Buyer & Supply Chain Analyst

Date:  Nov 9, 2021
Location: 

BLUFFDALE, UT, US, 84065

Company:  GoalZero

At Goal Zero, an NRG owned company; our mission is to empower people with a bright, safe, connected, and sustainable future by delivering smart, portable power solutions designed for everyone, everywhere.  As the market leader in portable solar power, Goal Zero solar panels, power stations, and accessories give a new breed of consumers and outdoor enthusiasts the power to go farther, regardless of their gear’s battery life. We invite you to join our adventure.

At Goal Zero, an NRG owned company; our mission is to empower people with a bright, safe, connected, and sustainable future by delivering smart, portable power solutions designed for everyone, everywhere.  As the market leader in portable solar power, Goal Zero solar panels, power stations, and accessories give a new breed of consumers and outdoor enthusiasts the power to go farther, regardless of their gear’s battery life. We invite you to join our adventure.

 

The Supply Chain Buyer will be responsible for managing vendors to deliver the highest quality, reliability and value to meet company and business unit requirements. Procure goods and/or services and support sourcing and purchasing needs for business units, providing industry, technical, and supply chain expertise. Provide expertise to support business and system processes utilized in sourcing and purchasing.

 

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with vendors
  • Ensure vendors are meeting communication, delivery, and quality expectations
  • Contribute to regular supplier performance reviews
  • Create, edit, and manage purchase orders
  • Evaluate inventory levels, communicate overages/shortages, and make recommendations
  • Participate in determining monthly purchasing requirements based on sales history, forecasts, and market conditions
  • Work with Freight Forwarders and Carriers to ensure timely delivery of shipments and resolve arising issues
  • Be the primary contact for the Goal Zero EU warehouse providing support on inventory management and shipment information
  • Monitor inbound shipment status and communicate to impacted parties 
  • Manage direct-shipments to Int’l Distributors and/or customers
  • Perform the Goal Zero US & EU warehouse transfer order process
  • Prepare and negotiate contractual documents and binding agreements
  • Locate and manage local sourcing options
  • Document SOPs as required
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

 

  • Bachelors degree in Supply Chain, Business, or related field preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Working knowledge of Supply Chain policies, procedures, and practices
  • Proficiency with computer applications including ERP/MRP applications (SAGE/MAS preferred) Microsoft products (Excel) and ability to broaden knowledge as new technology becomes available.
  • Comprehend vendor and customer requirements as related to supply chain strategy
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and time management
  • Effective communication & interpersonal skills to facilitate interface with all levels of management and other departments
  • Self-starter who has ability to work collaboratively to achieve high-level results.
  • Skilled at developing and maintaining strong relationships
  • Ability to make timely fact-based decisions and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Solid ability to think creatively to find efficient solutions to various business challenges
  • Positive approach to a fast-paced, multi-requirement work environment

 

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:  

 

  • Open office environment – Primary
  • Evening and weekend work as job duties demand, especially in collaborating and syncing up with overseas partners
  • Domestic and International Travel up to 10% may be required
  • Occasionally requires lifting up to 50lbs as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities

 

#LI-ZC

#CB-ZC

 

Additional Details and Benefits:

 

We aren’t just a company but a team of passionate people who live life to the fullest, with a shared desire to help others do the same. We’re mountain bikers, skiers, and climbers, world travelers and weekend warriors, technology mavens and creatives, moms, dads, soccer coaches, volunteers, and everything in between. We rely on our products to power the things that matter most in our own lives and are proud to stand behind them.

 

Benefits include: Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, 401K Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Parental Leave, Tuition Reimbursement, and more.

Goal Zero is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

 

Level, Title, and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.
Official description on file with Human Resources.
 


Nearest Major Market: Salt Lake City