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Company: Crafts Group
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Job Description:

A Premier Needle Arts CompanyVancouver, WA / Director of Purchasing and Product Development/ Full Time, On-SiteWhile we are navigating the current Covid-19 situation, most of our staff is working remotely. This position will require some on-site time with specific team members, and Crafts Group is following all required and recommended guidelines to provide a clean and safe work environment for those who do come into the office. Our teams will continue to primarily telecommute until we return to working in our newly remodeled office space later this year.About UsFor thirty years Crafts Group has been making crafts accessible to everyone through quality products and engaging content. Today, Crafts Group is home to four thriving brands that serve quilters, knitters, crocheters, and sewists through print catalogs and content-rich e-commerce sites. Our core mission (and passion) is to inspire and enable people to create beautiful things.The handmade movement is growing worldwide and becoming increasingly relevant to the values our society holds dear. Here in the US, we're leading this growth. We source the best quality yarns, fabrics, threads, and other supplies so that crafters can do what they do best: create. We give crafters the tools they need to support their handmade lifestyle.Our close-knit teams for all four brands are headquartered just across the river from Portland, OR. Located ten minutes from the Portland Airport, our Vancouver office is a supportive and creative environment in a newly renovated work space. If you value community, creativity, and all things handmade, this is the place for you.Crafts Group is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a company that represents the craft communities we serve. We welcome employees of all backgrounds and perspectives, and we are committed to providing an inclusive working environment.The Challenge and The OpportunityAs our Buyer, you will place and track all purchase orders with vendors and provide open order reporting. You will work collaboratively to achieve efficiencies and lower costs. You will maintain relationships with vendors by keeping open lines of communication. You will use your organizational skills and aptitude for detail to control domestic inventory levels, and perform daily, weekly, and monthly inventory activities and generate status reports.Job DutiesEnter data regarding new products into inventory management systems and perform item maintenance (i.e. discontinuing, closeout, sales, clearance and kit ordering).Manage drop ship orders and communicate status with Customer Service department and vendors.Manage sale price of items based on promotional activity, sales channel and closeout status.Coordinate barcode, UPC and ISBN labels and other artwork for vendors.Manage open purchase orders on a weekly basis; follow up on unconfirmed orders; track orders that have not yet arrived and notify customer service and brand teams when there are material delays.Work with receiving team at warehouse, shippers, freight forwarders, and vendors to track partial, undelivered and missing orders. Communicate with vendors regarding quality issues and manage returns.Proof catalog pages for correct inventory item information, and make buys in preparation for catalog launches.Assist with product development for brand and merchandising teams.Performs other duties, special projects and functions as necessary or as assigned.Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.Display excellent communication skills including presentation, persuasion, and negotiation skills, and be able to remain calm and courteous under pressure.The TeamThe team is a group of dedicated crafters, designers, photographers and web builders, working together to drive product development, publish our catalog, drive e-commerce, produce learning content, and support the development of the industry at-large. We are exceptionally collaborative, supportive, thoughtful, and passionate about supporting each other and serving the diverse crafting market. We are a team of people with big ideas who talk openly and candidly with each other, but always with kindness and respect.The Skill SetBachelor's in Business, Supply Chain Management or Logistics, or a related field, or two years related experience and/or training in a purchasing or a manufacturing environment with data reporting responsibilities; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.Supply chain management or purchasing experience desired.Two years' experience in purchasing or manufacturing environment with data reporting responsibilities.Excellent communication, and problem-solving skills.Ability to work well with others in a team environment. Experience working with teams from multiple disciplinesAttention to detail and strong decision making skills.Intermediate knowledge of MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and image formats.Ability to handle confidential information with a high level of discretion.Strong math abilities (analysis, statistics, data and/or number manipulation).Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and details simultaneously, and take them from inception to completion in a very short time.An understanding that "That's not my job" is antithetical to our culture. You're not above or afraid rolling up your sleeves and getting to work.Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical DemandsRequired to sit for extended periods of time; use hands to finger, handle or feel; talk and hear. Occasionally required to stand or walk; reach with arms or hands; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Occasionally required to lift and move up to 25 lbs. unassisted. Vision to include ability to adjust focus, color perception, depth perception. Job may occasionally require hours that exceed 8 hours per day and/or 40 hours per week.

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