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Company:  Exemplis
Department:  Supply Chain (SC)

Cypress, CA, US, 90630 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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ 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 experience with Exemplis
  • Mandarin or Spanish language skills a plus.

About Us:

Exemplis is the fastest-growing office furniture and e-commerce company in the industry! We’re an entrepreneurial company offering infinite possibilities. Being a one-stop-shop means our customers can have everything they need to create exactly what they want. Our world-class customer service, fastest shipping, biggest textile program, and award-winning designs have made us the industry leader for over 25 years. Our SitOnIt Seating brand 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—get more out of their day.

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.

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

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