Japanese Bilingual Purchasing Assistant (1057)

Flower Mound, TX, USA

Job Type

Full-Time; Direct-Hire

About the Role

  • Assists with procurement of food and non-food items from other branch locations and vendors nationwide to secure supplies

  • Monitors and analyzes daily inventory of products and creates purchasing plans based on order volume, assortment and lead time for products

  • Handles shipment issues in a timely manner and escalates issues to management when needed

  • Answers questions in regards to products, shipping schedules, item statuses, inventory discrepancies, substitute items

  • Assists with food safety related issues and works with Sales Department to handle customer returns and complaints; escalates issues to management when needed

  • Works with the Warehouse Department to ensure correct inventory quantity, satisfactory quality for physical inventory, expiration dates, damages, missing products and conducts adjustments as needed

  • Assists in developing new suppliers and procurement resources

  • Assists in researching new products, and provides sales representatives with information of products and how to introduce them to customers

  • Negotiates price and deals with vendor for competitive cost

  • Attends Company events and functions outside of normal working hours

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Must be bilingual in Japanese/English

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree, major in Business or relevant fields

  • Past purchasing experience is preferred

  • Strong PC and MS Office, particularly Excel skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Great organizational skills and attention to detail