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  • Curio Brands
  • 08/02/21
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • 55414
  • 55,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
At CURiO, people are the heartbeat of our business. There would be no Thymes or Capri Blue without the collective passion and commitment of our employees. We consistently strive to return the same care that our employees bring to CURiO every day.

As a company that helps consumers enhance lifes big and small moments through fragrance, we are in the business of self-care. And we share that focus on self-care within the company as well. Its how we balance our AMBITIOUS cornerstone. We work hard to deliver our mission and vision, but we also value taking time to care for ourselves. Physical and mental health and wellness are our top priority, and CURiO has self-care offerings to provide more time away from work and flexible support to all who need it by offering:

PTO Paid Holidays Celebratory Days Flexible Fridays Flexible Work Schedules Medical Insurance Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Short-Term Disability Long-Term Disability Generous 401k Match Employee Assistance Program $15,000 Paid Life Insurance Paid Parental Leave

We work at CURiO for many reasons, such as our love for our products and our coworkers. Among the many other reasons is CURiOs welcoming, friendly culture. We are growing quickly, but we are still small enough to know each others names and help each other celebrate individual successes.

We pride ourselves on the CREATIVITY of our employees. From the chemists who mix intriguing fragrances and the designers who create stunning vessels to the operations teams who overcome obstacles to get our products to customers both quickly and safely, we celebrate CURiO innovation.

If you are looking for an opportunity to be CONNECTED to those that you work, be COURAGEOUS and apply.

We are seeking a Buyer who is responsible for the purchasing of raw materials and finished goods for a designated category and all functions there-of, including procurement, order requirements, purchase orders, change orders, price negotiations, order status, delivery tracking and support with vendor communication regarding invoicing/credit/refund/quality concerns. This position will manage vendor relationships and negotiations to support and enhance our strategic vendor goals, support our Brands assortment strategies, and help the company achieve its profitability objectives.

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Work Responsibilities:

Performs purchasing functions in accordance with daily replenishment requirements for materials, order processing and follow-up.

Processes purchase orders for finished goods from contract manufactures and may manage job maintenance for open contract filling purchases.

Collaborates with internal partners and provides necessary analysis to assist with assortment and sunset planning.

Follows up on past due orders, expedites delivery of orders, and makes special arrangements for delivery when required; communicates cross-functionally the expected delivery dates to support supplemental production planning.

Maintains settings in ERP/Syteline such as pricing, minimum order quantities, min/max, and lead time to ensure we are strategically buying to support replenishment timelines, minimizing excess inventory risks, and to support profitability goals.

Collaborates with the Sourcing Specialist to search out alternate vendors or supplies during periods of shortages or stockouts.

Communicates regularly with vendors to obtain quotations, current and forecasted pricing, delivery time, provide specifications, provide answers to questions and to ensure uninterrupted flow of required materials.

Facilitates purchasing of the required pre-production development/show samples and works with vendors for a resolution should there be quality or non-conformance concerns.

Communicates with internal customers, including Accounting, Quality, Engineering, Inventory Management, Production, and Sales/Marketing, as required in-the-course-of performing duties and responsibilities.

Represents the department at project planning and manufacturing meetings for awareness and subsequent action on possible changes in development initiatives, production priorities, and material requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree or equivalent years of relevant experience

Two years of experience in a high-volume procurement environment.

Computer and/or software qualifications:

Intermediate level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Basic level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook

Experience working in an enterprise level, database design software (ERP)

Core Competencies:

Purchasing and procurement experience.

Highly collaborative with internal and external stakeholders and partners.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work in an ERP-driven operational environment, specifically for MRP functionality.

Ability to strategically think and analyze risk to make informed decisions for minimizing liabilities.

Excellent initiative and follow-through skills.

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

Critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Ability to effectively manage stress and uncertainty.

Preferred Qualifications:

Additional years procurement experience

Experience in buying in a consumer goods and/or manufacturing environment.

Experience working with Syteline ERP

Travel Requirement: Less than 5%

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