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Buyer

Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Supply Chain (SC)
Location: 

US

Position Summary:

We’re looking for a driven and experienced professional Buyer to help us continue to grow and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing global environment. The primary 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 that business targets are met.

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 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 assigned 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.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years of procurement experience.
  • 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.
  • Moderate to Advanced Excel proficiency
  • Effective analytical and problem solving skills
     

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Bilingual - English and Mandarin.
  • CPM, CPSM, APICS certifications preferred.
  • Experience in procuring/planning in office furniture industry or at experience with Exemplis

About Us:

Exemplis is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company offering customizable products across our growing brand portfolio.  Our world-class customer service, fastest shipping, biggest textile program, and award-winning designs have made us an industry leader for over 25 years.  Our flagship brand SitOnIt Seating® was created to give our customers what they want, how they want it, when they want it. Today, we’re constantly reimagining how space, textile, and design can help everyone—from medical offices to Fortune 500 companies to home offices across North America.  Check out all of our brands at Exemplis.com.

People are at the core of our business, and on our team, everyone makes an impact.  We absolutely owe our success to our incredible group of talented employees who bring equal parts skill, passion, drive – and, of course, fun – to the table each and every day.  We have created a workplace that is inclusive and diverse where everyone can be their authentic self, and where that authenticity is celebrated.  By creating an environment where people from every background can thrive, Exemplis becomes a better and more successful company.  

We're proud to be a company that gives back to the very communities that our team members live and work in.  Our giving ethos focuses on three buckets of impact: sustainability, community outreach and transparent operations.  From donating lobby seating to medical clinics in low-income neighborhoods to our yearly giving week and toy drive for Toys for Tots, we believe collaboration, kindness and authenticity are essential to our humanity.  

Exemplis is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our company adheres to the equal employment opportunity guidelines set forth by federal, state and local laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state or federal civil rights laws that is not related to job requirements.

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