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Purchasing Buyer

Company: Ken Stanton Music
Location: Marietta
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Ken Stanton Music, is the southeast's largest and most trusted independent musical instrument retail / rental company. We have been serving the metro-Atlanta music scene since 1949. Over the years we have become know as the "go-to" source for musicians supplying gear from the top name brands in the industry.We are looking for an experienced musical instrument Buyer to select, purchase and maintain Pro Audio & Accessories product lines on behalf of our company. The role is very important since our business activities cannot begin without the necessary stock. The quality and variety of products on our shelves are essential for our success. Therefore, the ideal candidate must be a responsible individual with great attention to detail. As a retail buyer, you will need to negotiate with suppliers to secure competitive prices. The goal is to ensure that the business will always have adequate stock that meets its requirements. That way we can deliver value to our customers through high-quality products and facilitate sustainable growth.
Responsibilities

  • Identify customer preferences and forecast consumer trends
  • Evaluate supplier options according to prices, quality etc. and determine the best choices
  • Discover and purchase new products and check the quality and popularity of those already on our shelves
  • Negotiate terms of agreements to achieve the best deal for our company
  • Ensure the timely delivery of products and compliance with the contracts of purchase
  • Monitor stock levels and make plans for buying within budget
  • Create reports on sales, budgets and customer satisfaction and adjust your strategies accordingly
  • Forge and maintain trust relationships with suppliers to promote fair dealing
  • Attend events and industry trade-shows to remain up-to-date with the market's trends
    Skills
    • Proven experience as a musical instrument buyer or large independent chain buying experience a must
    • Outstanding communication abilities
    • Excellent organizational skills
    • Demonstrable aptitude in effective negotiating
    • Up to speed with purchasing best practices
    • Familiarity with market research, data analysis and forecasting techniques
    • Excellent knowledge of MS Office; working knowledge of purchasing software (e.g. TriTech (AIMSi)) is an advantage
    • High school diploma; BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field will be considered a plus
      We Offer
      • Competitive Salary commensurate with experience
      • Benefits package including health / vision / dental / life insurance
      • 401k Plan
      • PTO / Vacation

Keywords: Ken Stanton Music, Marietta , Purchasing Buyer, Hospitality & Tourism , Marietta, Georgia

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