Veritiv has an expansive North American network with more than 180 locations, and we do business with
more than half of the Fortune 500. We're a big company, but we’re also a new company, shaping our
systems and processes to support a successful and sustainable future. We don't just encourage an
entrepreneurial spirit, we embody it.
Are you looking to join a company where you feel empowered in your work and your job is not just a job,
but a path toward a rewarding and successful career? Do you want to be part of a company that
customers and suppliers not only want to do business with but need to do business with?
If you answered yes, then Veritiv might be the place for you. We encourage you to learn about and apply
to Veritiv if you seek a unique work experience, where diverse ideas are met with enthusiasm, and where
you can realize your full potential. Position Description
The Buyer is responsible for the daily analysis and replenishment of assigned suppliers and skus based on demand and business needs across multiple locations. They maintain replenishment parameters in ERP system, adjusting as needed in collaboration with sales, sales managers, and category managers. The Buyers serve as the primary point of contact with suppliers and are adept in prioritizing business with suppliers. Buyers will update the field on supplier performance while working with suppliers to ensure optimal performance. Buyers are ultimately responsible for every aspect of their assigned suppliers from PO creation to post PO work including interaction with the inventory coordinators.
Daily inventory replenishment review via exceptions; deficit, excess, and other notes.
Analyze replenishment parameters such as forecasts, order cycles, safety stock, lead times and make appropriate adjustments in ERP system as it relates to daily exception review.
Maintain and update inventory parameters such as vendor and item minimum order quantities, vendor lead times, vendor contacts, etc.
Analyze effectiveness of forecasts and forecast adjustments along with minimum stock quantities and minimum stock quantity adjustments on a weekly basis.
Work with Inventory Coordinators on following up on purchase orders, expediting purchase orders, resolving purchase order and invoice discrepancies as needed.
Consistently monitor supplier performance; prepare LOTC reports and hold LOTC calls with suppliers, driving towards resolution of issues and ensuring optimal supplier performance.
Utilize ERP System order fill rate and trend reports, as well as legacy systems to make decisions.
Project Management involvement as needed.
Work with sourcing team to drive supplier minimum reductions and service improvements, through forecast collaboration.
Accurately and concisely communicate updates to the organization and keep the organization abreast on requests, questions, and concerns; proactively take initiative on questions or issues that arise.
Serve as a mentor to new buyers and Inventory Coordinators.
Qualifications / Knowledge & Experience:
Seeking highly motivated, customer focused person with the ability to prioritize workload in a fast-paced environment.
Display a sense of urgency to respond to inquiries and service internal and external customers.
Basic to advanced understanding of inventory replenishment.
Strong technical skills, i.e. statistical, mathematical, systems.
Strong analytical skills, i.e. problem research and problem resolution.