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Purchasing Manager

4WP Compton, CA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:

The Purchasing Manager is a critical member of our Supply Chain team whom can evaluate and manage purchasing areas that efficiently and cost effectively support our operation. Our Purchasing Manager will be responsible for leading a team that works directly with suppliers to ensure that we are efficient in quality, cost and delivery, while following purchasing policies and procedures. The ideal candidate will be a skilled negotiator with a background in the automotive or retail goods industry and seeks change for the improvement of the long-term needs of the business. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

•    Responsible for procedures and methods for inventory management control for a multitude of “in house” and 3rd party SKUs

•    Negotiates vendor contracts and purchase orders to formalize agreed upon terms and conditions with suppliers

•    Evaluates active supply base vendors on a scheduled basis to provide feedback and determine where corrective actions are required

•    Reviews and approves the purchase of products and supplies while maintaining quality, cost and delivery effectiveness. 

•    Works with freight forwarders on moving inventory from Asia to US distribution centers.

•    Takes the lead on resolution of problems with suppliers during escalation process 

•    Ensures that purchasing policies and procedures are aligned to company guidelines

•    Meets with suppliers to investigate facilities capacity, systems and ability to meet quality requirements, specifications and delivery dates

•    Supervises, leads, evaluates, and develops departmental personnel to work in a team based, continuous improvement environment


SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

•    Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management or in an equivalent function is required

•    APICS certified is preferred

•    3 plus years in a high volume automotive/retail goods/consumer durable goods industry required

•    3 plus years of related supply chain, purchasing and or procurement experience 

•    Proven negotiation skills and experience in creating purchasing strategies

•    Microsoft Office proficiency (including Outlook; Word; Excel and PowerPoint) 

•    Strong analytical, problem solving skill and knowledge of modern best practice methods

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills for a demanding and customer focused working environment

•    Ability to work productively, efficiently & effectively with initiative and drive under tight timelines and pressure while maintaining attention to detail and quality

•    Willingness to learn, improve and adapt


WORKING CONDITIONS

•    Working conditions are that of a standard office environment


TAP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Company Description
About Transamerican Auto Parts:
For more than 50 years, Transamerican Auto Parts (“TAP”) has been an industry leader in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of off-road parts for Jeeps and light trucks. TAP has numerous entities serving various niches in the automotive aftermarket under its corporate umbrella. From 4 Wheel Parts to Transamerican Wholesale, TAP subsidiaries provide the best parts and services for the customer at the most competitive prices.

Since 1961, TAP has grown with the popularity of off-roading. The company began by supplying Jeep parts to local dealers and independent service centers that catered to 4×4 enthusiasts. The original company did not deal directly with the consumer at first, but as the company grew, so did its focus. In the ensuing decades, TAP established and acquired industry leading brands, including Pro Comp, Smittybuilt, Rubicon Express, and G2 Axle & Gear. The company also launched Off-Road Adventures, a magazine for off-road enthusiasts.

TAP conducts business through a three-pronged sales, service, and manufacturing paradigm. The company supplements a robust mail-order system with 80 plus brick-and-mortar retail centers, staffed with experienced product and installation specialists. In addition to the retail initiative, TAP has accelerated its business with the e-commerce marketplace. Led by its flagship Websites 4WheelParts.com and 4WD.com, TAP’s 22 consumer-oriented sites have collectively grown beyond 2.6 million visitors each month. The TAP e-commerce network facilitates consumer sales, service, and support. TAP’s manufacturing system features a 100,000 square foot research and production facility that incorporates an in-house conceptualization, design, and implementation process. From the beginning, TAP has dedicated its resources to serving its customers, and to establishing itself as the premier supplier and distributor of high-quality automotive parts.

To learn more about us, visit: www.4wheelparts.com & http://transamericanautoparts.com

EEO Statement:
TAP is proud of our diverse employee population. Employment offers include a requirement for successful completion of a background investigation, and pre-employment drug screening. We use E-Verify to determine employment eligibility for all new employees. EEO/AA - W/V/D/M

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About Transamerican Auto Parts: For more than 50 years, Transamerican Auto Parts (“TAP”) has been an industry leader in the manufacture, distribution, and sale of off-road parts for Jeeps and light trucks. TAP has numerous entities serving various niches in the automotive aftermarket under its corporate umbrella. From 4 Wheel Parts to Transamerican Wholesale, TAP subsidiaries provide the best parts and services for the customer at the most competitive prices. Since 1961, TAP has grown with the popularity of off-roading. The company began by supplying Jeep parts to local dealers and independent service centers that catered to 4×4 enthusiasts. The original company did not deal directly with the consumer at first, but as the company grew, so did its focus. In the ensuing decades, TAP established and acquired industry leading brands, including Pro Comp, Smittybuilt, Rubicon Express, and G2 Axle & Gear. The company also launched Off-Road Adventures, a magazine for off-road enthusiasts. TAP conducts business through a three-pronged sales, service, and manufacturing paradigm. The company supplements a robust mail-order system with 80 plus brick-and-mortar retail centers, staffed with experienced product and installation specialists. In addition to the retail initiative, TAP has accelerated its business with the e-commerce marketplace. Led by its flagship Websites 4WheelParts.com and 4WD.com, TAP’s 22 consumer-oriented sites have collectively grown beyond 2.6 million visitors each month. The TAP e-commerce network facilitates consumer sales, service, and support. TAP’s manufacturing system features a 100,000 square foot research and production facility that incorporates an in-house conceptualization, design, and implementation process. From the beginning, TAP has dedicated its resources to serving its customers, and to establishing itself as the premier supplier and distributor of high-quality automotive parts. To learn more about us, visit: www.4wheelparts.com & http://transamericanautoparts.com EEO Statement: TAP is proud of our diverse employee population. Employment offers include a requirement for successful completion of a background investigation, and pre-employment drug screening. We use E-Verify to determine employment eligibility for all new employees. EEO/AA - W/V/D/M

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