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Assitant Buyer- Hybrid

Location : Westborough, MA
Job Type : Temp/Contract
Reference Code : 1st

Savvy Staffing is currently hiring an Assistant Buyer in Westborough, MA.

The role is temp to perm, hybrid (in office on Tuesdays and Thursdays). Must have solid Excel skills (pivot tables, vlookups, etc).

Position Summary: To provide support for the Category Managers and assist the Assistant Buyers. Will include forecasting, managing Distribution Center inventory and validating information. In addition, the Assistant Buyer position includes issuing purchase orders, reconciling invoices for payment, analyzing sales data, creating excel based sales reports, providing support to the store operations group and accurate, timely completion of various special projects.


1. Category Item Management – new vendor paperwork/setup, new item setup, item inventory forecasting, purchase order creation, item data maintenance within various software.

2. Invoice Payments – receiver / purchase order reconciliation, invoice preparation/coding, invoice processing with Accounts Payable

3. Assorted Departmental Duties – Validation of costs, store zones, buydowns amounts and periods, promotions setup, following of all forces to include promotional products to make sure we meet contractual time frames.

4. Sales Reports – create, update, maintain and distribute category specific sales reports at the direction of the Category Manager

5. Provide phone and email support for the Store Operations group – timely and accurate response to questions and concerns

6. Invoice, Purchase Order, Item Reconciliation management – troubleshooting and reconciliation of problems that may occur in the order/billing process

Working Relationships:

Accounts Payable Department, Accounts Receivable Department, Warehouse Personnel, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Sales Representative, and Brokers.

Required Qualifications :
Minimum Education: High School Graduate or GED

Preferred Education: Degree in Business Administration

Minimum Experience: Strong computer skills. Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.

Preferred Experience: Strong math skills as well as inventory management, product forecasting and product purchasing/coordination experience.

Soft Skills: Must be well organized and detail/process oriented. Must also possess strong communication skills, which include a pleasant and professional phone manner. Should be able to successfully work within a fast-paced environment.

Buyer Computer Skills Excel Math Skills Organized Purchasing Specialist
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