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Materials Buyer

Company: The Natural Latex Company
Location: Camarillo
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Summary We are currently looking for an experienced Materials Buyer for our Camarillo, CA manufacturing plant. This position requires confidence, independent action, initiative, a sense of urgency, and the ability to make decisions and take responsibility for them. The right candidate can react and adjust quickly to changing conditions and come up with practical ideas for dealing with them. Their style is purposeful, directed at getting things done quickly. There are daily challenges and pressures, and people and problems must be handled with confidence and determination. This job requires self-assurance and competitive drive. The responsibilities are broad in scope, encompassing a wide variety of activities requiring problem-solving skills and rapid shifts in priorities. This is primarily a task-focused job, requiring a somewhat authoritative, directive leadership style that encourages results-driven, task-oriented collaboration. What you'll do: Manage the purchasing of all raw materials and finished goods, including drop shipped products, fixtures, and equipment Maintain relationships, negotiate pricing and track inventory with suppliers for all materials, sourcing new suppliers as needs arise Manage the company---s day-to-day purchasing activities Ability to apply critical thinking, using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. Ability to gather and analyze data and work with the figures supplied Propose improvements to the current purchasing system that will improve supplier relationships and lower the cost of doing business Collaborate with our data analyst to develop metrics for gauging inventory level needs and then maintaining those levels throughout the year Monitor and forecast upcoming levels of demand based on past sales cycles YOY growth Communicate with executive team and gain approval for purchasing contracts with new suppliers Ensure compliance to all record keeping requirements Who you are: Backed by 5 years of experience in the purchasing of inventory for a retail company or manufacturer An organized and agile multi-tasker who can juggle many projects at one time An adept problem-solver who stays cool under the pressure of tight deadlines An empathetic team player who collaborates well with business partners and vendors A skilled communicator who articulates problems and solutions with ease What you get: Competitive salary based on experience Chance to grow your skills & work on a wide variety of projects Partial work from home opportunity on some days Generous holiday schedule Continuing education with best-in-class conferences Work hands-on with best thought leaders & consultants in the industry Huge opportunities to expand your responsibilities and position as the company continues to rapidly grow Are You the Right Person? Send us your resume Tell us why you are the ideal person for this position Complete our Behavioral Assessment at this URL: https://assess.predictiveindex.com/2ZZxv Company Description The Natural Latex Company is a leading luxury mattress manufacturer, specializing in natural and organic mattresses, promoting healthy sleep for a balanced lifestyle through multiple online brands such as PlushBeds, Latex For Less and Eco Terra. With a 80,000 sf manufacturing plant and affiliations with several online marketplaces such as Amazon, Wayfair, Home Depot, and Walmart, NLC is one of the few vertically integrated leaders in the premium sleep space and a pioneer in the online bed-in-a-box space. It is NLC---s commitment to excellence in craftsmanship and to a superior customer experience that has driven them to become one of America---s largest manufacturers of natural and organic latex mattresses that are as affordable as they are indulgent.

Keywords: The Natural Latex Company, Camarillo , Materials Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Camarillo, California

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