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Primary Arms, LLC

Primary Arms, LLC

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Purchasing Agent

Primary Arms, LLC
Primary Arms, LLC

Posted 5 months ago

Purchasing Agent

Houston, Texas

Corporate
Full-Time
Primary Arms, LLC is seeking a seasoned Purchasing Agent with outstanding communication skills, and proven Forecasting expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Creates purchase orders and ensures they are communicated to the vendors.
  • Verifies purchase order accuracy and receives confirmation of accuracy from the vendor.
  • Tracks upcoming ETAs for promotional buys.
  • Communicates all cost discrepancies/discontinued product announcements to the Merchandising team.
  • Manages past due purchase orders in a timely manner.
  • Works daily with Customer Service to resolve any product backorder issues.
  • Works with Accounting Department to resolve any invoice discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Ensures we are optimizing our direct buying resources while maintaining inventory levels and utilizing distribution channels to fill any gaps.
  • Analyzes and troubleshoots demand related issues in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Works to achieve continuous overall margin improvement.
  • Achieves and maintains in-stock rates while reducing out of stock items
  • Monitors and maintains optimal inventory levels while meeting fulfillment rate expectations.
  • Continuously develops buying skills (the right inventory at the right time).
  • Stays within open to buy dollars.
  • Perform other related duties, as needed, within the Primary Arms team

Required Skills/Qualifications:
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and an expert in Excel 
  • Must be able to analyze data and make well supported purchasing decisions with minimal input or assistance.
  • 3 + years of experience forecasting and purchasing inventory (Preferably buying retail products)
  • 3 + years of experience expediting Purchase Orders to reduce out of stock products
  • 2 + years of negotiating product cost and payment terms
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong written, verbal, interpersonal and social skills (including ability to establish relationships with supplier and PA team members)
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Strong organizational skills and time management
  • Must be a team player with solid references and a willingness

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