Buyer

Location: Exeter, PA
Date Posted: 12-07-2017
The Opportunity:
The world’s leading distributor in aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, Keystone Automotive Operations, Inc., is currently looking to hire a Buyer for our Exeter, PA location.  As Buyer you will maximize return on inventory investments through management of purchase order placement, stock adjustments, inventory quality enhancement through return of slow non-movers, overstock and service levels management.

What you’ll do:
  • Ensure compliance to contract and participate in contract improvement as it relates to the buying processes.
  • Conduct replenishment buying and placement of purchase orders.
  • Monitor and manage system forecasting to ensure targeted service levels.
  • Comply with corporate directives for replenishment and inventory levels by velocity.
  • Practice Obsolete/Overstock management and prevention.
  • Maintain service levels at established targets.
  • Conduct new item review and justification.
  • Optimize opportunity buys:  Plan, justify, make recommendations, obtain approvals and track.
  • Develop and/or provide required analysis to support the category.
  • Review historical supplier data, evaluate and assign product inventory classifications based on the category strategy, sales demand and initiatives.
  • Create and track stock adjustments (supplier returns) based on predetermined criteria and overstock conditions.  Negotiate and communicate with the suppliers related to these returns.
  • Partner with  all cross –functional departments  to manage material movement to optimize stocking strategies.
  • Research and resolution of billing issues as needed.
 
What you’ll need:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Purchasing, or related field.
  • Minimum three to five years procurement or management experience.
  • Knowledge of AS400 systems.
  • Strong analytical and interpersonal skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of replenishment concepts and systems.
  • Advanced problem solving ability.
  • Must be able to prioritize and multitask.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access programs.
  • Must be able to work in fast-paced environment and have great attention to detail.
 
What we offer:
  • Competitive salary offers.
  • Paid time off.
  • Generous benefits packages.
  • Strong 401k with company match.
  • Employee discount programs.
LKQ is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a drug free work environment. Employment with LKQ is contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check* and may be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening.
 
*The existence of criminal conviction(s) does not constitute an automatic bar to employment.
 
 
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