The role of the Purchasing Specialist is to support Operations
and cross-functional team members by providing data-driven analysis
to help achieve the financial goals. The Purchasing Specialist will
be the primary liaison between vendors and Design Within Reach. The
Purchasing Specialist works closely with: Inventory, Operations,
Merchandising, Logistics and Marketing/Web departments.
What you'll do:
You'll have opportunities to design, achieve and build
relationships every day as you...
* Assist Planning team with forecasting and purchasing to
support the sales and margin goals * Identify trends, growth
opportunities and risks to the business and make recommendations to
grow the business profitably. * Produce Purchase Orders and follow
Orders from order generation through order completion. Partner with
vendors to best meet client needs. * Guide communication between
Contract Operations and Planning teams. * Collaborate with imports
and warehouse teams to most efficiently process the shipments. *
Participate in all Planning / Team meetings and offer sales insight
within select departments. * Perform ad-hoc reporting. Aim to
refine and improve processes.
Does this sound like you?
This might be you if you have the following skills and
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience * 1-2 years of
experience in Inventory or Supply Chain Planning * Ability to build
strong relationships within a cross-functional team environment *
Produce quality work and proactively deliver results * Demonstrated
ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment *
Strong Excel, Microsoft Office, and familiarity with ERP systems *
A keen passion for customer experience and service excellence
As a Purchasing Specialist , you'll be eligible for DWR's
comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision
insurance, paid holidays, parental leave, green transit subsidy and
Design Within Reach provides equal employment opportunities to
all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin,
ancestry, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other
characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws, and
prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type.