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Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Chair Sales Center (CSC)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630

Work Designation:  Hybrid

Salary Range: $ 50,806.00 - $98,407.00 



Position Summary:

Do you love the art of the deal and a challenge?   If you are energized by negotiating, analyzing, and meeting people from across the world, we have a wonderful opportunity for you.   As a Buyer assigned to New Product Introduction Team, you will have the opportunity to enhance your understanding of a global supply chain and how products are developed.   In this role you will help execute new products and ensure they are introduced in the market by being the procurement lead.   This role will execute and monitor the planning and purchasing process for new products across a multi brand platform. The role will work closely with the Sourcing teams, PMO teams and Engineering teams on establishing best practices in procurement strategies of new products.  

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Procures supplies, materials, services, tooling, and equipment for delivery at specified time or location.
  • Places and updates purchase orders for NPI launches, manage delivery of products and ensures timely delivery to eliminate potential for backorders and stockouts. 
  • Work with the PMO team to update schedule on deliveries to ensure launch timelines can be achieved. 
  • Work with the Sourcing specialist on capacity planning and equipment requirements. 
  • Manage any subcontracting process related to NPI launches. 
  • Plans, schedules, and monitors the movement of materials through the fulfillment cycle.
  • Advises team of any actual or potential material shortages.  Work with Sourcing and Engineering to resolve any potential issue that may impact launch dates
  • Ensures suppliers have complete product information to meet product quality standards and deliveries for production and assist with the PPAP process. 
  • 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 resolves material review board (MRB) parts and resolves supplier non-conformances and cost recovery.

Qualifications, Skills and Education

  • 2-3 years+ Experience international supply chain management, or equivalent education. 
  • Minimum 3+ year of procurement experience in Buying/Sourcing
  • BA/BS degree in Business Administration or Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in Excel.
  • 3 years+ Experience working with ERP systems or equivalent knowledge.


  • CPM, CPSM, APICS Certification preferred.
  • Experience working with global supply chain with key focus on Asia/Mexico
  • Experience in Kanban, Min/Max, lead-time reductions, VMI or VOI experience,
  • Mandarin or Spanish Language Skill is a plus

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.

  • Work Remotely: Live and work wherever you like! We support employee needs and offer flexibility to work remotely to be able to attract talent from almost anywhere!

  • 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.

  • Computer: All of the IT equipment you will need for your home or onsite workspace will be provided. For remote workers, a $11 biweekly stipend will be provided for internet.

  • 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, 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.

Nearest Major Market: Orange County
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

Job Segment: Retail Sales, Retail

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