White Flower Farm- Bareroot and Bulb Inventory Buyer
Bareroot and Bulb Inventory Buyer
White Flower Farm in Torrington, Connecticut is seeking a Bareroot and Bulb Inventory Buyer. The Bareroot and Bulb Inventory Buyer is a full-time, non-exempt, benefitted position which works Monday through Friday, from 7:00am to 3:30pm.
The Bareroot and Bulb Inventory Buyer works in conjunction with the Product Development team and under the supervision of the Director of Horticulture, to contribute to the sales and profit objectives for White Flower Farm through the timely planning, purchasing, and scheduling of the plants offered in the WFF catalogs, web and Store.
Purchasing and Vendor Management:
- Maintain existing vendor relationships for assigned product categories.
- Negotiate prices and discounts based on seasonal needs.
- Manage all associated vendor communications and coordinate purchase order processing.
- Develop delivery plans, react to any deviations from the plans, and communicate schedule to operations teams.
- Maintain live and accurate inventories for finished bulb products as assigned. Utilizing inventory management databases, ensure that quantities are accounted for and entered accurately.
- Manage receiving spreadsheet documenting amounts ordered, details of quality specifications, and receiving date.
- Approve receiving documents for Accounting when inventory is received in and when quality has been inspected.
- Review and receive inventory as it is ready for shipping.
- Regularly monitor inventory and sales for managed line items.
- Identify and report on trends and potential sell outs to Director of Horticulture and team members as appropriate. Provide immediate feedback to team if situation warrants quick action.
- Identify and track results and trends and communicate them to the operational team at weekly Operations Meeting as well as suggest items for email planning team.
Seasonal Inventory and Cycle Counting:
- During the upload process, confirm saleable plant inventory accuracy at the start of the season.
- Utilizing periodic cycle counts from different departments, adjust current inventory as needed notifying Director of Horticulture of shortages based on sales projections.
- Respond to changes in inventory for products not currently selling.
- Participate in PD planning session.
- Participate in layout reviews as required and adjust product list when necessary.
- Review routed catalog proofs for pricing, product specification and SKU accuracy.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a deadline-oriented environment with minimal supervision
- Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
- Analytical ability with a creative mindset
- Proficiency with PC and Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel
- Proactive personality that is able to identify and react to results and trends
WFF is an ADA/EEOC Employer.