Purchase Manager job South Plainfield New Jersey
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Purchase Manager Job

Employer Name: Trade Lines, Inc. SpiderID: 8930610
Location: South Plainfield, New Jersey Date Posted: 9/9/2019
Wage: Category: Import/Export
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
• Analyze Market research, Sales performance and Forecasting inputs towards developing Demand outlook for Home Textile products
• Evaluate and develop strategic supplier relationships for TLI that create and sustain a competitive advantage in cost, quality and delivery
• Monitor TLI’s strategic supplier key performance indicators (KPIs), conduct offshore (China) factories / supplier reviews, and implement continuous improvement plans based on price, quality and timeliness of delivery
• Gather product data, logistics requirements, material specs, and drawings to issue Requests for Quotation (RFQ) in order to make supplier selection
• Visit factories in India and China to confirm supplier’s ability to quote and deliver the product
• Attend Textile focused fairs, trade shows (i.e., Heimtextil, Germany, Canton Fair) to understand trends, sourcing new products and vendors
• Analyze and execute sourcing strategies that improve cost, lead times, and working capital, mitigate supply risks, ensure high quality materials and rationalize the supply base
• Work collaboratively with factories and suppliers to conduct competitive sourcing events, lead contract negotiations, and execute long-term supply agreements with key strategic suppliers to drive favorable contract terms and pricing
• Oversee purchase order preparation, bid proposals and review requisitions for goods
• Create Supply Chain strategies to optimize metrics: inventory turns, out of stocks, service levels, etc.
• Maintain standardized testing procedures and requirements for each stage of product creation: development, photo / sales samples, and bulk production
• Submit fabrics for testing at each stage, follow up, evaluate, document, and communicate results to the team
• Support TLI’s strategic supplier relationships through establishment and measurement of KPIs and other performance measures to deliver cost optimization and maintain focus on pioneering and innovative products
• Monitor Home Textile product lines to assure availability when needed to maintain continuous workflow to clients while maintaining proper inventory levels
• Maintain and review computerized records in EXENTA™ ERP (formerly known as Simparel) of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance, and inventories
• Plan and establish goals and objectives for the team, with direct impact on short and long-term financial performance of TLI
• Run reports on EXENTA ERP to analyze the Inventory levels and performance of TLI’s supply chain process
• Participate in formulating and administering TLI policies and developing long range goals and objectives. This includes the direction and focus of activities for the Merchandising / Purchasing department to further the overall progressive goals and objectives and monitor their progress

Job Requirements:
* Bachelors Degree in Fashion Merchandising or equivalent
* Minimum 5 years of purchasing experience required, along with 3 years strategic sourcing experience.
* Experience developing RFPs, negotiating and managing master purchase and supply agreements.
* Knowledgeable in sourcing strategy development and execution.
* Able to persuade, influence and explore alternatives that meet strategic procurement objectives.
* Team player/builder with ability to work effectively across business or functional lines.
* Excellent communication, problem solving, negotiation, organizational, and decision making skills.
* Willing to travel globally to meet suppliers and stakeholder
* Able to operate independently and under pressure, multi-task and manage changing priorities.
* Knowledge of ERP systems is a plus.

Job Criteria:
Start Date: 09/16/2019
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: 4
Education Required: Bachelors
Overnight Travel: 25-50%
Vacation Time: 2 weeks / year

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Other Benefits

Company Profile:
Trade Lines, Inc. (TLI), established in 1995, is an Importer and Wholesaler of Home Fashion Goods.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Sudarshan Uppuluri Company Type: Employer
Company: Trade Lines Inc.
City: South Plainfield
State: New Jersey

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