Vermont Teddy Bear Company |
The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. is in search of a Purchasing Manager to join our Sourcing Team. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing the costing and purchasing processes for all of The Vermont Teddy Bear brands.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Partner with product development, technical design, production, and forecasting to ensure products are ordered in alignment with the brand pricing architecture and product pipeline timelines.
Develop & implement strategies according to plans, monitor progress, and make the necessary adjustments to achieve objectives.
Negotiate skillfully and resolve conflict in tough situations; win concessions without damaging relationships with vendors
Ensure vendors are aligned on best practices that support identified cost management, product quality, and delivery requirements.
Write and issue purchase orders with domestic and international supply partners.
Ensures that all costs and item information are maintained and accurate with systems, reports, and always up to date
Travel domestically and internationally may be required
The ideal candidate will have effective problem solving and negotiation skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills to build effective working relationships internally and with supply partners.
Experience with apparel and fabric manufacturing economics and operations management (i.e., lead-times, transit times, garment and fabric construction and apparel manufacturing operations) and Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
The Vermont Teddy Bear Co. offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and ability along with a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability and life insurance. Additional benefits include: generous time off package, 401(k) with match, a health club membership and 50% discount on all our great products!
Job Code: 19-0006
Posted On: 02/18/19
Closing Date: Open Until Filled