JEGS, the leader in after-market distribution of high-performance automotive parts and accessories, is continuing to see exciting growth and we are seeking to add an experienced Senior 3rd Party Buyer to head up our new Vendor Swat Team. JEGS was recently acquired by Greenbriar Equity Group and is looking to invest in and take the business to the next level of performance. You'll work with smart, passionate, and highly motivated associates in a collaborative environment as we work together to continue to grow and mold this business. Founded in 1960 by Jeg Coughlin, Sr. as a small speed shop, JEGS has grown into a powerhouse that includes a 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse which supports our multi-million-dollar E-Commerce business and original retail store.
We are in need of a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with strong sourcing and negotiating experience to head up our new Vendor Swat Team. This role will focus on the expansion of existing top tier vendors and the development of new vendor assortments.This position is located at the JEGS Corporate Headquarters in Delaware, Ohio. Relocation is highly preferred. However, we are open to a hybrid arrangement where the right candidate is in the office for a few days each month.
We would like to hear from you, if:
You are passionate about the automotive aftermarket
You have sourcing contacts in the automotive aftermarket.
Preferably across a wide range of aftermarket accessories on the road, track and dirt.
You are proficient in negotiating and developing suppliers
Duties Include (Candidates must have proven success in the following):
Evaluate new products from both new and existing vendors; negotiate pricing, payment terms, freight, stock adjustments, allowances/rebates, etc.
Ability to grow sales in his/her assigned categories through maintaining the correct product assortment, competitive pricing, timely availability and creative marketing programs.
Catalog and web merchandising.
Maintain current supplier relationships and account lines
Place P.O.’s, control inventory to maximize customer order fill and inventory turnover.
Monitor vendor performance to ensure quality, correct product descriptions, and cross-reference maintenance.
Supervision of assistant-level purchasing staff.
Analyze, forecast and interpret consumer behavioral trends.
Interact internally with accounting, marketing, distribution and management associates.
Minimal travel is required.
JEGS is located in Delaware, which is a growing community just north of Columbus, Ohio. We offer a competitive salary and a medical/dental/vision/Rx insurance that begins after 30 days of employment. We also offer short/long-term disability, company-paid life insurance, personal time off bank, 7 paid holidays, 2 floating holidays, a casual dress environment, 401K and profit sharing retirement plans, weekly paycheck and an associate product discount.
Minimum of 4 years of purchasing/sales experience in the automotive market for high-performance parts and accessories.
A personal passion and strong knowledge of high performance.
History of establishing a professional partnership with vendors and creating an attitude of mutual respect.
Strong negotiating skills.
Ability to influence discussions both internally and externally with our vendors.
Experience with the vendor line review process of product selection.
Strong time-management skills; experience in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
JEGS is a leading multi-channel merchant of high-performance auto parts. Founded in 1960 by Jeg Coughlin, Sr. as a small speed shop, JEGS has grown into a powerhouse that includes a race team, and a 250,000 sq. ft. warehouse which supports a retail store, a website, and a multi-million dollar Mail Order business. We are located in Delaware, which is a growing community 30 miles north of downtown Columbus, Ohio.