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111008-1 Buying Assistant

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Aquent is seeking qualified talent for the Toys team focusing on delivering a world-class customer experience, bringing customers unparalleled selection and convenience. This role will support the instock management team in the clients Toys business. We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic, self-motivated candidate to play a critical role in improving selection for our customers. It will be important to have professional instincts, an ability to communicate confidently both externally and internally and to operate autonomously. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a willingness to roll up one's sleeves to get the job done in a fast-paced environment. High attention to detail including precise and effective customer communications, data-driven thinking, and proven ability to manage multiple, and competing priorities are musts. Candidates who are process-minded and drive towards continuous innovation are desired. The candidate must be savvy with MS Office (particularly Excel) and be receptive to working with new tools and databases.

Responsibilities:
Communicate with vendor partners to ensure ordered product is available and shipping on time to the client.
Manage the purchase order pipeline to facilitate the flow of high velocity product, and minimize out of stocks in key product categories.
Manage key performance indicator process to deliver critical reports in time for weekly business review.
Handle vendor contacts to resolve open questions and educate vendor partners on a variety of processes related to the clients order pipeline.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelor's degree
Proficiency in data analysis using Excel
Candidate must be adept at problem-solving and managing multiple priorities effectively and efficiently
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), strong attention to detail, and good follow-through
Self-motivated and highly goal oriented
Ability to think and react in a very high-energy, fast paced environment

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of SQL helpful but not required
Background in retail or e-commerce desired, preferably in a buying, vendor management, or negotiations function
Knowledge of logistics and supply chain desired

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