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Santa Cruz Bicycles

Santa Cruz Bicycles

Accounting & Finance, Operations
Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024

ABOUT US

Our mission at Santa Cruz Bicycles is to make the best bicycles, and to have fun doing it. We're always on the lookout for people who want us to join us to make mountain biking better, whether that's through innovative new products, building better bikes, helping riders have a better experience, or supporting people and organizations that are doing the hard work of increasing the access to the sport and trails we love. We offer a home for people who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, to think differently, and to find the best solutions to complex problems. We’re much more than a company to work for; we’re a well-respected brand, we’re manufacturers of exceptional products, and we’re a family.

THIS ROLE WILL REQUIRE YOU TO BE ONSITE AT OUR HQ IN SANTA CRUZ, CA FIVE DAYS/WEEK

WHAT DOES YOUR DAY JOB LOOK LIKE

  • Establish and maintain long-lasting relationships with high-contact vendors

  • Negotiate vendor agreements (supply agreements, manufacturing agreements, etc.)

  • Establish and maintain all vendor-related activity in ERP system

  • Manage assigned categories including: ordering, tracking and expediting to ensure on time delivery including global shipments

  • Manage component inventory to support assembly activity in accordance with established stock guidelines

  • Negotiate costs and manage cost accuracy to minimize IPV/PPV

  • Operate and maintain purchasing function in the MRP system

  • Identify potential material shortages and excess material to work with the Product team to find substitutions

  • Manage obsolete inventory

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE TABLE

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field from an accredited university (required)

  • 3-5 years of experience in a high volume production purchasing role (preferably in the bike industry)

  • Excellent negotiation skills

  • Analytical; presents data and leverages it to make business recommendations

  • Organized; ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines without compromising quality

  • Process oriented; understands and follows business processes and procedures with emphasis on transparency

  • Proficient with Excel, Google Suite; SAP, Inventory Management & Financial acumen

  • Prioritizes effectively and balances both tactical/transactional and high impact activities

  • Self-motivated, highly communicative, collaborative, imaginative and strong diplomacy skills

  • High technical aptitude

  • Ability to travel based upon business needs, including projects and assignments

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend and explain documents in English. Effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, in English.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the overall duties and responsibilities of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the overall duties and responsibilities. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use of hands and fingers, handle, or feel, reach above head with hands and arms, lift, push, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl, pull, talk and hear.

SALARY RANGE: This compensation package will be dependent on experience, qualifications, industry experience and the interview with a potential range of $70,000 - $80,000.