Get Air Management
  • 06-Aug-2018 to 05-Sep-2018 (MST)
  • Other
  • Ogden, UT, USA
  • DOE
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance - Dental and Vision available, PTO, 401K

Job Title: Purchasing Manager

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Media

Department: JAM

Location: Ogden, UT

Salary range: DOE

Pay Status: Salary

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Company Summary:

JAM Marketing, along with its sister companies, are considered among the fastest growing businesses in Utah - employing several thousand people in the area and across the country. JAM Marketing is seeking a competitive professional to drive its brand forward. The company provides services to the major national brand Get Air Indoor Trampoline Parks. Get Air is vertically integrated, which provides tremendous opportunity for advancement. Apply to be part of a growing company and expanding industry.

Position Summary:

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for managing all purchasing, maintaining inventory, and accurately managing the purchasing process within our company. They are also responsible over all purchasing agents, so the ideal candidate will have managerial experience. They will also maintain great relationships with current clients, potential business partners, and vendors. The ideal candidate will be able to multitask effectively while under pressure and still have a high degree of attention to detail and discretion to handle a wide variety of tasks. The Purchasing Manager will also need to have strong verbal and written skills to communicate effectively at all times. The Purchasing Manager will be communicating with staff at all levels and customers, as such, they will need to be able to interact professionally while still remaining resourceful and efficient.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain strong relationships with current and potential future vendors
  • Seek and retain new vendors with better prices for all merchandise items
  • Manage and maintain inventory on all merchandise to mitigate loss and breakage
  • Represent the company's brand and support in achieving company goals
  • Ensure accuracy in all spending and billing, including invoices and certificates for international and domestic accounts
  • Plan, coordinate, and schedule all shipping of purchased products
  • Come up with new and innovative ideas for products and merchandise to be sold in the JAM store
  • Identify and resolve any issues that may arise with the warehouse, vendors, and customers
  • Deliver strong customer services to clients; including: park managers, owners, investors, and outside relations
  • Research, pitch, and execute ideas for new promotional material
  • Research topics related to creative development and revenue enhancement to stay competitive within the market
  • Communicate with Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable to ensure orders are being processed and billed accurately
  • Ensure accuracy of all content and every purchase made, all while staying within department budget
  • Ensure employees are properly trained and equipped to succeed with their professional and company goals
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises non-supervisory employees in the JAM Shop

Experience and Qualifications Requirements:

To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty with the goal to attain excellence without direct supervision. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Professional judgement and discretion that comes from years of experience in the field
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Previous inventory management and purchasing experience required
  • Refined customer service and phone skills
  • Experience with negotiating prices required
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to think logically, critically, and work well under pressure in a fast paced work environment  
  • Disciplined, including good work habits and strong organization skills
  • Ability to work and problem solve resourcefully and independently
  • Sound judgement and flexibility to prioritize and handle multiple assignments at any given time
  • Experience with managing a group or team of more than 10 employees
  • Desire to lead and mentor subordinates
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Teamwork oriented

Education and/or Experience:

  • High school diploma/GED required, additional education preferred
  • At least 2 years managing a group or team of more than 10 employees
  • General math skills

Computer Skills:

  • Exceptional computer skills, including: Microsoft/G Suite Console, spreadsheeting, data management, etc

Essential Job Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit for extended periods of time. May require occasionally lifting a box up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in a warehouse setting at a desk.

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