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Assistant Buyer

Company: Weee!
Location: Riverside
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

About Weee!

Weee! is the largest and fastest-growing ethnic e-grocer in the United States, operating in one of the largest underserved categories in retail with affordable access to exciting ethnic food. By partnering with local suppliers, redesigning the value chain and leveraging social buying, Weee! is reshaping the grocery business entirely. You can read more about us on Bloomberg and TechCrunch, and here.

Weee! is headquartered in Fremont, CA and currently available coast to coast with exceptional growth (6x YoY) across geographies, categories and ethnicities. We have raised $400M+ in funding to date from leading investors including DST, Blackstone, Tiger Global, Lightspeed Ventures, Goodwater Capital, XVC and iFly. The opportunity now is to join a rocketship as we prepare for the next stage of growth, and an eventual public listing.

About Weee!

Weee!, headquartered in Fremont, California, is the largest and fastest-growing(700% YoY growth) Asian e-grocer providing affordable access to hard-to-find and fresh Asian ingredients directly from the source. By partnering with local suppliers and leveraging proprietary demand forecasting technology, Weee! is reshaping the grocery supply chain entirely. Weee! has received $50M+ in funding to date from Goodwater Capital, iFly.vc, XVC, VMG, Lightspeed Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, Amino Capital and Welight Capital. Weee! is currently available in the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, Seattle, and Los Angeles and is gearing up for significant service expansion nationwide slated for the next 12 months.

About the role

We are looking for a passionate Assistant Buyer to support our Merchandise department with the management of products. The Assistant Buyer's responsibilities include maintaining positive vendor relations, placing and tracking purchase orders, managing inventory and keeping track of market trends.

To be successful as an Assistant Buyer, you should be confident, highly organized and an excellent communicator. An outstanding Assistant Buyer has an analytical mind and excellent negotiating skills.

Responsibilities

  • Works closely with Suppliers, Buyers, Logistics, and Customer Service
  • Responsible for transactions such as processing orders, accessing previous orders and special orders
  • Maintains current open purchase orders to maximize the established Buyer Service Level objective
  • Primary liaison between Buyers and Suppliers
  • Makes suggestions and recommendations to Supervisor in an effort to continually improve the operations
  • Applies basic skills and procedures to standardized duties and tasks to help maintain contracts, programs, and supplier agreements
  • Contact suppliers and freight carriers via telephone and email to expedite outstanding purchase orders
  • Works to resolve routine questions and issues from Suppliers and Warehouses. Refers more complex issues to higher levels
  • Ability to resolve issues independently
  • Performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character
  • Supports Buyers in reaching overstock inventory objectives by assisting with product returns and inventory transfer maintenance, with the direction and guidance from the Buyer
  • Performs related duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Good "number sense" and can calculate numbers reasonably and accurately
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Read and write Mandarin Chinese
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and the ability to effectively train others
  • Strong organizational skills with emphasis on attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to resolve supplier issues quickly and creatively in order to improve customer satisfaction
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Based on category, may require advanced Microsoft Excel skills

Company Benefit

  • Comprehensive health insurance package, including medical, dental, and vision
  • Annual bonus opportunities
  • Vacation and holiday time off
  • Monthly Weee! Points credit

Keywords: Weee!, Riverside , Assistant Buyer, Other , Riverside, California

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