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Job Title: Import Buyer - Finished Goods

Job Number: 150487

Job Location: Sharonville, OH

Relocation Assistance Available: No


As Import Buyer, you will be responsible for placing and expediting purchase orders and maintenance of supplier relationships to assure continuity of supply, continued growth and maximum profitability. The ideal candidate will have knowledge in global buying/purchasing including strategic planning, expediting, inventory control, cost management, quality control, demonstrates effective negotiation and leadership skills. This position reports to the Purchasing Manager.


· Place and expedite purchase orders to meet all customer demands

· Set up and maintains optimal inventory levels and monitors excess and obsolete inventory.

· Interface directly with internal customers to execute delivery commitments through purchase orders and work orders.

· Identify problem areas that impact supplier delivery and quality performance and initiate corrective action.

· Analyze customer and sample RFQ’s, evaluates supplier proposals, and performs price analysis.

· Initiates new supplier search and performs supplier evaluation.

· Support efforts to reduce cost, consolidate the supply base, reduce inventory and implement new suppliers capable of meeting current and future organizational needs.

· Support new product development from the concept stage through successful product launch

· Maintain mutually beneficial long term partnership style relationships with our suppliers in an effort to foster continuous improvement and feedback.

· Understand, track, and forecast the key cost drivers for assigned suppliers and takes appropriate actions to control purchased material and product costs

· Display strong inter-personal and team building skills.

· Effective decision making abilities.

· Effective negotiating skills.


-Minimum 2 years Import purchasing/supply chain experience in a distribution environment.

-Proven experience effectively managing supplier relationships, reducing costs, and maintaining optimal inventory levels.

-Strong negotiation skills.

-ERP/MRP systems experience.

- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

- Ability to solve problems and multi-task in fast paced dynamic environment

-Fluency in Mandarin a plus but not mandatory