Buyer/Purchasing Agent - Salinas, CA - WORLDPAC

Date de Publication: 7/24/2021

Résumé de l'offre

Description de l'offre

Job Description

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.


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


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


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.


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




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.


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.