Sr. Buyer

Nautilus, Inc. Vancouver, WA

About the Job

Description At Nautilus, fitness isn’t just a job, it’s our passion. We strive to improve the health and well-being of everyone who works with us because we see the benefits of a happier, more productive, engaged and creative workforce. Our culture is one that promotes work life balance; offers continuing education on topics ranging from improving workplace skills to better financial security; and promotes the importance of getting involved and giving back to the community. We're a leading marketer and developer of health and fitness products with some of the most recognized brands in the industry, including Nautilus®, Bowflex®, Octane Fitness®, Schwinn® Fitness and Universal®. We are currently recruiting for a Buyer to join our Supply Chain team at our headquarters in Vancouver, WA. SUMMARY This key role is responsible for procuring Finished Goods and Warranty Spare Parts to meet organizational needs. This position will verify requirements from the Planning team and Order Management, forward or create purchase orders and send to suppliers. This role will collaborate cross-functionally with domestic and international partners to deliver a superb product to our consumers. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Lead internal process improvement, best practices and continuous improvement project to enable optimized results for the business.

  • Develop and maintain professional and cordial relationships with all suppliers.
  • Work closely with the Planning team to develop accurate forecasts and to optimize inventory levels.
  • Maintain and provide forecast to assigned suppliers every month.
  • Review and create stock purchase orders based on Approved Order List from Planning team and send to suppliers.
  • Issue non-inventory purchase orders for samples coming from foreign countries.
  • Work with Product Development to issue tooling purchase orders to suppliers.
  • Send order confirmation to suppliers and make sure purchased price, quantity and ship window are confirmed and correct.
  • Manage On Time Delivery and review issues with suppliers on a monthly basis.
  • Update “Supplier and Internal Issues” in SharePoint for any issue from suppliers.
  • Maintain NetSuite Item Master to keep preferred vendor, price, standard costs, and all pertinent data accurate.
  • Place, reschedule, or cancel purchase orders in a timely manner for assigned suppliers.
  • Monitor all expedited shipments from suppliers; air or ocean.
  • Upload supplier production schedules and forecasts to SharePoint.
  • Track ECO price changes and coordinate with suppliers and sourcing for finished goods and parts updates.
  • Review open purchase orders report and notify suppliers of past due PO’s on a weekly basis.
  • Validate FOB (Special) orders to ensure the information on the purchase orders are accurate.
  • Work closely with Accounts Payable, Finance, Warehouse and Logistics on resolution of issues regarding receiving, invoicing, payment, etc.
  • Utilize NetSuite reports to ensure open purchase orders continue to meet changing delivery requirements.
  • Review, process and be responsible for FOB (Special Orders) and stock orders from start to PO closing.
  • Hold suppliers in compliance/requirements with our sample shipments, i.e. PO number required, FedEx and other forms filled up correctly.
  • Review CASE in NetSuite daily; preferably multiple times a day and response at least within 24 hours if not same day.
  • Review and order warranty box from suppliers to balance inventory.
  • Serve as a project leader on cross-functional teams.
  • Support other Buyers as needed. QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Bachelor's Degree in related field and 5+ years progressively responsible experience in a purchasing and planning role, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Experience in a global purchasing environment with international suppliers. Experience with Chinese/Asian and Mexican suppliers preferred.
  • Experience with ERP system a must; NetSuite preferred.
  • Experience with global supply chains in a manufacturing environment highly desirable.
  • Excellent process improvement and problem-solving skills required.
  • Highly dependable, requiring little supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks.
  • Must be able to perform in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, and time-sensitive environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (specifically Excel; pivot tables, V-lookups, formulas, and importing of data) is required.