internal Partners Including: Pricing, Marketing, Inventory, Accounting, Legal, Cataloging, and Product Development
  • Must have Strong Attention to Detail
  • Must have Ability to Multi-Task and Handle Several Projects at Once
  • Must have Good Organization Skills
  • Comfortable & Capable in a Fast-Paced Environment 
  • Proficient with Excel

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Undergraduate degree in Business Administration preferred or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of experience in Microsoft Excel, Outlook
  • 3+ years of experience in Vendor Relations, Negotiations, Financial Literacy/Pricing, Category Management or equivalent combination of education and experience.

PREFERRED

  • 1+ years’ experience working in Automotive OEM or Aftermarket
  • Industry & Trade Association Knowledge
  • Customs and Logistics Awareness
  • Understanding of Global Currencies & Geography
  • Basic Financial and Accounting Understanding
  • Exposure to Query
  • Speak Japanese
  • General Cultural Awareness

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee 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 an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.