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Lead Buyer

Date Posted: 4/11/2024

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Job Description

Location: Greensboro, NC

Direct Hire - looking to move quickly!

Pay: $60-$70/k


The Lead Buyer will place purchase orders for finished and raw materials. Maintains proper inventory levels and aids in developing and maintaining successful vendor relationships. Supports other purchasing agents, including review of other agents work as required. Will work with Receiving, Inventory Control, Accounting, Quality Control, and Vendors. Must have ability to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction.


· Leads the analysis of inventory levels and sales trends to effectively determine purchase quantities and prepares purchase orders accordingly.

· Identifies, recommends, and implements forecasting processes and systems to meet company goals and reduce costs.

· Reviews and maintains inventory levels to maximize inventory turnover and to minimize backorders.

· Develop strategic approach and tactical sourcing for local and international demand of product

· Collaborates with other departments to effectively and timely resolve issues of quantity, quality, and freight.

· Develops business relationships with existing and new vendors to optimize on pricing, terms, and delivery.

· Verifies vendor acknowledgements of purchase orders to ensure timely receipt.

· Drives purchasing initiatives for product lines to meet company goals and objectives.

· Identifies, evaluates and develops purchasing policies and procedures to ensure best practices.

· Reviews and resolves backorders with vendors.

· Assists in vendor chargebacks for quality or backorder issues.

· Requests quotes for new items for the most cost-effective purchase.

· Work hand-in-hand with departmental leadership in automation of processes where possible using available and future technologies.

· Maintains awareness of current market conditions, new products, and supply sources to support the business and the independent business owners for Market America, Inc.

· Complies with company policies and procedures.

· Performs other duties as needed.

Education & Experience Requirements:

· Bachelor's degree in business or related field or a combination of equivalent experience, education and training

· Five (5) plus years of experience in purchasing, vendor relationships, and sales and inventory analysis

· Demonstrate experience in progressive supervisory roles preferred

· Must have advanced knowledge of accounting documentation

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, or military or veteran status. We consider all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.

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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:Full-Time
  • Location:Greensboro, NC
  • Job Type:Manufacturing
  • Experience:None
  • Education:None
  • Date Posted:4/11/2024
  • Contact: Taylor Phillips (984) 884-6332
  • Pay Range: $60,000.00 - $70,000.00 Annually
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Job Reference: JN -042024-364322