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Cat5 Commerce

Buyer

Purchasing · Chesterfield, Missouri
Department Purchasing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation DOQ w/Full Benefits Package

About Us

 

Cat5 Commerce is an online retail company based in Chesterfield, Missouri. We operate a handful of niche ecommerce destinations serving the tactical, outdoor and workwear markets including TacticalGear.com and WorkBoots.com

 

We have enjoyed consistent growth with each passing year, and strive to actively recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. Recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, our culture provides a healthy, challenging and people-focused atmosphere. We offer a top-tier benefits package and collaborative workspace for those who thrive in a casual yet fast paced environment. 

 

At a Glance

 

  • Seeking an experienced Buyer to guide our purchasing activities 
  • At least five years progressively responsible buying experience    
  • Ambitious, detail oriented, and comfortable working in cross-functional teams   
  • Strong analytical skills, highly productive, and resourceful w/ the tools at hand 
  • Internet company | Small business | Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Competitive rate w/ full benefits and top-rated work environment  

 

Position

 

We are currently seeking an experienced Buyer to join our all-star team. This role is ideal for an enthusiastic candidate in search of the perfect opportunity to elevate their retail career and gain valuable exposure to all things ecommerce. This position will manage a variety of responsibilities within the execution of our overall merchandise strategy and product assortment. This includes vendor communication and negotiations, creating purchase orders, monitoring inventory, updating key documents, and oversight for a variety of administrative tasks. The successful candidate is able to work comfortably with shifting priorities, in a rapidly changing environment and ecommerce landscape. Strong analytical skills are a must have, as well as the ability to translate that data into an actionable plan. 

 

If you can envision yourself developing an obsession with delighting our customers through providing an incredible product selection at TacticalGear.com and Workboots.com, then this may be your new home. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a high degree of initiative, is conscientious of the impact of their contributions throughout the organization, and provides complete follow through on all aspects of responsibility.    

 

 

  Duties

  

  • Develop and maintain relationships and ongoing communication with vendors regarding pricing, specifications, payment terms and delivery requirements 
  • Support other team members with facilitating open communication and disseminating information from vendors to Warehouse, Marketing and Customer Relations teams  
  • Continually monitor purchase order status and advocate for timely/expedited delivery: identify and resolve delivery issues; elevate recurring issues or bottlenecks as needed
  • Communicate changes in product assortments or shifts in delivery timing to appropriate teams
  • Coordinate the delivery of creative assets and resources from vendors to the Design Team 
  • Assist management with product assortment, promotional cadence and pricing 
  • Analyze sales trends and communicate findings to identify opportunities and offerings
  • Monitor sites to ensure compliance with internal policies and external partners, vendors
  • Research industry trends, new products and competitor activity and provide feedback to team
  • Perform data management and entry on a daily basis, including entering large data sets with a high degree of accuracy
  • Prepare necessary materials and arrangements for on-site vendor meetings and events

 

 Qualifications

 

  • At least five years progressively responsible buying experience 
  • Team contributor who successfully manages their day to day work independently
  • Superb critical thinking and problem solving skills 
  • Strong mathematical skills w/application to retail  
  • Tech savvy with working knowledge of Google Drive
  • Ability to set strategy, prioritize tasks and meet competing demands in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to adapt communication style to a variety of audiences and situations

  

Major Pluses

  

  • Prior experience within retail, merchandising, or relevant field/educational background highly desirable
  • Prior experience within the ecommerce industry
  • Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP)

 

 

Our Company

 

Founded in 2004, Cat5 Commerce is a fast-growing internet retail company, We own and operate online webstores including TacticalGear.com and WorkBoots.com. The core of our business consists of ecommerce, digital marketing, and software development. 

 

Since day one, it has been our mission to deliver an extraordinary shopping experience to our customers. We accomplish this through custom application development, comprehensive online marketing strategies, and a customer-centric approach to business. 

 

Recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, we create dynamic teams where individuals can rise to the challenge, put forth their best work, and have fun while doing so! We believe that providing St. Louis’ best and brightest talent with a healthy company culture, top-notch benefits package, and a positive work environment are key to the long term success of our company and our resident Cat5’ers. The monthly catered luncheons, endless array of free snacks, beverages, and bean-to-cup Starbucks and Kaldi's coffee are pretty sweet, too!

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  • Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Department
    Purchasing
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    DOQ w/Full Benefits Package