Apr 24, 2019

Purchasing Manager

  • Kiefer Aquatics
  • Bloomington, IL, USA
Full time Other

Job Description

If you are ready to work for a growing organization, we may just have a job for you! Kiefer Aquatics is currently recruiting for the position of Purchasing Manager.

We are in search of a seasoned professional to take the lead on purchasing, inventory planning and analysis, and supplier performance. The Purchasing Manager is responsible for developing expertise on our products, vendor pricing & terms, and inventory planning elements; creating, tracking, and providing updates of purchase orders and drop ships; providing analysis on purchasing metrics, inventory, and related supplier information; ensuring accurate vendor pricing/terms/quantity/quality on received purchase orders; and verifying with the Finance department that purchase invoices align with purchase orders.

The right candidate will have a college degree, 5+ years of purchasing experience with both foreign and domestic suppliers, and a high level of integrity with a strong sense of accountability and ownership. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and relationship building skills are a must!

Qualified candidates can send their resume and letter of interest to Staci Fairchild at sfairchild@kiefer.com. Please reference the position that you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

Kiefer Aquatics, having recently acquired and merged with The Lifeguard Store, is the leading distributor and specialty retailer serving lifeguards, swim teams, facilities, and learn to swim programs in the U.S. market.  We support a broad selection of aquatic products from the leading brands in the industry through our portfolio of e-commerce and retail sites which include: thelifeguardstore.com, allamericanswim.com, kiefer.com, and our retail sites operating as All-American Swim, and Swim Shops of the Southwest.  Our mission is to provide the leading service, product expertise and selection serving lifeguards, swim teams, facilities and learn to swim programs everywhere.

Kiefer was founded in 1947 by Adolph Kiefer - US Olympic Gold Medalist, WWII Navy Instructor, and aquatics industry pioneer. The Lifeguard Store was founded in 1992 by Mark Oostman – certified Lifeguard Instructor Trainer and Division I Swimmer.

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