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Product Procurement Specialist

Posted by Felt Bicycles on 01/17/2024

Product Procurement Specialist Job Basics

Industry Sector
Bike
Job Type
Full-Time
Job Categories
Purchasing, Sourcing
Salary
-
Required to Relocate
Yes
Required to Travel
No
Employee May Telecommute
No
State
California
Job Seeker Must Live Within
25 miles
City
Murrieta
Required Experience
1 - 3 years

Product Procurement Specialist Job Description & Requirements

SUMMARY

 Under general supervision, the Product Procurement Specialist will be responsible for supporting in planning, control, and execution of all activities related to the Felt Bicycle supply chain. Your ambition is to collaborate with the best suppliers in the market, to research our goals within the bicycle industry. You must have an extraordinary passion for bicycles, relevant experience and a deep understanding of the bicycle industry.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

              ·        Set up processing and structures within the product development department

·         Support and maintain the yearly target plan and take responsibility for cost control

·         close collaboration with product management, production, quality management and sales to ensure fast and high-quality delivery

·         Collaboration with engineering and marketing

·         Control of the forecasting process

·         Data analysis in regards to product capacity

·         Development of KPI standard

·         Build and coordination of purchase orders to be placed by Austrian procurement team

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Generally, requires a minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of experience in the bicycle industry, specifically in supply chain purchases. Advanced knowledge of bicycle industry, logistics ad product planning. Required proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in business related field required.

 OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

             ·         Superior verbal and written communication skills

·         Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 

·         Knowledge of industry related products/trends and business development

·         Knowledge of company products, policies, and procedures

·         Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven and constantly changing environment

·         Ability to prioritize workload, meet deadlines and understand when to escalate potential issues

·         Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to use tact and diplomacy; must be a team player

·         Analytical abilities

·         Ability to ride a bicycle with proficiency and follow company riding policies

·         Professional and confident with the ability to work independently

·         Flexibility to switch gears with little notice

·         Must be self-motivated with the ability to use own initiative, exercise patience, be dedicated and goal oriented.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

 CONTACTS:

 Internal:  VP Bike Division; District Sales Managers; Sales Administrative support staff; Dealer Development department; Customer Service department Executive Management.

External: Current and prospective dealers, some direct consumers, independent sales representatives

 JUDGEMENT/REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to recognize discrepancies and resolve problems quickly using sound judgment, poise and diplomacy.  Requires ability to use judgment and reasoning skills, and determine when issues need to be escalated.

 PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit; use hands and fingers, bend, stoop and reach with hands and arms. 

 

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

<5% daily

Able to sit at a desk and use/view computer

90% daily

Able to hear and speak into a telephone

60% daily

Able to walk, stand, bend, stoop, twist

30% daily

Ability to ride a motorcycle

<10%

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Other factors are:

·         Ability to travel as needed.  Approximately 20% travel required 

·         Ability to travel outside the country

·         Hectic, fast-paced with multi-level distractions

·         Professional, yet casual office work environment

·         Ability to work extended hours as required

 

REQUIRED PREHIRE SCREENINGS:

·         Criminal - Felony and Misdemeanor 7 Years

·         National Criminal Data Base 7 Years

·         Social Security Verification

·         Driving Record

·         NDOT Drug Screen

 

About Felt Bicycles

Felt Racing is an American bicycle brand based in Irvine, California. Felt produces road, track, cyclocross, electric bicycles, and cruiser bikes. 

KTM North America, Inc. is the parent company of seven performance-focused companies; KTM North America, KTM Motorsports, Husqvarna Motorcycles North America, Husqvarna Motorsports, WP North America, Kiska Inc. and Felt Bicycles.  

 

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