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To be considered for an available position, please email your cover letter, resume, and portfolio (if applicable) to info@etcforshort.com.

 
 

TITLE: PURCHASING MANAGER

REPORTS INTO: MANAGER OF OPERATIONS 

JOB OVERVIEW

The Purchasing Manager is responsible for ordering, tracking + ensuring delivery of all goods, for both client projects and internal purposes. He/she manages all aspects of purchasing to efficiently and cost-effectively support organizational operations and the wider team. He/she is an important part of the team, and should be the go-to person for how things are tracking along. 

TO EXCEL AT THIS JOB, PURCHASING MANAGER NEEDS TO:

  • Be eager to learn and be excited and invested in driving the growth of a small business. 

  • Be efficient. Don’t settle for the status quo, constantly be thinking of the best + most productive way to do things. 

  • Have a huge attention to detail, illustrated through the ability to keep track of/be familiar with extensive inventory. 

  • Be super reliable + highly organized. 

  • Do what it takes to get the job done and be passionate about being a part of a team. 

  • Have strong knowledge of/appreciation for design. 

  • Be personable, professional, and friendly, showcasing an ability to work with a huge range of people and companies, from subcontractors to high-end clientele. 

 

PURCHASING MANAGER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Maintaining records of goods ordered and received, for external + internal needs, inclusive of any custom items. 

  • Ensuring that all items are purchased and delivered within budget and time constraints. 

  • Determining + tracking quantity and timing of deliveries. 

  • Communicating with all relevant parties to ensure everyone is aware of timelines + status. 

  • Troubleshooting cost, quality and delivery concerns.

  • Developing and maintaining strategic relationships with key suppliers, vendors, and internal team. 

  • Tracking and reporting key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness.

  • Assessing, managing and mitigating risks, communicating concerns where needed. 

  • Monitoring and forecasting upcoming levels of demand. 

  • Establishing and implementing purchasing policies, procedures and best practices. 

  • Establishing and updating approved vendor/supplier database. 

  • Producing regular reports on purchases, budgets and delivery performance. 

  • Order, track, manage & analyze company expenditures. 

  • Set up trade accounts, manage vendor logins/price lists/vendor contacts in document on drive.

REQUIRED SKILL SET  

We believe that anyone from any background can be a great addition to our team, but these skills are important to this role: 

  • Advanced level of excel knowledge 

  • Familiarity with sourcing and vendor management 

  • Experience with negotiation and networking

  • Working experience of vendor management software

  • Ability to gather and analyze data and to work with figures

SALARY

ETC.etera is an Equal Opportunity Employer that offers a competitive salary and benefits package .

Salary based on experience. 

ABOUT ETC.ETERA

We are a small interior design firm located in the Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, with work in hospitality, high-end residential, and commercial design. We work collaboratively, think creatively, and care about the growth and happiness of our team. We pride ourselves in our supportive and flexible (and fun!) work environment.