Mayfly Outdoors: Purchasing Agent/ Buyer

Location: U.S. - Rockies, U.S. - West
Start Date: January 30, 2023
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Job Title: Purchasing

Job Classification: Salary, Exempt

Wage Range: $55,000.00- $70,000.00
Base Work Schedule: M-F 7:30am-4:30pm (flex schedule available after successful completion of 90 day introductory period)

Who we are

Do you love the outdoors and adventuring? Do you strive for excellence and enjoy collaborating with a team of innovative, dedicated, and growth-oriented people? If so, then consider joining the exceptional people team at Mayfly Outdoors, where inspiring adventure, elevating the fly fishing experience, and encouraging anglers to catch more fish through quality products is our mission.

What we value

Fish Together – Collaboration. Teamwork. Family.
Presentation – Quality. Pride. Integrity.
Hatch the Match – Innovate. Take Risks. Get It Done.
Wade Upstream – Improvement. Growth. Development.
Be the Guide – Customer Experience. Reputation. Expertise.

Job Summary

The Purchaser maintains manufacturing operations by analyzing technical data; identifying, visiting, and investigating vendors; verifying vendor performance record; forwarding requirements to suppliers; negotiating price, terms, and delivery; preparing purchase orders; providing delivery time, location, and directions; tracking and expediting deliveries.The Purchaser will manage Vendor inventory and ensure all materials are in place for current and new projects for Mayfly Outdoors. The Purchaser will provide purchasing information and monthly reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends, including detailed vendor information regarding to new, amended, or ceased contracts to to the CEO and the Senior Director of Operations

This position is integral to the continued success of Mayfly Outdoors as a role that exemplifies the high level of experience that our client and vendors have come to expect from a Mayfly Outdoors brand. This position reports directly to the Senior Director of Operations.

Benefits and Perks

Mayfly Outdoors offers competitive compensation and benefits packages, including: medical, dental & vision insurance, matching 401K retirement plan, paid holidays and paid time off. Dog friendly work environment, state of the art facility, ample indoor and outdoor space with San Juan mountain views dedicated for breaks and lunches and getting to know your team members, private pond on property for fishing and practicing casting, pro discounts, steep Ross, Abel, and Airflow deals for employees, we ask that you honor the employee discount understanding- it’s an exclusive benefit to being an employee, so we ask that you treat it as such.

Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for:

You have experience in the position- you can talk the talk and walk the walk.
You have strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
You legitimately enjoy establishing and maintaining a professional working relationships with coworkers and vendors
You thrive in environments where limited standardization exists
Your attention to detail is impeccable
You can balance multiple tasks while managing your time efficiently
You’re not afraid to take risks and work under pressure in a fast paced environment
You have knowledge and experience working with an ERP software system

Essential Functions and job responsibilities:

Plans materials and supplies purchases by studying operations plans and requirements.
Certifies vendors by identifying, visiting, and investigating vendors; verifying vendor performance record, materials, and supplies.
Obtains materials and supplies quotes by forwarding requirements to suppliers; evaluating alternatives.
Places materials, and supplies orders by negotiating price, terms, and delivery; preparing purchase orders.
Arranges delivery materials, and supplies by providing delivery time, location, and directions; tracking and expediting deliveries.
Resolves delivery discrepancies by comparing purchase order to delivery documentation; obtaining credits and refunds.
Reduces manufacturing costs by identifying new suppliers; evaluating substitutions and standardizations.
Improves quality purchasing results by analyzing items and vendor reliability; identifying and researching options; recommending changes.
Develops manufacturing materials and supplies specifications by analyzing technical data; documenting and communicating performance test standards.
Responsible for driving cost down initiatives on current bill-of-materials lists and factory purchasing activities.
Develop, plan, execute, record and manage cost-down initiatives for the factory.
Maintains purchasing records by updating item specifications and vendor databases.
Maintains bill of material for purchased items
Provides purchasing information and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Protects organization value by keeping information confidential; cautioning others regarding potential breaches.
Accountable for management of purchased product inventory levels and assisting in inventory organization.
Improves materials, and supplies purchasing job knowledge by attending training sessions; reading technical publications.
Contributes to purchasing and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.

Preferred Education and Experience:

3 – 5 years of verifiable work experience
Ideally a Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, or Operations.
Passion for fly fishing and outdoor industry experience is a plus
Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills
Attention to detail is imperative for success in this position
Balance multiple tasks while managing time efficiently
Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
Knowledge and experience working within an ERP software system such as Netsuite

Company Wide Requirement for Success:

You collaborate and communicate effectively with others
You ask questions when you don’t know the answer to something
You are solution focused and you both encourage and empower your coworkers to do the same
You’re a team player comfortable working in a fast-paced, variable environment
You have computer literacy in common software suites such as Microsoft Office or Google Suite Apps and the ability and desire to learn additional softwares as necessary
You implement continuous improvements by setting and attaining goals that are SMART, specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound
You invest in taking care of yourself and others and are constantly striving to do better
You inspire adventure
You have a good attitude and you treat both yourself and others with respect and equality
You want your coworkers to succeed and are willing to contribute to their success regardless of whether or not you get along with them
You take pride in your work and you minimize unproductive time
You focus on maximizing efficiency and job satisfaction and engagement
You ask for what you need to perform your job efficiently and effectively
You take pride in ensuring you work in both an emotionally and physically safe, clean and healthy environment