AVENUE ROAD
Head Office - Toronto, ON

Purchasing Executive

SUBMIT RESUME

AVENUE ROAD is a North American based furniture retailer, manufacturer and distributor engaged in both residential and contract markets, offering classic-contemporary designs with timeless style and enduring quality.

AVENUE ROAD is currently looking for a Purchasing Executive, reporting to the Supply Chain Director. This is an opportunity for a dynamic professional to have daily input into all purchasing functions with worldwide vendors to support the needs of four North American showrooms.

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • - Accurately purchase all client orders, custom orders, inventory, samples and replacement orders and efficiently track vendor order confirmations, deposit & balance payments
  • - Negotiate Pricing, Quantity Discounts & showroom consignment pieces
  • - Verify all order confirmations & invoices to ensure data accuracy, with minimal errors
  • - Follow-upon production and lead times with all vendors and ensure accuracy with all release dates
  • - Work strategically with vendors to plan out stock, events and brand management
  • - Contact vendors about any damages and product issues & secure the most favorable solution for AVENUE ROAD & the client
  • - Monitor North American stock levels and advise President on any shortfalls / opportunities
  • - Publish a list of all inbound stock & new items to allow Sales to promote the lines
  • - Communicate all dates and changes with internal departments – Sales, Client Relations, Logistics & Marketing
  • - Take ownership of timely pricing uploads and accuracy to ensure all Sales Orders are entered correctly
  • - Ad-hoc reporting, as required

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • - 5+ years experience with procurement of consumer packaged goods
  • - Strong team player that thrives in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • - Strong analytical and data manipulation skills
  • - Ability to identify and resolve problems promptly as they arise
  • - Experience with ERP systems, preferably SAP Business One
  • - Ability to work in Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word
  • - Strong organization and problem-solving skills, as well as the ability to collaborate and negotiate
  • - Detail oriented is a must
  • - Superior verbal and written communication