The Buyer supports our Sourcing team and reports to the Purchasing Manager.

Essential Functions:

  • Works with the Sales and Operations teams and the Purchasing Manager to develop new product, test the new product and manage the production process through completion.
  • Coordinates and manages critical milestones in both domestic and import orders.
  • Forecasts levels of demand, keeps constant check on stock levels for both domestics and imports.
  • Generates and expedites purchase orders on a timely basis as per the SLA and customer requirements.
  • Negotiates pricing, rebates, incentives, and discount programs with suppliers.
  • Ensures supplier decisions are consistent with department strategy and get Purchasing manager’s sign off.
  • Reviews lab dips, strike-offs, bulk fabric and trim and communicates to suppliers within 24 hours of receipt.
  • Tracks and manages W.I.P for import orders. Tracks and coordinates shipments through Customs and delivery through designated customs broker.
  • Communicates back orders and stock out orders to sales support partners on a timely basis as per the SLA.
  • Communicates as necessary/required to all appropriate stakeholders on any issue that impacts customer.
  • Identifies and checks dead stock on a routine basis.
  • Assists manager in resolving product related issues from customers.
  • Assists with ad-hoc planning and analysis and special projects as assigned by manager.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

What you need to succeed:

  • Excellent communication and people skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and forward-thinking.
  • Thorough understanding of the business operational processes and supply chain.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • proficient with forecasting, scheduling, and planning tools. Infor ERP experience is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of production scheduling methodologies, multi-step process planning, and inventory prioritization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with business partners internally and external to the organization.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person, phone, and email timely with the highest levels of customer service.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5(+) five plus years’ experience as a Buyer (apparel development/textiles preferred).
  • Experience with domestic and international suppliers preferred.
  • Technical application daily with ERP and other systems as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

Candidates should submit their resume to paige.tillson@threadsuniforms.com.