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Purchasing Coordinator

Company: Pet Parents
Location: Ankeny
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

"Never permit a dichotomy to rule your life, a dichotomy in which you hate what you do so you can have pleasure in your spare time. Look for a situation in which your work will give you as much happiness as your spare time." - Pablo PicassoYou're passionate (especially about pets) and quick on your toes - the type of person who likes to dive into the numbers, build excel models, solve complex problems, make plans, execute on them, and ensure your plans come to fruition. You also love to use your fantastic communication skills to work with external parties, domestic and abroad to work together to bring awesome products to families all over the US. If you're thinking, "Well that's creepy, how do they already know that much about me?" - Keep reading. You might be the person we're looking for.DO YOU LOVE TO?Get Sh*t Done.Set goals - and then squash them.Work under pressure.Stay incredibly organizedNerd out on the detailsUse data to form ideas, then take action to bring those ideas to life.Interact with fellow pet lovers.Be a part of a small, fun, & energetic team.Learn & become an expert on different topics.Grow professionally.Pet Parents - Company Values:Pets Are FamilyWe treat our pets just like we treat our humans. We believe pets deserve their own toy box. We spend more money on our pet's haircuts than our own. Pictures of them take up more space on our phones than selfies. We research and care about what goes into our pets' bodies. We celebrate their birth and adoption days. We cherish every moment we are blessed with their companionship.We are dog people. We are cat people. We are pet people. Pets are family.Man's Best FriendWhether it's our customers or our pack, we value our relationships and always go above and beyond. We are caring and thoughtful about our customer's experience. We strive to surprise and "WOW" with action.Our team, known as our pack, relies on each other in order to accomplish our common goals. This means, keeping ourselves & each other accountable, being transparent, communicating clearly, and always thinking of others.My Favorite ToyDogs are passionate about their favorite toy, bone, ball, teddy, stuffed porcupine, you name it. We get excited when we talk about the work we do. We love our favorite ball and love playing with it all day. We "nerd out" on the details. We are not waiting for the clock to hit 5pm. We leave it all out in the yard - we don't half-a**. Our pack is passionate.Every Sniff MattersWe are not surface level thinkers. We sniff & analyze everything, think deeply about variables and piece together different smells to form strategies, plans, and conclusions.We are continuously questioning everything. Why do we do it this way? How do our customers feel? How can we do better?Top DogWe are the top dogs of our domains, if we're not today, we will be and will work harder than the next to make it happen. We take ownership of our work and are constantly improving. We go the extra mile to push the boundaries to stay on top.We do more with less. We're resourceful. We work with a sense of urgency, but we work smarter, not just harder. We add value to everything we do, to move the needle.Be A Tail-WaggerDogs are always excited, energetic, and happy - their tails always wag. We aspire to be tail-waggers like them. We are positive, no matter the situation. We find & embrace the good in all outcomes. Even if we piddle on the floor, we learn from our mistakes and continue on. We are playful and fun. We are always down for a game of fetch.We know this is work, but we like to have a doggone good time doing it.About Pet Parents -:We were born from a pain point with our own pets. We leaped onto the scene at the beginning of 2016, at least doubling every year since. In 2020, Inc. ranked Pet Parents - as the #1 fastest growing company in Iowa, #378 of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies in America, also gaining us #1 fastest growing pet products company in the US.Our brands and product lines are at the crossing of two macro pet industry trends, the humanization of pets, and a focus on pet healthcare. The stars have aligned for us and we're clawing our way to seize this moment.We love, love, love what we do and what our company stands for - and we get excited to show that through our hard work.We're a scrappy group of pet-loving bada**es looking for fellow top dogs to join our pack. Will it be you?Your Role in Our Pack:This is a full-time position in our Ankeny office.As a Purchasing Coordinator, you will be in charge of a variety of inventory & shipping processes and supplier relations. You will be the ultimate planner of the inflow & outflow of inventory, with a particular focus on the coordination of the inflow of inventory. You'll work with other awesome Pack members on our Logistics and SupplyOps packs working to ensure the creation & flow of products to reach happy customers and cuddly furbabies all over the United States & abroad.You'll craft supply plans, slay bottlenecks, ensure accuracy of all processes, anticipate potential problems & squash them, monitor data, spot trends, and take action for positive outcomes. You'll own and execute our inventory planning tools to create supply plans for each supplier, while also providing positive supplier relations. You will forecast, create plans, sniff and analyze different processes and data. You will work with domestic and international suppliers & ensure the flow of inventory from either is calculated and timely no matter what the global supply chain and customer demand may throw our way.This role requires an uber-precise focus on Microsoft Excel, planning, forecasting, organization, proactive problem solving, mathematics, formulas, inventory management, supply chain acumen, diplomatic and tactful approach to supplier relations, written & verbal communication, troubleshooting, & analytical, technical, & problem-solving skills.

  • You will wear many "hats."
    • You will have the opportunity to become an expert in the pet industry.
      • You will use data to test & drive change for positive outcomes
        • You will lead & optimize our demand forecasting & supply planning
          • You will manage, optimize, & coordinate inbound inventory to our FCs
            • With data, form opinions, create plans, & craft proposals to increase efficiencies & cost savings in supply chain
              • You will be a critical thinker and innovator.
                • You will work in a fast-paced environment with constant hands-on projects.
                  • You will also be an organizer, researcher, problem-solver & planner.
                    • You will have the opportunity to learn and grow far beyond this initial role. In fact, it's our intention and goal to ensure that.If this sounds appetizing to you and you're thinking, "Hell yeah! Sign me up!" Let's move forward to our "Must Haves."You must---
                      • Love dogs and/or cats
                        • Have a go-getter mentality
                          • Have the ability to focus and get sh*t done
                            • Always be willing to learn
                              • Have a problem-solver mindset and willingness to tackle any problem thrown your way
                                • Have a positive mentality & energy
                                  • Have experience and knowledge using EDI systems, WMS, Excel, Power BI, and/or similar programs
                                    Must have at least 1 of the following:
                                    • Minimum 2 years of experience in a purchasing coordinator role
                                      • Minimum 2 years of experience in a supply planner role
                                        • Minimum 2 years of experience in a logistics analyst role
                                          • Minimum 2 years of experience in a supply analyst role
                                            • Minimum 2 years of experience in a demand planner role
                                              • Bachelor's degree requiredThe "Treats" We Offer(Some of the pawesome opportunities available at Pet Parents -)
                                                • Health, vision & dental insurance
                                                  • 401k with company match
                                                    • Home Owner Bonus
                                                      • Unlimited PTO
                                                        • $50/mo gym/yoga/health club reimbursement
                                                          • Parental Leave
                                                            • Pawrental Leave
                                                              • Flexible working hours
                                                                • Kick-a** co-workers and great memories
                                                                  • Employee Discount
                                                                    • Company Events
                                                                      • Snack and beverage bar
                                                                        • New Furbaby Allowance
                                                                          • Unlimited growth potential for leaders of the pack
                                                                            • Leadership Development
                                                                              • Brand New Offices (end of 2021)
                                                                                • Beach GetawayIf our core values vibe with you, your potential role excites you and you're down to join us in becoming the top dogs in the pet industry, let's do this thing!

Keywords: Pet Parents, Ankeny , Purchasing Coordinator, Professions , Ankeny, Iowa

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