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Purchasing Specialist

Company: Design Within Reach Inc.
Location: Stamford
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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 abilities...

* 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 more.

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.

Keywords: Design Within Reach Inc., Stamford , Purchasing Specialist, Other , Stamford, Connecticut

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