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Assistant Buyer

Job Title: Assistant Buyer
Reports To:  Purchasing Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Department: Purchasing
 
Summary: 
Twisted Throttle is a rapidly growing e-commerce distribution company managing many brands of after market motorcycle parts, gear and accessories, many of which are sourced internationally and have seasonally variable demand. We need awesome Assistant Buyers to help make sure we've for the right goods arriving at the right time! Assistant Buyers will assist in placing purchase orders, managing vendor relationships, and ensuring timely delivery of goods to our warehouses in the USA and Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Assist with interpreting sales reports and forecasting sales
  • Create draft purchase orders to vendors
  • Review order confirmations from vendors, approve or submit corrections, and update expected arrival dates
  • Add new part numbers to the order management system
  • Update existing part numbers with new cost, price and application data
  • Research tariff classifications for new products and present to Buyers for review
  • Work with vendors to obtain information to support the Customer Service, Sales, Marketing and Web Content teams
  • Analyze and review trends to ensure that product listings are current & purchasing cost / MSRP remains competitive
  • Work with warehouse returns/warranties staff and vendors to address product problems
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills:
  • Motorcycle enthusiast
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills required. Microsoft Access or SQL query building experience preferred.
  • High school diploma required. Degree or coursework towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or a related field is preferred
  • 1-2 years of purchasing experience, preferably in e-commerce retail and/or manufacturing
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • High level of polish in both written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
  • Ability to interact and participate in a fast-paced, high-energy, team-driven environment
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to self-organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Extreme attention to detail