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Chewy Buyer in Belton, Missouri

Our Opportunity:

Chewy is currently recruiting for a Buyer for our fulfillment center in Belton, MO. This role requires a candidate with the proven ability to assess inventory, negotiate pricing, and coordinate purchases. They will need to have the ability to keep pace with our fast growth in an extremely deadline-driven environment. This individual will be someone who likes dealing with ambiguity, change, and enjoys getting into the details to drive improvements every single day.

What you\u0026#39;ll do:

  • Primary on-site procurement contact that will provide procurement operations support for fulfillment center(s) through purchase of non-inventory products and base building services, vendor management, and procurement related projects

  • Lead and Manage a team of non-inventory receivers across multiple shifts (days/nights)

  • Responsible for managing spend over $30M+ yearly per FC managed through active purchasing of non-inventory goods and services

  • Manage capital spend projects through PO creation and vendor management; project valuations from $10k to over $15M

  • Complete daily inventory counts of inventory in order to analyze and forecast future need

  • Become subject matter expert in several areas of indirect spend from material specs to industry knowledge of services to accurately assess projects and needs of the business

  • Partner with internal customers, such as Finance Manager or GM, to positively influence spending decisions, while developing measures for tracking savings and other value-added metrics

  • Negotiate with vendors and suppliers to provide value added cost savings to the overall business and create agreements and establish contracts as necessary

  • Problem solves multiple areas with high level of speed and precision; from supplier performance and delivery to internal team delivery of products to operations

  • Complete indirect inventory ordering through a P2P cloud-based system

  • Have thorough knowledge of indirect inventory shipment tracking, receipt, and confirmation of PO delivery to meet metric expectations

  • Maintain on site procurement files including JI’s for team

  • Own flow, supply, and space management of non-inventory materials through active daily tracking against network standards

  • Complete project initiatives by working cross functionally with multiple departments to drive savings and overall service level improvements

  • Actively partner with AP, suppliers, and internal teams as necessary to ensure timely payment to vendors and resolve payment issues as they arrive

  • Understand safety responsibilities of direct team members to ensure safe working environment

  • Complete work in a warehouse environment where direct team is not centrally located requiring frequent walking or time away from desk in order to ensure team is effectively supported

  • Complete supply chain and network level projects or additional work as designated

What you\u0026#39;ll need:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Business or related field OR 5+ years in related field

  • 2+ years of procurement experience for a fulfillment center or related area

  • 1+ years of managing onsite team members

  • 1+ years in vendor management including knowledge of negotiation, and expediting of services

  • Advanced analytics and advanced Excel skills including knowledge of how to analyze data through formulas, pivot tables, etc.

  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills while dealing with multiple high priority items simultaneously while shifting priorities as necessary

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills for effective problem solving and team management

  • Comfort assessing teams needs by adjusting own hours as necessary to meet with both day and night team members

  • Highest levels of integrity and ethics

  • Experience with Oracle, SAP, or other related P2P systems

\u0026amp;nbsp;Preferred Qualifications:

  • High adaptability to constant changing environment

  • Strong ability to remain self-motivated and manage team without direct manager oversight

  • Be comfortable working with and providing input to several levels of management

  • Understand and navigate through complexities of multiple manager requests or opinions

  • Ability to foresee potential issues and advocate for resolution while maintaining relationships

  • Supply Chain Background (e.g. logistics, inventory turn management, forecasting, operations)

  • Position may require up to 25% travel

Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members. \u0026amp;nbsp; If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact\u0026amp;nbsp;HR@Chewy.com. \u0026amp;nbsp; To access Chewy’s Privacy Policy, which contains information regarding information collected from job applicants and how we use it, please click here:\u0026amp;nbsp;https://www.chewy.com/app/content/privacy).