E-commerce Inventory Purchasing Specialist (Remote) – Urgent Hiring!

Silicon Valley Commerce LLC is a fast-growing e-commerce retail and wholesale distribution company, headquartered in San Francisco, the technology hub of Silicon Valley, United States. With a vast network of over 500 retail partners and an extensive global distribution reach, SVC specializes in leveraging technology and strategic marketing to excel at product distribution and sales.

We are searching for a tech-savvy purchaser with a keen-eye for detail to buy various goods for our company. The purchaser’s duties will include conducting market research, building a network of reliable vendors and service providers, negotiating the best contracts, inspecting deliveries. You should have stellar communication skills and display a high degree of cultural sensitivity to fill this role.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary Range: $1,000 – $1,400 USD per month (depending on experience and final interview evaluation)

Day to day Position Responsibilities:

  • Conducting research on potential products, vendors, and services, and comparing price and quality to ensure the best deal.
  • Meeting with vendors and clients to negotiate the best contracts.
  • Liaising with delivery and warehouse teams to ensure goods are received on time.
  • Monitoring inventory and writing orders to refill stock.
  • Updating all records of purchased products.
  • Writing reports on purchases made and performing cost analyses.
  • Attending and contributing to meetings with staff and other stakeholders.
  • Be a part of the core team responsible for acquiring inventory for our marketplaces.
  • Understand e-commerce supply chain and logistics operations.
  • Evaluate existing and new vendors assigned to you.
  • Maintain up to date vendor’s operations, logistics, and AP information.
  • Understand item information and lookout for cost accuracy across the supply chain.
  • Use critical thinking when placing purchase orders to make the best choice that drives profitability.
  • Place accurate purchase orders and maintain its accuracy across the supply chain.
  • Maintain transparent communication with the Purchasing and Operations team to ensure clear understanding and ownership of the purchase orders at all times.
  • Control Inventory quantities from the moment the purchase order is created all the way to the final delivery.
  • Approve invoices for payment to suppliers.
  • Monitor Accounts Payable to issue timely payment to Vendors.
  • Provide vendors with discrepancies to ensure credit and do so within the scope of the vendor’s requirements.

Experience and Qualities we look for:

  • Able to demonstrate with 3 to 4 years of Inventory purchasing experience.
  • Able to demonstrate with 3 to 4 years of merchandising, category management, and procurement experience.
  • Retail experience or similar is preferred.
  • Previous experience as a supply chain manager or in a similar field.
  • Excellent knowledge of supply chain processes.
  • You are hungry to learn, work, make changes and improve.
  • Able to demonstrate that you can be highly organized.
  • Proactive and able to work with little supervision.
  • Possess rigorous attention to detail and impeccable work ethic.
  • An excellent written and verbal communicator in the English language.
  • Ability to build strong relationships at all levels throughout an organization in a collaborative and multicultural environment.
  • You are amazing at multitasking and you prioritize effectively.
  • Able to work in the Eastern Standard Time Zone (UTC−05:00).
  • Set up to work from home with a stable internet connection and a quiet area in order to communicate with vendors, if necessary.
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Creative problem-solving skills.
  • A strategic and analytical mind.
  • Go-getter personality.
  • Comfortable using MS Excel and Google Sheets all day.

Bonus Points:

  • Remote experience.
  • Ecommerce experience (Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, Shopify, etc.).
  • Working experience in ERP system (NetSuite).
  • Degree in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering or similar field.

Send your most recent CV to careers@siliconvalleycommerce.com with the subject line: Inventory Purchasing Specialist – Application

**Important** Please apply with your resume showing relevant work experience as well as any project files demonstrating results.

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