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Buyer at Chewy

| Louisville, KY
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Our Opportunity:

Chewy is currently recruiting for a Buyer for our fulfillment center. This role requires a candidate with the proven ability to assess inventory, negotiate pricing, and coordinate purchases. They will need to have the ability to keep pace with our fast growth in an extremely deadline-driven environment. This individual will be someone who likes dealing with ambiguity, change, and enjoys getting into the details to drive improvements every single day.

What you'll do:

  • Primary on-site procurement contact that will provide procurement operations support for fulfillment center(s) through purchase of non-inventory products and base building services, vendor management, and procurement related projects
  • Lead and Manage a team of non-inventory receivers across multiple shifts (days/nights)
  • Responsible for managing spend over $30M+ yearly per FC managed through active purchasing of non-inventory goods and services
  • Manage capital spend projects through PO creation and vendor management; project valuations from $10k to over $15M
  • Complete daily inventory counts of inventory in order to analyze and forecast future need
  • Become subject matter expert in several areas of indirect spend from material specs to industry knowledge of services to accurately assess projects and needs of the business
  • Partner with internal customers, such as Finance Manager or GM, to positively influence spending decisions, while developing measures for tracking savings and other value-added metrics
  • Negotiate with vendors and suppliers to provide value added cost savings to the overall business and create agreements and establish contracts as necessary
  • Problem solves multiple areas with high level of speed and precision; from supplier performance and delivery to internal team delivery of products to operations
  • Complete indirect inventory ordering through a P2P cloud-based system
  • Have thorough knowledge of indirect inventory shipment tracking, receipt, and confirmation of PO delivery to meet metric expectations
  • Maintain on site procurement files including JI’s for team
  • Own flow, supply, and space management of non-inventory materials through active daily tracking against network standards
  • Complete project initiatives by working cross functionally with multiple departments to drive savings and overall service level improvements
  • Actively partner with AP, suppliers, and internal teams as necessary to ensure timely payment to vendors and resolve payment issues as they arrive
  • Understand safety responsibilities of direct team members to ensure safe working environment
  • Complete work in a warehouse environment where direct team is not centrally located requiring frequent walking or time away from desk in order to ensure team is effectively supported
  • Complete supply chain and network level projects or additional work as designated

What you'll need:

  • Bachelors or Master’s Degree in Business or related field OR 5+ years in related field
  • 2+ years of procurement experience for a fulfillment center or related area
  • 1+ years of managing onsite team members
  • 1+ years in vendor management including knowledge of negotiation, and expediting of services
  • Advanced analytics and advanced Excel skills including knowledge of how to analyze data through formulas, pivot tables, etc.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills while dealing with multiple high priority items simultaneously while shifting priorities as necessary
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills for effective problem solving and team management
  • Comfort assessing teams needs by adjusting own hours as necessary to meet with both day and night team members
  • Highest levels of integrity and ethics
  • Experience with Oracle, SAP, or other related P2P systems

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • High adaptability to constant changing environment
  • Strong ability to remain self-motivated and manage team without direct manager oversight
  • Be comfortable working with and providing input to several levels of management
  • Understand and navigate through complexities of multiple manager requests or opinions
  • Ability to foresee potential issues and advocate for resolution while maintaining relationships
  • Supply Chain Background (e.g. logistics, inventory turn management, forecasting, operations)
  • Position may require up to 25% travel
Chewy is committed to equal opportunity. We value and embrace diversity and inclusion of all Team Members.
If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or similar law, or you require a religious accommodation, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at Chewy, please contact [email protected] 
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What are Chewy Perks + Benefits

Chewy Benefits Overview

We offer competitive salaries and 401k, unlimited time off, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, in addition to wellness programs, online communities, and resources for improved physical and mental health... enabling you to be your best self - in and outside of work. With mentorship programs, employee resource groups, cross-functional job trainings, events, and customized development tracks for advancement, we're proud to help develop and promote our team members from within.

True to our business, we're pet-friendly and have fun pet-related perks like Paw-ternity leave for new pup parents and Chewy employee discounts. We offer countless volunteer opportunities, recreational club teams, company outings, happy hours, and team events to enable you to bond with fellow Chewtopians and have some fun!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
We offer a commuter transit, parking, and dependent care FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
We're currently 100% remote due to caution and care for the health & well-being of our team. Post-pandemic, we plan to operate in a combination of onsite and remote, with logistics still being defined
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Chewy sponsors office sports leagues year-round.
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross-functional lunch and learns.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

An Insider's view of Chewy

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Fast paced! We work in "doggy-years" here. It's a place where talent and hard work is valued and where team members can think big and can bring their dreams to life.


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What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

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How does the company support your career growth?

Chewy gives a significant amount of freedom and autonomy to do your best work. I am able to pursue the most important objectives, and work that I really enjoy. It’s an amazing feeling to see your hard work pay off immediately and have a positive impact on the team—and something that makes life at Chewy really unique!


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How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

Aside from the standard 1x1s and team meetings: 24/7 via text, email, chat, voice and during business hours by walking around the office engaging in conversation, listening to current challenges and proposed solutions.


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What projects are you most excited about?

Collaborating with so many different teams on a daily basis and seeing how we all come together to help pet parents find the products that they need for their pets.


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