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Posted: Mon Feb 26 2024


Birmingham, AL



Boulo Solutions is sourcing candidates for a growing company in the eastern portion of Birmingham, AL looking to hire a Buyer to join their team. We are seeking a self-motivated, critical-thinking buyer who is ready to make a meaningful impact to the short- and longterm financial success for the company. The buyer will own all inventory responsibilities for assigned vendor accounts as a part of the Sales Generation team. They will also create action-aimed reports, research and analyze data for greater results, manage inventory virtually to improve in three main areas: profitability, availability, and efficiency. The role can be trained, so if you love analyzing data and understand Excel, Sequel and Microsoft Power BI this could be a good fit for you!

Employment Type: Full-Time
Flexibility: Culture
Pay: $60-65k
Benefits: Wonderful Medical, Dental and Vision plans for you and your family, 401(k), Life Insurance and 120 hours Paid Time Off. 

This position is for associates that thrive off business profitability, actionable measurement, and strong relationships. Above all else, the buyer is integral to the success of our vision which is to be the most valuable part of every supply chain we touch! 

• Engages with the purchasing and sales teams to achieve sales goals and profitable sales growth with the company.
• Assists in developing and troubleshooting the replenishment strategy to create a more accurate forecast and efficiency.
• Maintains, measures, and tracks all inventory, both inbound, in stock, and outgoing for assigned vendor(s).
• Creates, maintains and follows through on purchase orders to meet demand and increase forecast accuracy.
• Manages aging and excess inventory with vendor returns and sales support for assigned vendor(s).
• Analyzes inventory and out-of-stock to identify key opportunities to maximize profitability and future demand.
• Executes daily reporting and maintenance to adhere to transparency standards.
• Confirms all aspects of purchase orders and confirmations with vendors and the company.
• Ensures the team has most current and accurate information to communicate with accounts and preferred contacts or portals.
• Assists with the day to day operations in Purchasing.
• Assists with company inbound product and pricing information maintenance in the database.
• Coordinates with all departments and vendor(s) to facilitate accuracy of item database.
• Works with Accounting, Receiving, and Inventory Control to clear any discrepancies in receiving, payments, invoicing, returns or exceptions.
• Identifies and solves supply chain issues, including data audits for inventory integrity.
• Assists all areas of compny with any needed help as assigned by leadership.

• 1-2 years of supply chain, purchasing, business, sales, analytics, or related field (internships count!) 
•Business degree from an accredited four-year university preferred, or equivalent work experience (new and upcoming grads please apply!) 
• Advanced experience with analytics, data management, reporting and queries (SQL a plus)
• Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
• Works well under pressure and responds to urgent requests with necessary balance to provide solutions while maintaining healthy workflow boundaries and meeting deadlines
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
• Fast-paced work ethic with a high emphasis on holistic quality
Customer Service - Responds promptly to customer (internal or external) needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in all situations; Responds well to questions.
Teamwork - Contributes to building a positive team spirit
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.
Ethics - Works with integrity and ethically
Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality
Quantity - Meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner

**Don't meet every requirement? Studies show that women and people of color sometimes don’t apply for a position that they’re interested in because they are missing a few of the requirements. If this role sounds exciting and you’re missing some requirements, apply anyways! You may have strengths and experiences in other areas that will enable you to thrive in this role and we won't be able to identify you if you don’t apply. You may be just the right candidate.

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