Assistant Purchasing Manager- Flower Mound, TX
Location:Flower Mound, TX
Visa Sponsor:No
Language:English: Business Level, Japanese: Native Level
Essential Job Functions

• Manages purchasing of foods, fish, and Non-food items, including sourcing, price negotiations, transportation logistics, and product development
• Analyzes and forecasts product sales volume and market demands, and creates purchase orders based on sales volume, demand planning, and inventory level
• Calculates product costs and prices to determine profit margin
• Ensures product quality by sampling and customer feedback, and work with suppliers for quality assurance
• Frequently reviews inventory for discrepancies, large volume outbound orders, slow selling items, and expired items and works with the warehouse for resolutions
• Develops and executes purchasing strategies to support the organization's business objectives
• Evaluates and assures the qualities of received items are consistent with purchase orders
• Provides administrative and clerical support to ensure the compliance with FDA and USDA safety standards (GMP, HACCP, SSOP, Vendor program, Food Defense, Recall Program, etc.).
• Attends Company events and functions outside of normal working hours
• Other duties as required
• Obligation to answer to all upper management as requested

Physical Requirements
• Able to sit and work in an office setting for the majority of the day
• Able to use the computer and type for extended periods
• Able to reach, bend, kneel, and lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
• Working Conditions
o Noise Level: Normal to loud while in the office

Other Requirements
• Business level English required
• Business level Japanese required
• Maintains a positive attitude
• Able to work independently and as a team
• Able to adapt to frequent changes in assignments and workload
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent required
• 3+ years of purchasing experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills
• Demonstrates strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Possesses basic mathematical knowledge such as markups, discounts, counting inventory, weight and measurement conversions, combining, etc.
• Has strong customer service and problem-solving skills
• Has strong communications and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrates basic Microsoft Office proficiency
• Communications and interpersonal skills
• Knowledge of ERP systems, especially AS400, highly preferred
• Knowledge of Japanese foods and liquors preferred

This position description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. Individuals may be required to perform any other job-related duties as instructed or requested by the department manager or other management as needed, subject to reasonable accommodation and business needs. The information contained herein is subject to change in the Company’s sole discretion, and no part of this document is to be construed as an express or implied contract of employment, nor does it alter the “at-will” employment status with the Company. Requirements are subject to accommodations with ADA, FEHA, and all other applicable federal and state laws. Please report any changes of essential job functions to the Human Resources Department.
This Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.