International Buyer: Paoli, PA

To continue our client's growth path, they need an international buyer to oversee the purchasing and procurement of international products for retail and private label businesses.  This is a newly created role so they need someone who has experience selecting and developing product concepts that align with our sales and brand requirements.  You must also love the "thrill of the hunt” as you will visit international factories several weeks out of the year.  

You will be challenged to work both strategically and tactically across diverse product portfolio. One minute you might be leading negotiations with a supplier, the next minutes evaluating a supplier's qualifications and the next minute coordinating the shipment of newly sourced goods. Regardless of the task, it's critical you have strong situational awareness and EQ as you'll work with diverse stakeholders across the organization.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Selecting and developing new product concepts that align with sales and brand requirements
  • Developing large vendor relationships with proven ability to lead impactful negotiations that add value for business
  • Conducting negotiations and securing comprehensive agreements with suppliers covering price, quality, payment terms, and lead times
  • Making data driven decisions as it relates to sales and product performance to influence future purchasing decisions
  • Maintaining a high level of industry expertise and supplier/market conditions to leverage into new product opportunities
  • Developing a wide and diverse network of overseas suppliers to build a comprehensive product assortment

 
Requirements:

  • 3+ years of experience in international product purchasing or development
  • Experience working with product development merchandising teams to build product assortment
  • Experience traveling to Asia to source product and work with manufacturers (multi lingual capabilities are NOT required)
  • Strong negotiating skills and ability to challenge vendors for aggressive price targets
  • Ability to travel internationally and domestically to attend trade shows, visit manufacturers, and source product

 

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary range commensurate with education and experience.

Please apply directly to Courtney by sending your resume in Word format to: tmcdonald@dcmstaffing.com. Please list your subject line as: "International Buyer Candidate: (Your Name)"

ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED IS CONFIDENTIAL.
THERE IS NO COST INVOLVED FOR ANY APPLICANT AS ALL FEES ARE CLIENT/COMPANY PAID.

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