Goleta Automotive Distribution Center is looking for an
experienced Purchasing Clerk.
The Purchasing Clerk is responsible for managing assigned
purchasing areas that efficiently and cost effectively support the
Manage a network of vendors to ensure on-time delivery of
Understand forecasting methods (demand, trend, seasonality).
Optimize inventory across multiple distribution centers.
Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate best terms,
pricing and delivery.
Place purchase orders, control inventory, ensure that stock
levels are kept at appropriate levels and minimize overstock or
stock out conditions.
Arrange transport of goods and track orders to point of
Partner with warehouse teams to expedite the receiving and
check-in of goods and materials.
Assess quality of stock received and escalate any discrepancies
to suppliers and management.
Collaborate with Merchandising, Sales and Engineering on sales
events, new items, product availability and quality related
Research and evaluate potential new sources of supply.
On-board new suppliers as needed.
Process requisitions and update management on status of
5+ years’ experience as a buyer,
replenishment re-buyer or inventory planner
Excellent computer skills: Experience with Microsoft
Office Products with an emphasis
on Excel and Access.
Microsoft Navision (NAV) experience a
Critical thinking and negotiation
Strong communication skills, both
written and verbal.