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Buyer Sr (Remote)

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Supply Chain (SC)


Work Designation:  Remote

Salary Range: $ 60,967.00 - $118,089.00 



Position Summary:

We’re looking for a driven, experienced professional Senior Buyer to help us continue to grow and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing global environment. The primarily responsibilities of this role are to support and drive procurement, supply planning, and supplier management actions to help achieve both individual- and team-based KPIs. Emphasis will be needed on proactively managing and partnering with our most critical and challenging suppliers to ensure business targets are met. Additionally, the Senior Buyer must monitor and drive improvements to individual and supplier KPIs with minimal oversight, plan and execute SCM projects, and provide training, coaching, and mentorship to new/junior buyers.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Procures supplies, materials, services, and equipment for delivery at specified time.
  • Places and updates purchase orders for current line of products and ensures timely delivery to eliminate backorders and out of stock items.
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the fulfillment cycle.
  • Advises team of any actual or potential material shortages.
  • Ensures that suppliers have complete product information to meet product quality standards and deliveries for production.
  • Monitors performance of buyer KPIs and develops/executes improvement actions.
  • Tracks individual complete and on-time delivery (COT) performance, assigns reason codes for order fulfillment failures, and drives actions to improve future performance for his/her commodities.
  • Tracks and reports suppliers’ service performance on supplier OTD, lead time, flexibility, capacity, safety stock, and shipping to complete and deliver quarterly supplier scorecards
  • Monitors internal min/max levels and vendor safety stock to maximize inventory turns while ensuring material availability.
  • Tracks and resolves material review board (MRB) parts and resolves supplier non-conformances and cost recovery.
  • Conducts monthly supplier reviews of long-term component levels forecasts, capacity commitments, and mitigations to ensure demand-supply balance.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 5+ years of procurement experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • CPM, CPSM, APICS certifications preferred.
  • Experience in procuring/planning in office furniture industry or at Exemplis
  • Mandarin or Spanish language skills a plus.
  • Knowledge of materials requirement planning, inventory control techniques, forecasting, production planning, cost/price analysis, use of standard costs, production processes (internal and at the suppliers).
  • Experience with supplier Kanban, supplier safety stock programs, lead time reductions and vendor owned inventory (VOI) or vendor managed inventory (VMI) processes.
  • Experience in managing a global supply chain, preferably involving Asia and/or Mexico, and incorporating just in time (JIT) principles for planning and manufacturing.
  • Strong Excel proficiency
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills

Perks and Benefits

We hope that you’re excited by the possibilities that come along with working at Exemplis! With us, TEAM comes first.  We bring integrity, passion, and excellence to work each day.  Being part of our team means living our core values and thriving in an environment of constant innovation and positive change.

In addition to our unique culture, we also offer these fun perks and benefits.

  • Competitive Salary: Our compensation philosophy is to be externally competitive, internally fair, and not win or lose on compensation. Salary ranges are developed with the support of national benchmarks and industry best practices that adjusts to your cost of labor, years of relevant experience, skill set, and education.

  • Bonus: This position qualifies for a 5% bonus.

  • Hybrid Work Schedule: We support employee needs and their work/life balance so we offer the flexibility to work remotely while being onsite as needed for “collaboration days.”

  • Health Insurance: We offer a variety of health insurance options (medical, dental, vision, etc.) for all of our team members. Eligible the first month following your start date.

  • 401(k): We match 100% up to 3% and then 50% of the next 2% deferred.

  • Time Off: Taking time off to recharge is a must whether it is for your personal health or vacation; paid time off starts accruing day 1!

  • Observed Holidays: 10 company observed holidays: New Years, Martin Luther King, President’s Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day.

  • Employee Discounts across all of our product lines.

  • Hit our Numbers Lunch: When we hit out monthly milestones, we all celebrate!

  • Tuition Scholarships: Partnership with UMASS Global for 10%-20% off tuition for you and/or your family.

About Us:

It all started in a small warehouse in California with just three employees, a fax machine and a bell that rang out every time a chair came down the conveyor belt. Over 25 years later, Exemplis continues to lead, innovate and disrupt an array of industries through its growing family of brands — including SitOnIt Seating, Timbuk2, X-Chair, Mavix, HealthyBack, Edloe Finch, and Albany Park.
From sustainable manufacturing to outreach programs and more, we strive to make a positive impact on everyone we serve. We make sure our people (and their communities) are at the core of our organization. To make a difference, we must be a champion of diversity, inclusion, service and social justice — above all else. 
Are you ready to be a part of something special? We have headquarters, offices and retail stores across the U.S. (plus a variety of flexible work opportunities). Learn more and apply today.
Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state, and local laws. Read our full statement on our careers page.

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