Goodness Me! requires a motivated, career-minded Buyer – Supplements, Personal Care, Healthy Lifestyles, and Books. The Buyer will serve as a key support to the Product Category Manager – Supplements, Personal Care, Healthy Lifestyles, and Books. The Buyer will utilize expert knowledge to purchase goods at the most favourable price for the company, while simultaneously building and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers. Coordinating his or her efforts with warehouse management and Store Managers, the Buyer will strive to maintain the appropriate level of inventory at all times.
The successful candidate will have the ability to quickly calculate discounts, margins, percentages, and volumes. Strong writing skills are required for creating reports, correspondence, contracts, requests, and other documentation. An individual who is able to demonstrate a true understanding and genuine concern for meeting the needs of the GM customer will thrive in this role. This is a temporary full-time 14 month contract position to cover a maternity leave, based out of our Brantford office and Distribution Centre.
Job Summary: The Buyer is responsible for assisting the Product Category Manager (PCM) in category, sourcing & supply chain management. This includes gathering and prioritizing customer requirements, analyzing competitor information, category and sourcing management, supplier negotiations, demand planning, promotions, pricing, order management, inventory management and returns/credits. The Buyer will support the PCM in working with suppliers, marketing, retail operations, information technology, finance and human resources to ensure revenue, cost of product, margin, inventory and customer satisfaction metrics are met and maintained.
At Goodness Me!, we are committed to engaging each customer, understanding their needs, and offering quality products and education aligned to help customers live healthy lives. We offer competitive wages, ongoing training and education, employee discounts, opportunities for advancement, and a culture promoting health, well-being, and integrity. Do you think you would make a great addition to our dedicated team? If so, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, October 24, 2016. Submissions received without a cover letter will not be considered.
While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Goodness Me! is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate in making employment decisions based upon race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any prohibited grounds. In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. If contacted for an employment opportunity, applicants must make any accommodation needs known in advance.